Saturday, July 16, 2011

TEST RUGBY: Mekong Cup

Laos v Cambodia in Phnom Phen (Mekong Cup)

Venue: RCAF Old Stadium


For the first time the Mekong Cup is being contested as a separate competition, away from Asian regional or division fixtures. Originally set down as Asia Nations Division 5, Brunei and Mongolia withdrew, leaving Laos and Cambodia to play international test rugby in 2011.

Laos is the present holder of the Cup, winning both test matches last year. The Cup is decided on points aggregate over the two matches.

Previous Winners

Last Five Encounters
26.06.2010 Laos 12-3 in Phnom Phen (Asia Regional; Mekong Cup)
15.05.2010 Laos 16-14 in Vientiene (Mekong Cup)
23.05.2009 Cambodia 24-8 in Phnom Phen (Mekong Cup)
28.03.2009 Laos 8-3 in Savannakhet (Asia Regional; Mekong Cup)
12.07.2008 Laos 33-0 in Djakarta (Asia Regional; Mekong Cup)

GWC Rugby Rankings
Asia Table-Laos 18th, Cambodia 20th

IRB Rankings do not apply

Prediction: Cambodia by 7 points


15. Anousith Chaleunsouk
14. Thit Outhone Thirakhoune
13. Saysana Vinavong
12. Pisa Vongdeuangpheng
11. Soukthavi Souliyachack
10. Chris Mastaglio
9. Vannaxay Somsuthi
8. Phouphet Phoutthavong
7. Somsay Phokham
6. Somphone Vongvilay
5. Phayphisit Maniseng
4. Garry Wright
3. Phettanousone Chittaphong
2. Damlongsack Chanthasouk
1. Phanavanh Bouuthavong, Capt.
16. Sompavanh Khettiya
17. Matsumoto Hideaki
18. Ekkasan Sengchanpheng
19. Mit Oudone Keohanam
20. Phonphasit Sansaiya
21. Savanhxay Xayyasone
22. Phoudthasi Thammavongsa

Head Coach: Ian Melhuish

Cambodia Squad
Chro Kim Seng (Sisowath Knights)
Koeut Sovan Raksmey (S Knights)
Mom Samrach (S Knights)
Tun Sopha (PSE Garudas)
Nong Sovanrado (S Knights)
Ut Vuthy (PSE Garudas)
Vong Vannak (PSE Garudas)
Dan Wetherall (S Knights)
Phorn Bophan (PSE Garudas)
Pich Ratana, Capt. (PSE Garudas)
Mout Sarom (Stade Khmer)
Luke Wilkie (Sisowath Knights)
Khoeun Sangsa (Stade Khmer)
Dul Khemrin (Stade Khmer)
Nhab Rotha (PSE Garudas)
Uk Dara (PSE Garudas)
Dul Khemararaingsey (S Knights)
Pen Sophea (Stade Khmer)
Loem Bonpuv (PSE Garudas)
Em Ratana (Stade Khmer)
Lach Sopeara (PSE Garudas)
Man Salida (Stade Khmer)
Head Coach; Richard Flanagan

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