The Amora Hotels & Resorts Phuket International Dimbulla Rugby 11s Tournament is building nicely. Dates for the tournament are 7-9 June 2024 with the usual Vets tournament kicking off proceedings on Friday the 7th. Mens & womens Open take centre stage on saturday and Sunday will see knockouts and finals of all competitions. Last year’s winners in both the men’s & women’s open divisions are coming back to defend their titles. Bank Muamalat Bullets and Dingo’s Rugby respectively. On the back of successful 11s Rugby tournaments in Phuket & Chiang Mai in 2023 and an 11s league in Chiang Mai, 11s Rugby is here to stay. With 11s Rugby tournaments in Phuket, Danang, Colombo & Chiang Mai in 2024, it’s an exciting time for rugby in Asia.

There are many new teams and a lot of the old favourites attending The Amora Hotels & Resorts Dimbulla Phuket International Rugby 11s across all divisions, which will continue the legacy of a fun, action packed social weekend.

As is tradition the tournament will open on Friday 7th June 2024 with the Athena Siam Coffin Dodgers O35s & the Whitesmiths One Foot in the Grave O45s vet’s competitions.

Saturday is the Amora Hotels & Resorts Men’s Open and the Aussie Bar Ladies Open Divisions & Sunday will be the knockouts and finals across all divisions.

With the decline in the quality of the Thanyapura pitch we are using a different venue this year, the ACG cricket ground. This venue is not as far away and is situated close to the Heroins monument. It also has a grass surface. There will be the usual beer tent & food trucks in attendance along with other stalls. This is a lot closer and is a quality grass pitch.

We will again be raising funds for the Asia Center Foundation – Phuket Thailand (NGO) during the weekend. You can find out more about the ACF by visiting their page or website If you have any questions, you can contact Roelien Muller on
For tournament entries or answers to any queries contact Pat at

We still have a few spaces left so make sure you get your team in NOW to avoid disappointment.

Teams So far confirmed are as follows


1 Groote Eylandt Mudchooks Australia
2 SwampDogs Rugby Australia
3 USRC Tigers Hong Kong
4 SCAA Causeway Baywatch RFC Hong Kong
5 South Klang Dragon Rugby Club (SKDRC) Malaysia
6 Bank Muamalat Bullets Malaysia
7 Sembilang Drua Rugby – Malaysia
8 The Hyde Street Gulls – NZ
9 Bangkok Bangers – Thailand
10 Chiang Mai Cobras – Thailand
11 Phuket Vagabonds – Thailand
12 Pronto Rugby – UK
13 Raw Dogs – USA
14 Renegade Rugby – USA/UK
15 Hanoi Dragons – Vietnam

Team Name Country of Origin
1 Kafrine Lakour – Reunion
2 Sandy Phoonanis – Hong Kong
3 KL Tigers – Malaysia
4 Dingoes RC – Malaysia
5 Bangers Belles – Thailand
6 Southerners Ladies – Thailand

1 Asian Japanese Dragons – Asia
2 HFTT – Australia
3 HK Bulls – Hong Kong
4 BROB Parametric Peregrine – Malaysia
5 Chiang Mai Cobras – Thailand
6 Phuket Viagrabonds – Thailand
7 Barrelhouse Rugby Club – UAE
8 Pronto Rugby – UK


Team Name Country of Origin
1 Asian Japanese Dragons – Asia
2 Grafton Big River Bullrouts – Australia
3 Pally Pigs – Australia
4 HKFC Contemptable’s – Hong Kong
5 San Miguel Wanderers Wrinklies – Singapore
6 Phuket Vagabonds – Thailand
7 Taipei Silverbacks – Taipei
8 Moorabbin Rams – Australia