Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Korea's new rugby stadium

Impressive eh! Just in time for the Asian Games!! Korea rugby have something to build on....

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Han River Pirates Touch and Rugby for kids in Korea

Four previous Presidents of Han River Pirates were in Shanghai this weekend, the first, second, fourth and fifth....three made it out to the pub together....when it was founded in spring 2005, Han River Pirates was the first place that rugby and touch and tag could be played by foreign kids in Korea...from 9 kids aged 6-17 years on day one, the numbers have grown over the years....anyone with the latest news, please comment below...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Future of Korea Rugby in doubt?

Dreadful results from the Korean boys in Nanjing at the Asia Youth Games rugby....this does not bode well for the future of rugby in Korea. Once again, this is probably a product of a closed shop in Korean rugby; same old coaches, teams only play each other and they play nowhere near enough rugby.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Korea Rugby on TV

Yes! Rugby on TV in Korea! SBS ESPN and KBS have both shown rugby on TV in Korea this year....

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Congratulations Korea...I wish I had been there to see this one!! A big win for Korea rugby over close rivals Hong Kong...a spark of hope? Only eradication of politics at teh KRU can bring this to life

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Coming soon; Korea rugby in Asia Five Nations

Lots of places you can catch up with latest news;
Or Korea in teh Asia Five Nations rugby is on the Web

The home matches foir Korea are on May 11th (Philippines) and the big one May 18th at midday v Hong Kong and they are both at Ansan Stadium, Ansan City just south of Seoul...

My bet is that the lack of stamina shown in last year;s campaign will be a liability this year....

Monday, October 1, 2012

Korea rugby drops to 4th place in Shanghai

Already on Saturday afternoon the regulars were shaking their heads and asking "have Korea brought their B team this year?"....even die-hard Korea fans who know their team start wobbly and finish strong in Shanghai were wondering whether the team was really up to it this year. With narrow wins and a thumping loss to HK in the round rbin (hastily re-set to two groups of 5 from the previously planned 4 groups of 3, following the withdrawal of Japan and the Kazakh's government refusal to buy their team some plane tickets), Korea got drawn against China in the semis and should have been favourities to go through but this time, China got their noses in front, then built a very strong lead that despite being pegged back by two second half tries by Korea, were comfortable winners. In the final, Hong Kong reigned supreme, disappointing the local crowd with a very one-sided victory, a far cry from the exctitement seen last year.
The crowd was disappointingly thin throughout, perhaps put off by the rain on Saturday and the hot sun on Sunday. For Korea fans, we hope that the team is re-building, but frankly, we dount it. For the record, Kim Won Young still looks the pick of the bunch for Korea....