FROM ZEROES TO HEROES
In a shocking upset at the recent Angkor Rugby Tens tounament in Phnom Pehn last week, the Phuket Viagrabonds returned home with the Old Boys Champions Trophy.
The team that had never won a game EVER returned from the tournament with a 100% record!!!.
Yws, our very own Coffin Dodgers magnificently captained by 'The Duke', defeated the heavily favoured Old Bangkok Bangers 15-10 and the French Indochine 25-15 to hoist a trophy for the first time in club history.
"I can't believe it," said the Viagrabonds veteran prop Steve 'Hotdog' Hatchett, still wearing his trademark hooped socks. "We've never won anything."
It is said a tear was spotted.
The first match at the Phnom Pehn Olympic Stadium against Bangkok was a hard fought victory despite the Viagrabonds numerous injuries and headaches prior to kick-off. A late try by star winger Graham Sofie was the decider and left the Phuket side more surprised than anyone in the silenced stadium.
With a victory behind them and despite obvious shock, the Phuket team were then able muster enough confidence from their travelling island supporters to finish off the French side with some pretty unusually good play and a lucky bounce or two.
Most valuable player and highest scorer of the tournament was centre Jamie Dunne, a speeding blur throughout the weekend.
The team would like to thank its sponsors, Island Pools, Tilleke and Gibbins, Engel and Voelkers, Original Visions, Bellwater Construction and Casuarina Shores.
The Viagrabonds will next play in the Bangkok Tens in January prior to hosting this year's Phuket Tens in May.
All are welcome to play and support the side.