The Long Lunch has long held a reputation for being a bit of an old boys' affair with its raunchy jokes and cigar-chomping, beer-swilling atmosphere - and that was just fine with many of the fairer sex who were there. 'The jokes weren't dirty enough,' said Clare Taylor, commercial director for PA Asia. Granted, there were not many gender-based jokes through the afternoon this year, although master of ceremonies David Fordham did start off the proceedings with a 'police bulletin' alerting male guests to the dangers of a new date-rape drug used by females - beer. Kim Kan, an auditor with KPMG who was at her first Long Lunch, rolled her eyes but admitted: 'I laughed at that one.' She added: 'The lunch was pretty good. The time seemed to fly by. I didn't think the jokes were over the line, but I did have a hard time understanding what the comedian [Bruno Lucia] was saying because he spoke so fast.' As for the roughly 30-to-one male-female ratio, ladies rugby convenor Alix Kavanagh, also at her first Long Lunch, said: 'That's one of the reasons why I came here. There are so many men! I didn't feel intimidated at all,' she added. 'Everyone was friendly and it was a great way to meet lots of different people. I was laughing my head off at the jokes. I will definitely be here again next year.' Selina Tse, an associate director at Aon corporation and Kavanagh's friend, chipped in, 'I've been to a similar rugby lunch in February or March last year and this was much better. The MC was very good and the speakers and the food were all excellent.' When asked about their favourite segment, none of the four women, however, named the half-naked haka by Eric Rush, Dallas Seymour and Fordham, instead citing the more, uh, mentally stimulating speech by English legend Bill Beaumont as their choice. The men's favourite, we knew without asking, were the duo of raffle-ticket selling Brazilian lovelies, Marissa and Gardinia.