The Southerners and friends from the Bangkok Japanese Rugby Club recently played host to former New Zealand All Black (57 tests) and current Toulouse halfback, Byron Kelleher.

In Bangkok to receive some high-performance technical assistance from some of the finer players from the Southerners and Bangkok Japanese, Kelleher also attended the Southerners’ weekly weekend touch game.

Asked what he thought of the club, Kelleher remarked in his adopted tongue, “L’√©quipe de touche-rugby de Southerners est magnifique” (It’s sweet as, bro).


Kelleher, Southerners and Bangkok Japanese club members discuss the evolutionary paths and inherent tactical and philosophical differences between northern and southern hemisphere rugby.