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Yangon Dragons Head to Cebu Tens

Myanmar’s first rugby club, the Yangon Dragons, will take part in their first competitive tournament this month when they travel to the Philippines for the International Cebu Tens Tournament.
The Cebu Tens is one of the largest rugby tournaments hosted across Asia, attracting teams from across the continent as well as New Zealand.
The Dragons are fielded in the Mens Tournament in Group B, alongside the Davao Durians, Manila Nomads both from the Philippines and China’s Tanglin Thunderbirds.
Started in January this year, the club is being run by a group of rugby enthusiasts who are keen to spread the growth of rugby in the country. Initially training at the International School Yangon (ISY), the club now operates out of the Yangon United Football Club (YUFC) training ground on Insein Road, which it is now using as its official ground.
The club regularly attracts upwards of 20 players each week and its biggest success so far hasbeen attracting a number of Myanmar locals who had never picked up a rugby ball before, who turn up regularly every week. The club now has a dozen confirmed tourists for the Cebu trip, with one Myanmar local, who will be the country’s first ever international rugby tourist.
On the last weekend of November, the Dragons will also take part in their first Touch Tournament, when they travel to Bangkok to take part in the Southerners Touch Tournament.
The Yangon Dragons train every Sunday morning at 10.30 at the YUFC ground. Anyone looking for more information should contact Phil Blackwood at yangondragonsrugby@gmail.com.

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