Phuket Rugby 10s: In a thrilling final played on Sunday evening at Karon Stadium, a robust Royal Thai Police (RTP) team stole the title from last year’s winners, Kriel Roosters by a score of 31 – 5.
The game was full of big tackles and charging runs to the try line.
The first half ended with RTP holding a 12 – 0 advantage, and soon after the restart boosted their tally to 19.
The Roosters rallied mid-way through the second period to give themselves some hope at 19 – 5. The resulting kick off led to a missed tackle by the Roosters, and RTP ran in their fourth try.
RTP’s fine performance was polished off with a final try just before the whistle to seal victory.
Other results were:
Vets Bowl Winners Arabian Gulf Legends – Runners-up Selangor Old Dogs
Vets Plate Winners Bucks Stags – Runners-ups Wanderers Wrinklies
Vets Cup Winners Morrabins Rams – Runners-up Phuket Viagrabonds
Senior Bowl Winners Singapore Barbarians – Runners-up Emirates Flying Muppets
Senior Plate Winners Thai Legends – Runners-up Morrabins Rams
Senior Cup Winners Royal Thai Police – Runners-up Kriel Roosters
Player of the tournament Somsak Mitluk Royal Thai Police
Read next week’s edition Phuket Gazette for your full report.
— Neil Quail
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