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PHUKET: KrabiI RFC recently hosted the Phuket Lomas in Ao Luk for their first U17 fifteen-a-side game of 2012.

These games act as a warm up to the National Youth Games which will be held in Phuket in May and June. As usual the Lomas were playing above their weight with most of the team aged 14 and 15 years. From the kickoff, the bigger Krabi boys tried to take control through their forwards, but fierce tackling by the Lomas forward opposition and using the pace in the backs, they kept Krabi under pressure with brilliant counter attacking. After 10 minutes the Lomas forced a penalty which was converted by the captain, Muk, for a 0-3 lead. Krabi tried to stretch the back line and the bigger centers made yards that eventually led to a try in the corner, but failed to convert leaving the score at 5-3.

As the half wore on, the Lomas began to tire from the constant Krabi battering and they conceded two tries late in the half to go into the break 15-3 down. A change of tactics implemented at half-time brought immediate results when the Krabi forwards lost ruck ball. Claimed by the Lomas, it was passed down the line to Toe, who burst from the Lomas 22 with a brilliant side step and hand off to race away and score

After the conversion, the Lomas were within one score at 15-10. Following a promising Krabi move which was halted by a crunching tackle from Aaron Reading, the Lomas played advantage from the resulting knock on. Scrum half, Beng, fed the ball out to Toe who powered through three tackles to score between the posts, and with the conversion, put the Lomas into 15-17 lead.

The game was slipping away from Krabi and they regrouped for a last push and should have had a try but for a crunching tackle by Keng.

Muk extend the Lomas lead with a penalty to 15-20, but Krabi upped their game considerably going into the last quarter and eventually found a gap through the Lomas defence to score and convert a try. At 22-20 for Krabi, the Lomas had to score and were looking for a way through when caught offside at a ruck. The Krabi fly-half took a quick tap and dived through the unprepared Lomas defense to score under the posts and extend Krabi’s lead to nine points.

Stung by giving away such a weak try, the Lomas immediately went on the attack and showed great all round handling skills by forwards and backs. Lek in the center broke the line and managed to off load in the tackle to Fae, who gave the inside feed for Toe to crash over for another try. Once again, Muk’s kick found its target and the gap closed to 29-27. With the clock ticking down, the Lomas threw everything at Krabi, but couldn’t break through. The very last play of the game saw Sombat take a huge hit just short of the line, but couldn’t hold on to the ball. At the final whistle Krabi had secured a hard fought victory by 29 points to the Lomas 27 points. The next game brings Krabi to Phuket for the return fixture.

In a first for Phuket Rugby, the new Lomas girls team played their first ever competitive matches with two 7-a-side games against a Krabi girls side. In the first game the Lomas were the stronger side and ran out 15 points to 5 winners. In the second game the girls who missed out on the first game were fielded. A fired up Krabi team took a two try lead into half time, but Lomas substitutions changed the balance of the game in the second half and the girls scored two tries at the death to draw the match 10-10. The girls section is a great addition to youth rugby in Phuket and they will also compete in the National Youth games in the girls 7s competition.

18-19 February

BKK Rugby 10s. Viagrabonds will compete in the Vets Division and the Lomas will compete in the U 14 and U 16 Divisions. Sponsors for the Lomas are being sought for this tournament.

March 9-11

Bob Dwyer and Mike Penistone of Bob Dwyer Rugby will be conducting three coaching clinics in Phuket during 2012. The clinics will enhance coaching and benefit the Lomas in their quest to be National Youth Champions on home soil in 2012.

For more information contact phuketrugby@gmail.com.

— Neil Quail



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Two charged with attacking an ambulance and driver in Phuket

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Two men were have been charged with attacking a moving ambulance and the volunteer ambulance driver along the ByPass Road in Phuket earlier this week.

The two assailants were easily identified as 22 year old Sagib Yomyai and 29 year old Sutthi Sripoon, both from Trang province, were arrested at a rented house in Tambon Wichit, Muang district, with an array of incriminating evidence that included a pistol, two bullets, a knife and an axe.

The pair were then taken for questioning in front of Phuket police chief Pol Maj General Wisan Panmanee.

The men were charged by police with damaging, or rendering useless, property belonged to another person, threatening another person and illegal possession of a gun.

The charges follow an attack on the ambulance with a knife and an axe as it was driving on Chalerm Phrakiat King Rama 9 road (ByPass Road) in Muang district on May 20.

The ambulance driver, 41 year old Detnarong Songsang, a lawyer by profession, told Wichit Police that the two men were on a Honda Wave motorcycle that chased after him after he beeped his horn at them for dangerously changing lanes near Siriroj Hospital at around 5pm on Monday.

