The highlight of the 2012 rugby season was Team Cambodia’s unexpected invitation to take part in the Punjab International Sports Festival 2012 Rugby 7’s event last month. Team Cambodia were among 10 Asian teams taking part — including four from the host Pakistani province — with international teams from Auckland and Belfast also joining in. The Cambodians achieved two convincing walk-overs in the early rounds and held Pakistan Green to a couple of close-run score lines. Finally succumbing to Hollywood from Northern Ireland, Cambodia finished fourth overall. The Kingdom certainly proved its mettle in what remains a relatively new sport for Cambodians. For more information, visit cambodiarugby.net.