Friday afternoon saw the Bangers descend upon Don Muang domestic terminal, eagerly anticipating a weekend of top class rugby and fun down in Phuket.
We met a couple of amateur drinkers from the Tulsa team as we took over the Silom Village restaurant for an hour or two whilst waiting for our flight.
The first fine of the weekend went to the collective known as ‘The French’ for showing no respect for the Bangers’ dress code. I thought a double fine was in order for wearing a pink shirt, but seeing as the French were likely to take a bit of a battering over the weekend, I held my tongue. Stick managed to arrive about 2 mins before we boarded, setting a pattern for missing out on beer that he was to follow for most of the weekend.
We arrived at Phuket airport and boarded the buses before heading off to Patong and Tina House, where we were met by the lovely Joy.