Sisowath Knights raced to a 25-10 victory over PSE Garudas in the title round of the 2012 Senior Men’s League Cambodian Rugby championship at Old Stadium on Saturday.
A good crowd and a light drizzle greeted the finalists when they took the pitch to produce a thrilling encounter in which the Knights held sway with some aggressive play.
There were some fantastic moves on both sides of this close contest, which was well supervised by visiting referee from Sydney, Peter Little.
James Roberts produced two stunning trys for the Knights, with Kim Seng Chro and Richie Flanagan adding one each.
Rowdie Loughlin came up with all the conversions.
Hun Hean fashioned the lone Garudas try with Nom Vannarak completing a conversion and a penalty.
On a day when the domestic league season rolled into record books, five finals were held in different categories.
Scorpions deadly sting saw LFRD suffer a 39-0 rout in the Women’s final.
In the well-structured youth competitions for boys, Cha Chork lorded over the Chiefs with a 45-5 victory in the U19 section.
Cheetah lived up to their name by fending off a strong challenge from Sarika to take the honours in the U15 event with a 19-12 result.
Cats proved too wily for Aspeca, winning the U13 final 10-5.
The Lions were all over Moan 20-5 in a dominant display that netted them the U11 title.
With the domestic season done and dusted, the Cambodian Federation of Rugby will be organising the Indochine Cup at the Old Stadium on May 19, featuring teams from Phnom Penh, Saigon, Hanoi and Laos.
To contact the reporter on this story: H S Manjunath at [email protected]