TEQUILA MOCKING BIRDS
The Tequila Mockingbirds are the touring alter-ego of the famed HK-based Typhoons Rugby Club. Mixing an effervescent blend of champagne rugby, frequent imbibing and spontaneous singing, the Mockingbirds look to embody the true spirit of rugby - drink hard, hit harder.
Comprising an eclectic band of players from all over the globe, past tours have seen players come from such rugby powerhouses as Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Sri Lanka and the USA. With a liberal sprinkling of English, Aussies, Kiwis and Saffas, the Mockingbirds look to remain competitive while also collegial.
Living up to their mantra - 'One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor...' it's best to catch the Mockingbirds on the second day of competition as the ills of touring will inevitably expose a soft underbelly. The same can't be said for day one as the Mockingbirds are renowned for spending the first night on tour holed up in the palatial surroundings of the team hotel watching game tapes and reviewing strategies.
A loquacious bunch, competitors should be warned not to take themselves too seriously as sharp tongues, made only sharper through Cuervo Gold, will be heard throughout the stadium as smatterings of 'You homo's' will be shouted for wearing fresh kit or gloves.
Never a team to shy away from a post-match drink, swing by for either a celebratory or commiserating beer after your next encounter with a Mockingbird....