Hong Kong Scottish team wins 1st Saigon Int’l Rugby 10 tournament
By Kieu Giang - The Saigon Times Daily
Players compete in a game at the first Saigon International Rugby 10 Tournament in HCMC’s District 7 - PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZERS
The Hong Kong Scottish team gained victory at the inaugural Saigon International Rugby 10’s Tournament last week in HCMC’s District 7.
The runners-up were Australian Classic Buffalos team with a final score of 19-7. The event was held by the Al Fresco’s Group with the Resident hosting club of Saigon -The Saigon Geckos Rugby at RMIT.
This year’s competition attracted eight teams and 122 players from many different countries and regions such as Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Besides, spectators had a chance to see some former Australian Rugby Union internationals, Damian Smith and Garrick Morgan, play the game.
The free-entrance event attracted a large number of foreigners living in the city to enjoy activities for families and children.
According to the event’s host and sponsor The Al Fresco’s Group, this was the start of a new chapter for rugby in Saigon to put Saigon firmly on the map as a destination in Asia to play rugby and have a fantastic time doing it.