In stifling conditons,in the magical surrounds of Vajiravudh College, the Banger Colts struggled to contain the young Thai army cadet in the opening round of the Thai Rugby Union competition. In the first half, the Colts played exceptionally well and threatened to score on a number of forays into Army territory.
However, as the game wore on, the Army frustrated the Colts in loose play and broke through the Banger backline on a number of occasions, with well worked moves and dotted the ball under the posts. The heat, pace of the game and lack of puff took its toll on many of the Bangers in the second stanza. Final score: Army 20 Colts 0