Sunday, June 20, 2010

TEST RUGBY IN ASIA: Asia Regional Tournament

Asian rugby is organised into levelled competitions. At the top is the Asia5Nations, followed by divisions 1 to 4, and below that are regional competitions, from which further divisions can be made. In 2010 a new 4th division was created out of a 2009 regional division. The only regional tournament in Asia for 2010 is being held in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia. The teams are Cambodia, Laos and Brunei.

Brunei logo Cambodia logo Laos logo

Some more here

The Draw
Sunday 20 June
Cambodia v Brunei

Wednesday 23 June
Laos v Brunei

Saturday 26 June
Cambodia v Laos (also for the Mekong Cup)

Cambodia v Brunei



Cambodia has already played a Mekong Cup test match against Laos, so they will be more match-fit than Brunei. Cambodia is also playing on home turf, a big advantage at this level of international rugby. The Combodians won't forget the loss they suffered against Brunei in the regional tournament held in Laos last year.

Previous Encounters
25.03.2009 Brunei 21-10 in Savannakhet (Asia Regions 1)
11.07.2007 Cambodia 30-8 in Brunei (Asia Nations Series, Div.6)
29.05.2006 Cambodia 41-10 in Phnom Phen (Asia Tournament, Tier 6)

GWC Rugby Rankings
Asia Table-Cambodia 19th, Brunei 20th
IRB Rankings do not apply

Prediction: Cambodia by 14 points


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