The Yangon Dragons, Myanmar’s only rugby club, will host its first ever home match on May 3 when the team takes on the Hanoi Dragons rugby team from Vietnam.
After success in international tournaments, at the Cebu International 10s in November and the Bangkok Touch Tournament in December, the club sent a men’s and women’s team to the world-renowned Bangkok International 10s Tournament in February, where both teams narrowly missed out on silverware.
The home match, against a strong Hanoi Dragons, side is the latest step in the club’s development to try and have rugby established in Myanmar and to build a national team in time for the Southeast Asian games, to be hosted in Singapore in 2015.
The Hanoi match will take place at the Pun Hlaing Golf Estate on Saturday, May 3 at 4pm and entrance will be $5 per person. Food and drinks will be available pitchside.
Matches are also being organised against teams from Thailand and Singapore in the near future, the club said.