I think we can agree that 2015 has been a fantastic year for rugby.
With the World Cup held in England being regarded as the best and most widely watched ever, the sport of rugby has never been stronger.
And here in Indonesia we had our own international cause to celebrate. Indonesia played host to Guam and China in the Asia Rugby Championship Division 3 East.
Club rugby is growing all the time here. In 2015 the Jakarta 15’s competition was expanded to include 7 teams and we should see at least 8 teams competing in 2016. This expansion despite an oil and mining industry down turn proves that rugby is now a truly Indonesian sport.
With the Jakarta Bantengs we have had one of our best seasons ever. In the Jakarta 15’s we came tantalisingly close to winning outright. In the final we were leading 13-0 at half time. Unfortunately the more experienced Komodos came back to clinch it.
At the Bali 10’s we lost just a single game all weekend and we were the only team to beat the eventual tournament winners. On the way to winning the Bowl Final we had revenge over the Komodos.
As a club we have never been on a better footing. At the start of the year we completed our articles of association and finally succeeded in opening a bank account. We have a new coach and our membership is strong with more than 30 players regularly turning up for training.
So looking forward to 2016!