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Newedge Club Regains Top Spot in HKRFU Premiership

Rugby — Premier League

By Bill Cox
Epoch Times Staff
Created: January 9, 2013 Last Updated: January 9, 2013
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Borrelli Walsh Tigers Fly Half makes another good pass during their second-half points scoring spree against Newage Club at the HKFC ground on Saturday Jan 5. However, the Tigers’ run of good play came too late as Newage Club had already amassed plenty of points to finish winners on 51-27. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

Borrelli Walsh Tigers Fly Half makes another good pass during their second-half points scoring spree against Newage Club at the HKFC ground on Saturday Jan 5. However, the Tigers’ run of good play came too late as Newage Club had already amassed plenty of points to finish winners on 51-27. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

Verizon Hong Kong Scottish beat Leighton Asia Hong Kong Cricket Club (HKCC) at King’s Park on Saturday Jan 5, letting Newedge Club return to the top of the standings in the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Premiership.

Leighton Asia HKCC stumbled and were unable to score any points, errors allowed HK Scottish to win the match 12-0 with four penalty kicks.

HKFC (Hong Kong Football Club) Newedge Club beat Borrelli Walsh Tigers in what started as a run-away score to 36-8 at half time. Club’s firepower in the scrums had the Tigers twisting and turning and their forwards performed superbly for three quarters of the match producing eight tries and converting four. At one stage the game stood at 46-15. The Tigers hit back in the last quarter of the game running in tries to make the final score a more respectable 51-27.

The Abacus Kowloon match against ONEworks’ Valley was postponed.

Club now regains top position on 32-points (from eight games) ahead of HKCC on 28-points (9) and Kowloon third on 24-points (7). HK Scottish 19-points (8), Walsh Tigers 14-points (9), Valley 13-points (8) and Rams 11-points (7).

With teams playing 12 games each in the season, there is still time for further challenges to the top of the standings, or for teams to improve their position and chances, heading into a four-week final series featuring all seven teams in the HKRFU Premiership. The team on top after the fixtures will have the benefit of a bye in the first week of finals.

Next Fixtures

ONEworks’ Valley meet Borrelli Walsh Tigers at So Kon Po Recreation Ground; Abacus Kowloon play hosts to Newedge Club at Kings Park; and Verson HK Scottish play SCAA Standard Life CWB (Causeway Bay) Rams at Shek Kip Mei. All matches are on Jan 12.

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