The Brunei national rugby team fell 38-0 to Cambodia in the Asian 5 Nations Division 5 tournament on Friday.
National rugby coach Ben Bourne thought that the squad didn't do enough to stop the Cambodian side from breaking through their lines at the RCAF Old Stadium in Phnom Penh.
Brunei couldn't stop the flare and momentum put up against them from the side that had help from six to seven of their expatriate players.
Brunei's forwards didn't show any signs of fatigue but mistakes made by the team proved to be costly.
National captain Md Azahar Awg Timbang expressed that they will fight back in their next game.
"Today just wasn't our day and the referee was too kind with the Cambodian side," said Md Azahar.
It was an unfortunate game as the forward pack didn't show any sign of exhaustion but couldn't manage to break through to the try zone despite the Brunei side showing noticeably dominance over Cambodia with their scrums and line outs.
Bourne had his heart out for the boys as they tried to counter Cambodia's class but unfortunately they had too many errors in the second half, sealing their fate.
The national team will play their second match against Cambodia today.