Monday, June 25, 2012

ASIA NATIONS TEST RUGBY: Division 5 in Cambodia

Cambodia is hosting this years Asia Nations Division 5 competition. The other teams are Laos and Brunei.

Last year only Laos and Cambodia competed in this division with Laos winning a home-away series 2-0. They won 21-19 away and then 14-7 at home.

This year Brunei returns after a years absence.

The schedule is..
Tuesday 26 June: Brunei v Cambodia
Thursday 28 June: Laos v Brunei
Saturday 30 June: Cambodia v Laos (also for the Mekong Cup, held by Laos)

All test matches will be played on the RCAF Old Stadium, Phnom Pehn

Brunei v Cambodia

It is very difficult to make predictions for this game. Firstly Brunei wasn’t on the test rugby scene last year so it’s difficult gauge their strengths. I’m going for the host nation to take this game but only narrowly.

Previous Encounters
20.06.2010 Brunei 10-9 in Phnom Pehn
25.03.2009 Brunei 21-10 in Savannakhet
11.07.2007 Cambodia 30-8 in Brunei
29.06.2006 Cambodia 41-10 in Phnom Pehn

GWC Rugby Rankings do not apply as Brunei is unranked, not having played a test match in 2011.IRB Rankings do not apply for either team.

Prediction: Cambodia by 5 points



Brunei Squad

Iqbal Dato Haji Selamat
Hj Mohd Azmiee Hj Mohd Sunnylai
Reynold Anak Balaja
Lim Chee Chang
Awangku Mohammad Naqiuddin bin Pengiran Mohammad Ali
Muhammad Redha bin Haji Adinin
Muhd Ali Nuurul Saffuan bin Muhd Ali
Md Azahar bin Hj Timbang
Muhammad Ziyad bin Haji Ramlee
Petrus Anak Tuan
Hj Muhd Firdaus Hj Razali
Halil Wakiyuddin bin Kamis
Ronny Anak Tarang
Mohammad Isa bin Haji Mohamad
Lim Shen Quan
Syahwal Nizam bin Haji Yani
Awg Muhd Arif bin Awg Hashim
Mike Potii Faatahe
Abdul Halim bin Ali
Mohd Khairul Anuar bin Awang Hj Matusin
Tajul Barakat bin Haji Abd. Latip
Augustin Asson Anak Mulok
Muhammad Fahmi bin Mahusin
Awangku Muhammad Mu’izuddin bin Pengiran Ismail

Cambodia logo

Cambodia squad not yet available

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