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Rugby: 2013 Laos Tour Report – Champions!

Sunday morning, Vientiane Backpackers, Laos: ‘ The inhabitants of the ‘Tiger Dorm’ are awoken by a loud guttural sound emanating from somewhere in room. As the sound grows louder, it wafts the choking smell of cigarettes and spilt Beer Laos through the air. Those who can still remember the early hours before morning, recall a […]

Rugby old boy in Amlin Cup

Before coming to Southerners rugby, Tim Evans was a scrawny Welsh farm boy in dire need of a pie and a protein shake. Ten months later, and he’s playing in the Amlin Challenge Cup for the Spanish-based Rugby Club La Vila, against some of European rugby’s biggest names in what is a feeder into the […]

Yesterday’s heroes: In Uganda

The Southerners don’t discriminate against gingers (much), and neither do Uganda’s Entebbe Mongers RUFC. Toby Eveleigh, the great former Southerners backrower, recently embarked with his girlfriend Tash on a six month voluntary teaching/nursing stint at an orphanage run by the Kids of Africa program in Uganda, situated halfway between the cities of Kampala and Entebbe. […]

Bangers mashed, Southerners retain Soi 33 Cup

The place: Perth, Western Australia, June 12. The teams: England and Australia. The scene: Wallabies get pummeled in the scrum by the English, but win the overall battle. The result: Wallabies win 27-17, despite the sustained pressure up front. The place: Royal Bangkok Sports Club, Bangkok, June 24. The teams: Bangkok Bangers and the Southerners. […]

Yesterday’s Heroes: In Istanbul

Chris ‘Wagga’ Doherty recently traveled to Turkey to meet up with several of yesterday’s Southerners heroes and a few other blokes as part of the Asian Rhinos‘ 25th Anniversary Tour. Here’s his report… Brendon Jones (now in Mauritius), Dick Perkins (still styling in Bangkok), Wagga (now in Perth) and Ron Rutland (now in Cape Town) […]

Yesterday’s heroes

They say “once you become a Southerner, you’ll forever be a Southerner”.    Actually, it’s debatable whether anyone has ever really said that, but the sentiment is certainly alive and kicking the world over. With countless Southerners men and women having retreated from Thailand into the geographical bosom of somewhere usually much slower and less […]