devils-logo Survivors to host Beijing Devils! On Saturday, June 15th, the Survivors will be hosting the Beijing Devils. The Devils are the current Yellow Sea Cup holders, so this is a huge game, and the Survivors are expecting a real battle. It all kicks off at 5pm at Hyochang Stadium (Hyochang Park Station, exit 1). Come on down and show your support! Check out Facebook for more details.

Survivors Win 2013 Ansan 7s

Written by Nick Goodman.

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Ansan7s
The Savills’ Seoul Survivors R.F.C put together a blistering display of running rugby to clinch the Tenth Annual Ansan 7’s tournament at Ansan’s Hosoo Park on Sunday. The event which is sponsored and hosted by the Ansan Local Government featured 16 sides from around the Korean Peninsula. The tournament commenced with a welcoming ceremony where the teams were introduced to the Mayor and several local government officials. The tournament was played under clear blue skies with temperatures reaching the early 30's. After dispatching the Ansan Club in the semi-final, the Survivors faced arch rivals The Cheongju Knights in the final of the Cup Competition. Clever passing coupled with excellent support lines and clinical finishing saw the Survivors run out victors, 46 – 19. Captain Simon Walsh accepted the trophy from the Mayor of Ansan, and in a short address paid homage to the efforts of his team mates and thanked the teams sponsors.

Survivors Break Even at Osan 10s

Written by Jeff Barg.

The third leg of the KERA 10s series was played last weekend in the unforgiving heat of Korea’s Osan Air Base. Despite missing some key players the Survivors put together a solid day of rugby, complete with all the elbow and knee scrapes an Astroturf pitch has to offer.

Gangnam 7s, Again

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Sunday, April 21 was a gem of a day and the best place to be spending it was down by the scenic Han River at Jamwon Rugby Park for the Gangnam-Gu 4th Annual Rugby 7's Tournament. The cherry blossom was out, the sun was out and the Survivors were home at Fortress Jamwon.

A Day at the 63 Building

Written by Jeff Barg.

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63 Building
Every November, the Seoul Survivors rugby club holds a fundraiser known as “Movember.” The players, friends, and cohorts of the team grow their best moustache in an effort to raise money for a local orphanage. In the Western world moustaches and fundraising go together like kimchi and rice, and this past November the club set a record, raising over 4 million won for charity.

Seoul Survivors vs Shanghai Hairy Crabs

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This was a tour of numbers.

There were four airports involved, a large part of our touring party (nine) only saw three of them – a total of six times.

The Crabs have a playing roster of 75-80 players. They needed trial games of Possibles v Probables to choose the best side of twenty-two to stand up before the Seoul Survivors' travelling pack of seventeen (from all over South Korea, China and game day pick-up). The Survivors put out the call for those eligible for a China visa and able to travel. We initially had eleven. A second call brought the coach and photographer out of retirement and our number grew to sixteen.

Game On.

KERA 2013, Round 2

Written by Nick Goodman.

The Survivors travelled to Daegu missing a number of key backs, but were determined to make amends for a dismal first up effort in the K.E.R.A 10’s League. After disembarking from a four hour train ride the team found conditions in Daegu to be exactly as they had been in Seoul – cold, wet and gray.

Survivors Put Together Strong Showing at 24th Annual Manila 10s

Written by Jeff Barg.

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This past St. Patrick’s Day weekend the Survivors put together a traveling side to participate in the infamous Manila 10s tournament. The weekend was filled with good times, hot temperatures, hotter women, with a little bit of rugby mixed in. Despite the ever-present distractions of “The World’s Best Social Rugby Tournament,” the Survivors were able to mix in a little business with their pleasure.