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Phuket readies for Rugby 10s

Phuket readies for Rugby 10s

RUGBY: The 2016 HOOTERS Phuket International Rugby Tens will be held over the weekend of May 27-29 with teams from around the world competing in the 18th year of this annual event.


By Pat Cotter

Friday 6 May 2016, 10:22AM


The Phuket Vagabonds will attempt to retain the trophy they won for the first time last year.

The Phuket Vagabonds will attempt to retain the trophy they won for the first time last year.

The excellent facilities at the Thanyapura Sports Club will showcase some excellent rugby in both the Vets and Open divisions as the Phuket Vagabonds attempt to retain the trophy they won for the first time last year.

As is traditional, the tournament will kick off Friday (May 27) with the Athena Siam Coffin Dodgers vets Tournament featuring 16 teams showing the silky skills of a bygone era and reliving past glory.

Reigning Champions the Moorabbin Rams from Melbourne Australia will look to make it three in a row but will have strong opposition with the Flying Elvises an invitation side from Malaysia who will have ex Internationals from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in their ranks and will be contenders, along with the Wanderers Wrinklys & the Bucks Stags from Singapore. The Avery Care Home Vets from the UK made up of former pro players will also be knocking on the door in what promises to be a keenly contested tournament.

The Open tournament action will kick off on Saturday morning (May 28) with 24 teams going for glory. Teams from Australia, Dubai, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the UAE and the UK will battle it out in what will be one of the closest tournaments in the event’s 18 year history.

Local boys The Phuket vagabonds, who won the title last year in a nail biting final against Australia’s Morrabbin Rams 14-12 & buoyed by their recent Cup victory at the Pattaya 10s, will be going for back to back titles.

The Emirates Flying Muppets, Nerang Bulls, Thai Legends, Medicare Barrelhouse Warriors and the AAC from the UK amongst others will all be there come Sundays finals (May 29).

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The overall standard this year promises to be some of the most competitive, and whoever wins Sundays final will be worthy winners of what is one of the premier tournaments in the region.

As always the tournament will be raising funds for under privileged children at the Asia Centre Foundation and the scholarship children will be at the tournament during the weekend to meet their sponsoring teams and individuals.

Entry to the tournament is free so come on down and support your local team, support the ACF & support rugby.

Contact phuketrugby@gmail.com for more information.

Class Act Media are proud sponsors of this event.

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