Last Saturday night the Royal Bangkok Sport Club hosted the Banger Colts. in a TRU competition game at their home ground. It was a wet night.
Drizzly rain on a slippery surface made life difficult for both teams. Despite the conditions, they produced an entertaining and exciting game of rugby in front of a big crowd. Mistakes were inevitable, however the Bangers made fewer, and crucially dominated the scrums. Laurens Notenboom and Chris Fargus lead the forwards well. Both sides produced some open rugby endeavoring to move the ball wide, but for obvious reasons the game had long spells where forward play dominated.
From the outset the Colt scrum clearly had the momentum and gave the backs a solid platform to work for Max Labardin, Adrien Simon and Kilea Fakaua to work from. A very good squad performance with all players making a significant commitment and contribution. The loose forwards in particular, ran themselves ragged.
Having built up a lead late in the first half, they had to dig deep to hold out against there determined opponents. RSBC would not give up. The game was becoming more and more fragmented with stoppages as the rigors of play took their toll on the players. The match then became a midfield slog for both teams with no real scoring opportunities.
The Colts produced a titanic defensive performance to win in this hard-fought match. The last five minutes of the game seemed interminable. The Colts hung on to a one point advantage for the victory. It is was difficult to single out players for praise however, the coach and team leadership gave the Man Of The Match award to Charles Blancard. Awesome game. Final Score : Banger Colts 13, RBSC 12