HK Scottish and HKCC Forge Ahead

Hong Kong – Rugby Union Premiership
By Bill Cox, Epoch Times
October 22, 2014 Updated: October 22, 2014

HONG KONG—Bloomberg HK Scottish continued their impressive start to the season posting a well earned bonus point win in the HKRFU Premiership with a 31-13 score line against an under strength Societe Generale Valley at Shek Kip Mei on Saturday Oct 18.

Leighton Asia HKCC (also without their sevens specialist on duty at round-3 of the Asia Sevens Series) scored a close 16-10 victory over Abacus Kowloon to maintain a 100 per cent win record, and HKFC completed an impressive 33-13 demolition of the Tigers.

After 4-rounds, these results put HK Scottish and Leighton Asia both on 18 points, Valley are on 9-points and HKFC and Kowloon are both on 6-points. Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers are still on zero.

Next matches
On Saturday Oct 25 Societe Generale Valley play Borrelli Walsh Tigers at 4.30pm at Valley-8, and at 6.00pm Abacus Kowloon take on Natixis HKFC at King’s Park and Leighton Asia play Bloomberg HK Scottish at Aberdeen Sports Ground.

ARFU Asian Sevens Series
The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens squad put in another masterful performance in the 3rd and final round of the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Asian Sevens Series 2014 held in Beijing last weekend (Oct 18-19). Hong Kong defeated South Korea 36-19 in the Cup Final to take the Asian Series Crown. Hong Kong swamped Thailand 55-0 in the quarter finals and outplayed Sri Lanka 26-0 in the semi-final. The series win and the manner in which victory was achieved shows a continuing improvement in the men’s Hong Kong Sevens squad, who together with South Korea now gain a place in the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens.

In the Women’s competition the China team won the 2-round series but Japan beat China 24-19 in the Cup final in Beijing. The Hong Kong women took 3rd place overcoming Kazakhstan in a close 14-12 match.