The Phnom Penh Social Rugby Club are raring to go for this weekend’s Cambodia Tens, again entering men’s, women’s and veteran’s teams in the two-day competition which is being held at Northbridge International School in Phnom Penh.
The Rahus completed a near whitewash in the 2016 edition, winning the Men’s and Old Boys Cups, while the Rahus Ladies narrowly lost their final, taking second place.
This year, the Creaking Rahus (Veterans) find themselves grouped with the KL Tigers, Les Vieux Chefs, Dirty Geckos and RMP Vets.
The four-team women’s competition sees the Sparkly Rahus (Ladies) take on Garuda Girls, Lady Geckos and Banger Belles.
The Shining Rahus (Men’s) are pitted in a tough group against Walcha Rams, Bangkok Bangers and arch-rivals Mighty Geckos.
The veterans and women’s competition takes place tomorrow, while the men will also play their group games tomorrow with the knockout stage set for Sunday.
The collective coaches and those involved in the club have ensured expectations are reasonable and again will field a number of new players.
“There is a great balance of experience, talent and passion in these teams,” said club secretary Steve Noble.
“The ladies have been exceptional since the team was formed about 15 months ago and I know they are hungry for a title, but regardless, they are a fantastic bunch who play with hearts on sleeves.
“The men’s team is a work in progress, but we are confident of doing well with this group, while the veterans are going to do what they do best and have a lot of fun.
“Home support might be the difference, so we would like to encourage everyone in Phnom Penh to come out and support the local teams,” he added.