Laos v Cambodia in Phnom Phen (Asia Nations Div.5; Mekong Cup)
Laos comes into this game on the back of a huge 70-7 win over Brunei on Thursday. Brunei defeated Cambodia 19-15 in a hard fought tournament opener but the Cambodians have had more time to recover. I can see this being a close game.
The game also doubles as a Mekong Cup clash, held between Laos and Cambodia. Laos holds the cup as the scored a better aggregate over the two test matches.
The Mekong Cup was first played for in 2008. Laos won it the first year, Cambodia in 2009, but Laos has prevailed in the last two years.
Last Five Encounters
30.07.2011 Laos 14-7 in Vientiane (Mekong Cup)
16.07.2011 Laos 21-19 in Phnom Phen (Mekong Cup)
26.06.2010 Laos 12-3 in Phnom Phen (Asia Reg.Tournament; Mekong Cup)
15.05.2010 Laos 16-14 in Vientiane (Mekong Cup)
23.05.2009 Cambodia 26-8 in Phnom Phen (Mekong Cup)
GWC Rugby Rankings
Asia Table-Laos 18th, Cambodia 19th
IRB Ranking points do not apply as neither nations is on the IRB rankings.
Prediction: Laos by 3 points
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