Samut Prakan’s Royal Thai Naval Academy hosted a lively but one-sided ASEAN Super League clash last Saturday between the Bangkok Bulldogs and the Mukdahan Blue Nagas.
Two Blue forward Atiwith Simsree wrestled over early only to see Bulldogs flyer Santisuk Leepo reply with a converted try to take Bangkok to a 6-4 lead after 12 minutes of play.
The Bulldogs defence again came under immediate threat and it didn’t take long for Mukdahan to reclaim the lead when Nagas number 13 Ponca Reungthieng found the line.
The Mukdahan lead blew out to 10 points when backrower Parnarm Chuenarrom busted over with Ntipong Khayaiwong nailing his second conversion.
The visitors superior size and mobility continued to place Bangkok under the defensive pump and in the shadows of break fullback Thanakit Jakchai skipped through the wilting Bulldogs line for a 22-6 halftime lead.
The Bangkok lads struggled as best they could throughout the third quarter but Thanakit again found a determined way to the chalk before Atiwith Simsree also achieved a double, converting his own four pointer for the Two Blues side.
In the mid-summer heat the less conditioned Bulldogs Pacey struggled and without a review of their roster the winless Bangkok side may really struggle to reach the semi finals later in the year.
Mukdahan Blue Nagas 34 defeated
Tries: Thanakit 2, Atiwith 2, Ponca, Parnarm
Goals: Nitipong 4, Atiwith
Bangkok Bulldogs 6