Last Saturday, the Banger Colts played the Royal Thai Police(2) side, in a tough thrilling encounter and produced their most satisfying performance ever against the police club.
With both teams adjusting to the conditions defying the energy-sapping muddy surface to play open fifteen man rugby. With a mix of new and experienced players on the field, the Banger approached this stiff encounter with a determination to make amends for the heavy loss last season. The Royal Thai Police TRU competition games are always bruising matches.
The game was evenly matched in the early stages. The Colts retained the slippery ball well, while the Police always looked dangerous with the ball in hand. Good driving by the Colt forwards, followed by a crisp handling by the backs was a joy to watch. All the forwards were stars hammering away all afternoon. The Man Of the Match, David Erard stood out. Skipper Laurens Notenboom, Chris Fargus, Dillon Weimar, Mike Swagger and John-Michael Murray deserve honorable mention.
Play maker Adrien Simon stamped his authority on the game early and gave his outside backs time and space to move. Benjamin Rawson had a fabulous game dotting down a great try late in the second half. What did really standout however, was the determined Colt back line defense. They held all the Police threw at them on the afternoon. The Police points came just from penalties.
The margin of victory might be flattering but the nature of this win was a good start to the season. Final Score : Banger Colts 14. Royal Thai Police 9