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Sisowath Knights win NagaWorld Sevens

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A Sisowath Knights player kicks the ball during the final of the 2012 NagWorld Sevens Rugby Cup against Stade Khmer at Old Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Joe Garrison

Senior men’s league champions Sisowath Knights proved beyond a pale of doubt that they are the most versatile bunch in the Kingdom by adding the glittering 2012 NagaWorld Sevens Rugby Cup to their collection.

The Knights treated Stade Khmer with regal disdain, posting a 19-5 victory in the final at the Old Stadium on Saturday to hammer home a message of their domestic dominance.

They had no qualms in adapting themselves quickly to the challenging sevens format.

Using open spaces for decisive breaks, the Knights had a firm hold on their rivals as they kept the scoreboard ticking over at regular intervals.

The day-long event, organised by the Cambodian Federation of Rugby in partnership with entertainment and gaming sector giants NagaWorld, attracted eight teams that had a healthy mix of Cambodians and expats.

“It was a fantastic day of rugby. Plenty of fun and action,” said James Sterling, who heads the CFR’s public relations wing.

Rugby activity has been hectic in the past two months between the thrilling finale of the Super League to the NagaWorld Sevens through the end of the league season and the Indochine Cup.

But the most exciting and biggest event this year is just three weeks away when Cambodia hosts the Division V final of the famed Asian 5 Nations tournament involving Brunei and Laos at the Old Stadium from June 26 to 30.

To contact the reporter on this story: H S Manjunath at newsroom@phnompenhpost.com

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