World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Brunei national rugby union team

Article Id: WHEBN0010382779
Reproduction Date:

Title: Brunei national rugby union team  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 2012 Asian Five Nations division tournaments, Rugby union in Brunei, Cambodia national rugby union team, Guam national rugby union team, Laos national rugby union team
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Brunei national rugby union team

Union Brunei Rugby Union
Coach(es) Ainol Razman
Captain(s) Faez "Eazy' Anuar
First international
Brunei 3 - 22 Singapore
Largest win
Brunei 32 - 17 Laos
Largest defeat
Philippines 101 - 0 Brunei

The Brunei National Rugby Team represents Brunei in international rugby union. They have yet to make their debut at the Rugby World Cup. It is governed by the Brunei Rugby Football Union


Rugby Union, which is played in 105 countries around the world, has been played in Brunei since the 1950s.

The Brunei Rugby Football Union was set up in 1977, affiliated to the Rugby Football Union (RFU) of Twickenham. From then on, Brunei regularly sent teams to participate in regional 'Sevens' competitions, particularly the SCC Sevens in Singapore and the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens.

Since joining the Asian Rugby Football Union, the Brunei Rugby Team has taken part in a number of international competitions. Although presently recording a rather unfavourable Win-Loss ratio in the international rugby scene, Brunei rugby is continually improving with efforts being concentrated in the development of youth players through the Under-19 Squad.

The Brunei national rugby union team plays in the Asian Rugby Football Union 6th Division along with Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos.

Under-19 Squad

The Under-19 National Rugby Squad of Brunei is seen as a platform from which the Brunei Rugby Football Union seeks to develop young players for the Senior team. Currently, the Under-19 squad has played in two Asian Under-19 Rugby Tournaments (as of September 2007) in Lahore, Pakistan and Taipei, Taiwan respectively.

The first ever Brunei Under-19 Rugby International was played against the Pakistan Under-19 Team at the Fortress Stadium in Lahore. Brunei emerged victorious with a scoreline of 14-5 in their favour - an upset considering the comparative populations and rugby history of the respective countries. Former Fiji National coach George Dreadon Simpkin commented on the impressive pace of the Bruneian backline whilst spectating the encounter. The free-running style of open, fast-paced play has become a trademark of the Bruneian team, although it has come under heavy criticism for sacrificing form and discipline in the favour of quick, energy-consuming tries.

The members of the first ever Brunei Under-19 Squad selected for the 2005 Asian Under-19 Rugby Tournament are as follows:

Manager: Stuart Alpe

Coaches: Tim Lian (Backs), Shafeek Kamalie (Forwards)

Players: 1. Muhd Khairuddeen bin D.P Haji Hamzah 2. Hj Mohd Azmiee Hj Mohd Sunnylai 3. Adrin Anak Salanjat 4. Yeo Hock Wee 5. Mohd Halim Mustaffa 6. Emmanuel bin Surat 7. Mohd Zulfadhli bin Haji Md Jali 8. Abd Amir bin Matjaneh 9. Ak Abd Muiz Pg Hj Abd Rahman 10. Muhammed Raushan Mohd Yuzer 11. Lim Shen Quan 12. Md Isa bin Haji Mohamad 13. Dinlee Ak Apo 14. Faridzul Daud Ak Dumi 15. Rangga Ak Tinggi 16. Christian Daniel Wong Kim Him 17. Md Hanafi Yusof 18. Mohd Farhan Hj Ismail 19. Mohd Sallihen Hj Bujang 20. Samuel Tan Yon Xiang 21. Ak Muhd Zulhilmi Pg Suhaimi 22. Muhammad Aziman bin Awang Nasir

See also


External links

  • [1] Rugby in Asia
  • Brunei Rugby Football Union
  • [2] on
  • [3] on
  • [4] on Pakistan
  • [5] on
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.