On a wet, rainy June Wednesday in the Jakartan suburb of Karawaci, Indonesian supporters gathered in their numbers to support their national team in the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Division 3. Rugby has been played in Indonesia for the past thirty years, and on this occasion I was lucky enough to watch my friend George Speirs play in his first professional match at national level. The team was captained by Kirk Aditya Arundale and coached by Duncan Hall. Although Indonesia suffered defeat from the Pakistan players, its newly capped players stayed positive until the very end of the match.
Pakistan: Green, Indonesia: Red and White