wage psychological war-fare on the visitors. TheSingaporean number 10and fullback came under particularly harsh scru-tiny, the unfortunate duo probably not producingtheir best form on therugby field that day.To their credit, the Sin-gaporeans never gave upand held their heads hightill the end but weretaught some harsh les-sons by a fitter, faster and more skilful Koreansquad and will reallyhave to lift their gamesignificantly to competein the first division of the Asian 5 Nations andavoid relegation back to
Korea vs. Singapore
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second division nextseason. In the end, theKoreans ran up the scoreto 64-0 providing thespectators with somemagnificent rugby thatthey will hope to repro-duce against stiffer op- position over the comingweeks.
Korea faces HongKong on May 9th atMunhak Stadium,Incheon. Kickoff at2pm. Tickets are avail-able again on a ‘firstcome; first serve’ basis.A group will leave Jam-won after Saturday’sraining run for thematch.
incumbent Survivors for spots and providingsome youth and exuber-ance to the men’s squad.The Colts are currentlycomprised of around adozen regulars and arekeen to expand their roster to compete in 15-a-side rugby against Ko-rean high school teams.
More info available atthe Survivors website:www.survivorsrfc.com Seoul Colts
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The first of the Maybe Next Weekend Player Profiles will focus on the Survivorscaptain. Subsequent profiles will be cho-sen at random through a lottery systemso everyone’s in with a chance to get your mug in the newsletter if you’re signed upon the team list.
First rugby memory:
Lunch time rugby at school. The wholeschool played. It had to, there wasn’t thatmany people.
Any brothers or sisters?
Two bros (21,22) and one sister (26 andmarried!).
What do you enjoy about your posi-tion?
Getting the ball on D and putting in bighits.
What don’t you like about your posi-tion?
Every American plays it
What high school and university didyou go to?
St Peters College, Palmerston North andMassey University, Palmerston North
Do you have a good luck charm/ritualfor games?
Rub the dirt from the field into my hands.It’s been hard with the turf pitches.
What song psyches you up before amatch?
All Dre 2001. YEEEA!
What actor would play you in amovie?
What do you like most at training?
A break from reality. Good stress relief.
What do you like least at training?
Having it finish.
Apart from rugby I'm good at…
online Risk. There can be only one!!!
But I suck at...
shutting my mouth when on the drink.
I hate it when...
people are bullied.
I'm afraid of...
my true potential.
Survivorsalso spon-sored by:
I can't go anywhere with-out my...
head. Lucky because mymother always said I wouldlose it if it weren’t screwedon.
Number Eight weregiven a rest in the sin binfor what amounted tonothing more than a bit of banter and collar grab- bing. Towards the end of the third quarter and withDaesim holding a suspi-ciously handy lead, theref threatened to call thematch off prematurelyfor “fighting”, but theSurvivors were deter-mined to keep cool headsand play out the full 80
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minutes.There were no further incidents in the fourthquarter and Joshua“Bumblebee” Pearcecrossed over for a barg-ing try. The ref still blewa glaringly short 20 min-utes while Daesim wereout of strike range andthe matched ended at 34-20 to the traders; reflect-ing more the skewednature of the arbitrationrather than the tightnessof the match. In spite of the loss, the Survivorsremained upbeat andwere glad to get somefooty under the belt before the real business begins in Shanghai onMay 23.
Hats off to all sup-porters and to Dae-sim for the great feed.Man of the MatchPoints:
T. O’Connor 3 pointsRJ Karas 2 pointsJ. Pearce 1 point.