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Rahus sweep Cambodia Tens rugby tourney

The Phnom Penh Social Rugby Club’s Rahus side celebrate winning the Men’s competition at this year’s Cambodian Tens. Photo supplied
The Phnom Penh Social Rugby Club’s Rahus side celebrate winning the Men’s competition at this year’s Cambodian Tens. Photo supplied

Rahus sweep Cambodia Tens rugby tourney

The Phnom Penh Social Rugby Club “Rahus” swept the Cambodian Tens in the Men’s and Old Boys sections, while the ladies wing was beaten in the final at the weekend as rain ruined the two-day event by turning the pitch into a muddy quagmire.

The Old Boys came through their group undefeated, beating KL Tigers and Royal Rumble from Singapore. They went on to beat Le XV Gauloix of Singapore in the semifinal before beating Kowloon from Hong Kong 19-5 in the final.The men’s team won all three of their group games against Hanoi Dragons, Anaconda RFC, Malaysia and INSEAD, Singapore.

The Rahus continued their dominant form, beating Bangkok Bangers in the semis before trouncing French Asian Barbarians 22-0 in the final.

Playing in their first tournament, the Rahus Ladies team won their opening matches against Bangkok Belles and a mixed Saigon outfit, setting up a final against local Kampuchea Ballop side.

In a close final, the Rahus were edged out 10-12, a converted try the only points that settled the contest. “To end the year as Indochine champs, Saigon Bowl winners and Cambodia Tens champions is unprecedented in Cambodian rugby,’’ said Phnom Penh Social Rugby Club secretary Steve Noble.

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