Last weekend, the Old Bangkok Bangers hosted the Hong Kong Cricket Club rugby touring side the Angels. It was a hot humid afternoon, with conditions probably favoring the Bangers. The Hong Kongers – 40 strong – were a hefty, formidable bunch. The Bangers knew they were in for a tough game and going to have to work hard for a positive result.
The Bangers were not phased by their size, taking the game to the Angels. For much the first half, the Bangers were camped inside the Hong Kong half. It was exciting stuff with the Vet forwards and backs weaving some magic. The Hong Kong defense was resolute and there was no score. The second half was a even affair, with the game moving up and down the field with some entertaining rugby played by both sides. When the final whistle blew, there were still no points on the board. A rare event in the modern game. Final Score : Bangers 0, Hong Kong 0.