Taipei Babeboons vs Hong Kong Cricket Club

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This past weekend the Womens side of the Taipei Baboons Rugby Football Club, aptly named the Taipei Babeboons, hosted the Women of the Hong Kong Cricket Club for the first ever 15s a side Ladies’ rugby match on Taiwan soil. The Babeboons fielded a team hailing from all parts of the island, with players traveling from Taichung and a strong contingent from Kaohsiung joining the Taipei regulars, showcasing the increasing popularity and solidarity of Women’s rugby in Taiwan. The match itself took place in balmy 33 degree weather on Taipei’s Bailing Field’s southernmost pitch.

The game was heavy hitting and hard-fought on both sides, with Hong Kong Cricket Club using their swift and dangerous backs to score early tries in the first of three twenty minute periods. The Babeboons used the first twenty minutes to adjust to an unfamiliar 15s playing style and came roaring back in the middle of the second period with forward phases starting from the half way line and driving along the right side of the pitch with pick and goes complemented by offloads to supporting runners for an exhilarating finish in the corner by scrumhalf Kirsty Grant. The Babeboons continued their effort to regain dominance in the last two thirds of the match, winning every one of their lineouts and even stealing two opposition throws with superb lifting of Tiffany Chen at her debut at lock paired with the accurate throws of the hooker, Deborah Su.

In the dying minutes of the last period and deep in Hong Kong territory, the Babeboons pack continued to show their tenacity as they pulled in nearly all the HKCC ladies with strong forward running, creating a three player overlap on the far side of the pitch. However, the Babeboons front row decided to finish the deed themselves with a pop ball from the back of a ruck on Hong Kong’s five meter line to Tina Phenix running at full tilt. Breaking two tackles and dragging two additional Hong Kong players along for the ride, the platinum blond prop fully extended her arms for a crowd pleasing five point finish. Ultimately, the overall experience and decisive running by the HKCC backs proved too much for the Babeboons to overcome with a final score of 22-10.

The HKCC Ladies were also a social force to be reckoned with, narrowly defeating the Babeboons in the obligatory boat race and leading the charge with traditional rugby songs. The evening kicked-off with a dinner hosted by the Taipei Baboons Club and finished at their home bar, the Brass Monkey. The Babeboons would like to thank the Hong Kong Cricket Club’s women’s side for making the trip to Taiwan and hope to see them again next year- and in the years to come. Also thanks to our sponsors, the Brass Monkey for hosting the final party and Redpoint Brewing Co. for donating two kegs for the social.

Kaohsiung 7s 2016

Baboons are Kaohsiung 7s champions! And Duncan Sherman the tournament MVP. Great effort of the Silverbacks with 7 players + Kate. Well done Boons!

Results:

Baboons 36:0 嘉義大學校友
Silverbacks 12:12 六信校友
Baboons 5:0 屏東大學 (Forfeited)
Silverbacks 42:5東海校友
高雄醫學大學 0:40 Baboons
崑山俱樂部 28:21 Silverbacks
Baboons 45:0 木棉花俱樂部
Silverbacks 10:0 南台OB

All the results : https://www.facebook.com/kaohsiungrugby/photos/a.206139302842776.41376.206124872844219/824202374369796/?type=3

Videos

Photos credits: Elsa
More photos: https://www.facebook.com/elsaoz/media_set?set=a.10154241216511869.1073741869.777606868&type=3

Manila 10s 2016 Results

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Results

Cup Champions: JML New Zealand Warriors
Runners-Up: B2Gold Larrikins
 

Vets Champions: SCC Growlers
Runners-Up: Fiji Golden Oldies
 

Plate Champions: RMD Tigers
Bowl Champions: PTS Clark Jets
Shield Champions: Cebu Dragons

Full results on the Manila 10s website.

Taipei Baboons and Taipei Silverbacks

The Taipei Baboons reach the Plate QF and the Silverbacks reach the Vets QF.

Thanks to our sponsors. Without their help we would not be able to accomplish all this results !

Photos of day 1 and day 2.

Sunday, Mar 20 2016

 

Saturday, Mar 19 2016

Taipei Baboons
Taipei Silverbacks

 

Macau Beach Rugby Tournament 2015

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Let’s get behind the Baboons Ladies for their competition this coming Saturday in Macau !

Pool:

Taipei Baboons Ladies
HK Police Sirens
SZ Dragon Girls
HK Scottisch Kukris
GZ Rams Girls

Pool games :

11:00am Baboons Ladies vs Mauloon
11:40am Baboons Ladies vs HK Police Sirens
12:20pm Baboons Ladies vs SZ Dragon Girls
1:20pm Baboons Ladies vs HK Scottisch Kukris
2:20pm Baboons Ladies vs GZ Rams Girls

Finals starting at 5pm

澳門沙灘欖球賽2015
Macau Beach Rugby Tournament 2015
Date : 12/09/2015 11:00am
Venue : Hac Sa Beach (near Grand Coloane resort)
More information : http://www.macaurugby.com/

Fat Boys 10s 2015 Champions

Fat Boys 10s 2015 Champions

Congratulations to the touring team.  Fantastic that to be able to pull this off for the second year in a row.

Let’s not forget that this tournament was also for a great cause and so a big thank you to the organizers, Pot Bellied Pigs RFC and their great leader Anson Bailey.

2015 Final : Port Moresby Fiss-pots 7 – 10 Baboons

2014 Final :  Baboons 14-12 Nomads

All the result from the 2015 can be found here.

Thanks to our sponsors : The Brass Monkey – Redpoint Brewing Company 紅點手工鮮釀啤酒 – TweakTown – HUKIT for making this possible !