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One of the men threw an object at the back of the ambulance and then tried several times to use a knife to pierce the ambulance’s hood cover. They kept up the chase and then attacked the rear again, this time with an axe.

Detnarong accelerated to escape and luckily for him, the men spotted police on the road ahead, so they gave up the pursuit. He went straight to the police station to report the incident.

Damage estimated at 50,000 baht was caused to the back windshield of the ambulance, its two side windows and the hood cover. As police were still hunting the suspects, Detnarong posted a four-minute video clip and photo on to his Facebook account to help spread the news.

One reporter asked the driver why he didn’t just drive them off the road, Detnarong said he was trained to save people and it was inappropriate to use an ambulance to cause harm.

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No injury as trailer truck loses control in Phuket Darasamut Underpass – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket / อาสา ของ ประชาชน

A trailer has skidded and lost control, and then collided with concrete barriers at the southern entrance to the Darasamut Underpass this morning. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Wichit Police were notified of the incident at 10am. Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the damaged trailer truck and smashed barriers. Both lanes inside the underpass were blocked until the truck and debris could be removed.

Police checked CCTV footage showing that the truck was heading down into the underpass. The truck lost control after starting to skid sideways and smashed through the median barriers.

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What to do in Phuket – A Unique Guide

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A modern Holiday Membership Club with its flagship office at the luxurious Patong Bay Hill Resort on Hasibpee Hill, Club Unique offers members an endless choice of possibilities as well as an almost limitless array of luxuries across a global platform. While a stay with Club Unique is exceptional in itself, the staff are eager to offer members & guests insight into local experiences in order to take full advantage of all that Phuket truly offers. 

Here, we offer up a Unique Guide on What To Do in Phuket. Whether it be a local temple or a famous landmark, we urge you to get out and explore some of our favorite spots when staying with us at Club Unique in Phuket. 

A Visit to Phuket Old Town

Phuket Old Town is an interesting journey back in time to Phuket’s heritage of tin mining, away from the fast-paced lifestyles of today. It is worth taking a wander around the Old Town to admire the stunning Sino-Portuguese shophouses and architecture. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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Phuket Thai Hua Museum

Originally the first Chinese language school on the island, Phuket Thai Hua Museum is located on Krabi Road. It is one of the most-preserved of all of the original colonial-style buildings in all of Phuket Old Town. The museum consists of 13 rooms that feature exhibitions in both English and Thai languages. All of the displays are a walk through history and connect the dots between the Phuket and China relationship that started in the tin mining days.

Big Buddha

Without a doubt Phuket’s shining star, the Big Buddha is Phuket’s ongoing man-made attraction. Also known as Ming Mongkol Buddha, the statue is perched atop a 380 metre hilltop in the Nakkerd Hills between the Chalong and Kata neighborhoods. 

This structure was dedicated to the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej in honor of his 80th birthday. There is also a smaller Brass Buddha that is 12 metres high and constructed of 22 tonnes of brass, which is dedicated to HM Queen Sirikit. 

Big Buddha offers stunning 360 views over Phuket and is a must-see while visiting the island. 

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Karon Viewpoint

The winding coast road between Kata and Nai Harn has some lovely scenery. Just two kilometers along it from Kata is Karon Viewpoint. There is a small car park, a couple of shops and a pavilion from which to enjoy the view. 

If you climb the steps to the top of the pavilion, you have a wonderful view north across three of Phuket’s best beaches. 

The nearest beach you can see is Kata Noi,in the next bay is the sweeping Kata Beach. In the distance, you see the long stretch of Karon Beach, if you keep driving south on this road, you will pass Nai Harn Beach and then reach Promthep Cape. 

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Wat Chalong

Built at the beginning of the nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II, Wat Chalong is the most important of the 29 Buddhist temples in Phuket. The temple contains several structures and halls. One of the halls features a gilt-covered statue of the famous and revered Luang Poh Cham statues of Luang Poh Chuang and Luang Poh Gleum, all ex-abbots of the temple. The Grand Pagoda is decorated with wall paintings depicting the Buddha’s life story and features various Buddha images. 

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is an elephant retirement home set on 30 acres of stunning forest bordering the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in north east Phuket. 

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first elephant sanctuary on the island pioneering ethical elephant tourism. The sanctuary rescues sick, injured and old elephants who have spent their entire lives working long, exhausting hours in the logging or tourism industries. A visit offers a unique experience observing retired working elephants rehabilitate into forest life. To be in the presence of an elephant is simply breathtaking and a day at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary will leave you captivated by how incredible the largest land mammal on earth truly is. 

To learn more about unique things to do while holidaying in Phuket, visit Club Unique at our flagship office in Hasipbee Hill in Patong, just minutes away from fantastic Patong Beach.

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