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The Busan Bandits Rugby Football Club is ready tackle the 2017 season head-on, both in style and commitment. The 2017 training and match schedule (KERA) has been set, and the team will also play in a new-look kit.

Busan Bandits RFC Members

Sadly, a number of valued Busan Bandits RFC members are leaving the peninsula and their absence will be sorely felt. That being said, old faces are returning and a lot of interest has been shown by new faces. We look forward to seeing them at the training sessions and joining the membership ranks.

2016 was a year of expansion, and 2017 will be no different. The Bandits have made it its mission to firmly establish and grow the club for rugby enthusiasts in Busan and Gyeongsangnamdo. The club is reaching out to expatriate and Korean players alike, in order to create a team that will continuously be a force to be reckoned with on the Korean peninsula.

Love For Rugby

Driven by a love for rugby …

The Busan Bandits Rugby Football Club was established in 2011 by a few passionate rugby enthusiasts who wanted to introduce the sport to the city of Busan. The club was initially formed by recruiting local expatriates to join a ten-a-side-rugby team, and since then has grown to include fifty registered expatriate and Korean players.

This growth, predominantly in the beginning of 2015, is due to the word of mouth of our passionate players, and the ongoing support of local Busan businesses the Wolfhound Irish Pub and Restaurant, Sharky’s Bar & Grill, HQ Bar, Bulldog CrossFit and Advanced Insulation.

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Busan Local Business Support

In addition to loyal and ongoing support from the Wolfhound Irish Pub and Restaurant, Advanced Insulation, and Park Hyatt Busan, the Bandits also welcome new support from Hard Rock Cafe Busan  , Cocky Pub & Grill Busan and Garage (Seomyeon) for the 2017 season.

Being ready and set for the 2017 KERA season, the Busan Bandits Rugby Football club would further like to extend an invitation to everyone who is interested in playing rugby and joining the club, to contact us for more information and join our Facebook page.

The Busan Bandits Rugby Football Club ended 2016 in style (amongst other things). An awards dinner was held at HQ Bar (Gwangan) and was well supported by the Bandit members and their better halves. A number of awards were presented and all were well deserved.

Busan Bandits 2016 Award Winners

The award winners were …

  • Nick – Most improved player of the year
  • Paddy – Rookie of the year
  • James (Jimmy) – Players Player of the year
  • Jonny – Most Valuable Player of the year

Busan Bandits 2016

Also on display, was an excellent 2016 compilation video that is a fair reflection of the Busan Bandits team spirit and passion for rugby.

Party Time

With all the speeches and award presentations said and done, the food platters cleaned out, the festivities kicked off in full force. Needless to say, the club partied the night away in true Bandit style!

Bring on 2017! 

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