Brunei national rugby sevens team

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Brunei Darussalam
Union Brunei Rugby Football Union
Coach(es) England John Beart
Captain(s) Lim Shen Quan
Team kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 0

The Brunei national rugby union sevens team is the rugby sevens side for Bruneian rugby union players. They currently compete in the IRB Asian Sevens Series.

They are traditionally seen as "minnows"[by whom?]. For example, in the 1989 Hong Kong Sevens, they lost 52-0 to Australia,[1] who managed to score nine tries against them.[2] Results have improved gradually since then culminating in victories over Laos [3] and Indonesia [4] during the inaugural IRB Asian Sevens Series in 2009.

More recently they have competed in the 2016 Borneo 7s in Sandakan and Singapore SEA 7s 2016 with considerable success placing 6th out of 8, above Singapore development and Indonesia.

IRB Asian Sevens Series record[edit]

2009 Series (12th overall)
First Day Event Finish
2009-09-12 Shanghai Did Not Compete
2009-10-24 Brunei Plate Runners Up
2009-10-31 Borneo Bowl Semi-Finalists
2009-11-20 Kish Island Did Not Compete
2009-11-27 Sri Lanka Bowl Semi-Finalists

Current squad[edit]

As at 31 October 2009 for the Borneo and Sri Lanka tournaments:[5]

Player
Club
Faez Anuar Bandar Blacks
Augustine Mulok KB Pythons
Cassidy Enggau KB Pythons
Christian Danial Wong KB Pythons
Damian Donnavan Bandar Blacks
George Pyrgos No Club
Lim Shen Quan Bandar Blacks
Muhammad Ziyad KB Pythons
Nobel Lee Bandar Blacks
Petrus Tuan KB Pythons
Richard Chu KB Pythons
Ronny Tarang Bandar Blacks
Richard Gillam Bandar Blacks

Honours[edit]

  • 2009 Brunei 7s Plate Runners up

References[edit]

  • McLaren, Bill A Visit to Hong Kong in Starmer-Smith, Nigel & Robertson, Ian (eds) The Whitbread Rugby World '90 (Lennard Books, 1989)
  1. ^ McLaren, p70
  2. ^ McLaren, p74
  3. ^ Official HSBC Sevens World Series Archived March 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Brunei beat Indonesia for first points | Brunei NEWS, Brunei HEADLINES from Brunei fm Archived January 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ National rugby team off to KK for Borneo 7s | The Brunei Times[permanent dead link]