Photo credits : 簡小翔

More information on the Fat Boys 10s
Organized by the Pot Bellied Pigs R.F.C

Taiwan 10s : Day 2 as it happened

Congratulations to the Taipei Blacks Taiwan 10s 2015 champions ! The Taipei Baboons finish fourth of the Cup competition.

Taiwan 10s 2015

Kids Rugby – Taipei Angry Birds




All the photos : http://www.twrugbypix.com
攝影(Photographer):黃聖凱/郭士維(Sheng-Kai Huang/Shih-Wei Kuo)

Cup competition:

Cup winner : 台北黑衫軍 Taipei Blacks

Taiwan 10s 2015

Cup QF 台北猴王 Taipei Baboons 33 – 0 新竹長城 Hsinchu Greatwall
Cup SF 台北猴王 Taipei Baboons 7 – 12 台北黑衫軍 Taipei Blacks
Cup 3rd/4th 桃園市 Taoyaun City 21 – 7 台北猴王 Taipei Baboons

Taiwan 10s 2015

Plate winner : 新北市 New Taipei City

Bowl winner : 台北台大夢幻隊 Taipei NTU Dreams

All results : http://www.twrugby.com/
Date: 6/7, 2015
Place: Taoyuan Stadium, Taoyuan City

More picture from www.twrugbypix.com
攝影(Photographer):黃聖凱/郭士維(Sheng-Kai Huang/Shih-Wei Kuo)

Cup Semi-finals 
3rd/4th Cup Final 桃園市 Taoyuan City VS 台北猴王 Taipei Baboons

Taiwan 10s : Day 1 as it happened

The Taipei Silverbacks won the vets competition with 3 wins in 3 games ! The Taipei Baboons secure 3 wins and are placed in second position in the overall standing. They will play Hsinchu tomorrow in the quarter finals.

Taipei Baboons - Taiwan 10s - 2015

Open competition:

Taipei Baboons 33 – 5 Ronins
Taipei Baboons 19 – 7 Macau RFU
Taipei Baboons 45 – 5 Taichung Marauders

All results : https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanRugbyUnion/

Ranking:

1. 桃園市 Taoyuan City
2. 猴王 Taipei Baboons
3. 黑衫軍 Taipei Blacks
4. 桃園大竹 Taoyuan Dachu
5. 新北市 New Taipei City
6. 掠奪者 Taichung Mauraders
7. 新竹長城 Hsinchu Greatwall
8. 台灣浪人 Ronins
9. 台大夢幻 NTU Dreams
10. 澳門 Macau RFC
11. 五木 Taiwan Fivewoods
12. 香港雞糊 Hong Kong Gaiwu

Play – offs:

Taoyuan City – Ronins
Taipei Baboons – Hsinchu Greatwall
Taipei Blacks – Taichung Marauders
Taoyuan Dachu – New Taipei City

More info : https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanRugbyUnion/

Taipei Silverbacks - Taiwan 10s - 2015

Vets Competition

Taipei Silverbacks  21 – 7 Taipei Blacks Senior
Taipei Silverbacks 26 – 10 New Taipei Pirates
Kaohsiung 98 T-Rex 7 – 19 Taipei Silverbacks

Taipei Silverbacks - Champion Taiwan 10s - 2015

Ranking:

1 台北銀背 Taipei Silverbacks
2 高雄98暴龍 Kaohsiung 98 T-Rex
3 台北黑衫軍 Taipei Blacks Seniors
4 新北淡江海賊 New Taipei Pirates

More photos of the Vets competition : http://www.twrugbypix.com/

Taipei Baboons – Causeway Bay Rugby

The Taipei Baboons received the Causeway Bay Rugby team touring from Hong Kong to Taipei. The Taipei Baboons defeated the touring team 39-21. The Baboons remain unbeaten at home against a Hong Kong side.

Complete Album: http://www.twrugbypix.com/2015/CWBRFC/BaboonsVSCWB/
Photographer: Sheng-Kai Huang(黃聖凱) – 台灣橄欖球相片簿 – TaiWanRugbyPix

Result: Taipei Baboons 39 – 21 Causeway Bay
Referee: Best Wu
Venue: Bailing Rugby Fields, Taipei, Taiwan
Date: May 2nd, 2015

Taipei Baboons Ladies – Discovery Bay Pirates Ladies

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The Baboons ladies put up a spirited performance on Saturday to beat the visiting Discovery Bay Pirates, a division 2 side in HK, at Bailing rugby fields. There were two matches played, the first a 10s match which the Baboons won 12-0, both tries coming from fly half Catherine Jane Mineur and one conversion from the boot of Vicki Offland. The second match was 7s with the Baboons running in 15-5 with 3 tries from Vicki Offland, Jane Chuang and Shingwen Chang.
This was a stunning performance from a team that only formed in the last few weeks with a solid mix of experience and future potential. For some, this was their first (but definitely not last) game of contact rugby.
The Baboons pack were dominant throughout and created a solid foundation for some silky running skills in the backs. Defense was superb in both games, capped by a crunching try saving tackle on the line by Vicki Offland which actually led to a counter attack and ultimately a try at the other end of the field. Hard really to single out anyone as this was a true team performance.
The Baboons ladies are keen to build on this impressive win with a second match in south Taiwan this June.

(Read more on the Taipei Times.)

Join the Taipei Baboons Ladies trainings Thursdays 7:30 pm and Saturdays 12:00 pm at Bailing Rugby Fields (more information on our facebook group page).

1H: Baboons 12 –  0 Pirates (10s)
Ref: Mr Mao

2H: Baboons 15 – 5 Pirates (7s)
Ref: Best Wu

Venue : Bailing Rugby Fields
Date : April 18, 2015

Manila 10s Team Photos

– All team photos : www.manila10s.com

– Manila 10s results