Sanuk Sanuk Rugby Tour – Northern Thailand
Rugby in northern Thailand is on the rise, and now the Sanuk Sanuk Rugby Tour services are being offered by Lanna Rugby Club and Chiang Rai Bears.
What rugby is played in northern Thailand?
There has been a rugby presence in northern Thailand for a number of years and social rugby clubs have come and gone. The Chiang Mai Tens was also a well-attended event but the rugby tournament has apparently ceased to exist.
In 2018, Lanna Rugby Club was formed, and together with existing clubs like the Chiang Rai Bears have looked to develop the game of rugby through various tournaments and local leagues.
The North Thailand Rugby (NTR) was eventually formed to promote the rugby tournaments.
- Lanna Rugby Tens League: The rugby competition featured 4 rugby teams from northern Thailand and was played in 2019. Initially, there much loftier hope for team participation and growth for the Lanna Tens Rugby competition, but it was a good starting point to develop the game.
- Tri Club Cup: This is a 15s rugby union league in north Thailand which involves 3 rugby teams. The Tri Club Cup runs from 2019-2020 and will see the finals played in January 2020.
- Chiang Rai International Rugby Tens 2020: This tens rugby tournament is planned for February 2020 and is aimed at social and amateur teams in Southeast Asia
What does Sanuk Sanuk Rugby Tour offer?
The organisers of the Sanuk Sanuk Rugby Tour have told RugbyAsia247 that “Lanna Rugby Club is partnering with Chiang Rai Bears to create a brand new tour event; Sanuk Sanuk Rugby Tour.”
The idea is for interested in touring rugby teams to have a tour arrange and they will play in Chian Mai one weekend and in Chian Rai the following weekend.
Sanuk Sanuk (Fun Fun Rugby Tour)) will organise the games and provide information on places to stay, car-van rental companies, fun things for the touring rugby teams to do in the time between playing etc.
After the relevant games, the touring teams will be able to enjoy some festivities with the hosts at their respective clubhouses.
Find out about social rugby in Thailand:
- Read about the Southerners Rugby Club in Bangkok.
- The Phuket Tens 2020 is confirmed!
- Want to join the Bangkok Bangers in Bangkok?
- The Nak Suu Rugby Academy is a grassroots rugby program.
- The Bangkok International Tens is coming in February.