Both top of the table teams WhichWay Valley and Leighton Asia Hong Kong Cricket Club (HKCC) won their matches in the Hong Kong Rugby Union Premiership last Saturday Jan 11. Valley beat Borrelli Walsh Tigers with a resounding victory, while HKCC won a more difficult game against Abacus Kowloon.
Valley playing at home held a one try advantage at halftime with the score at 11-6. Valley piled on the agony for the Tigers in the second half, running in five more tries to take their score to 48-6 and giving them an important bonus point to top the table.
Matt Roslee scored a try, a conversion and four penalty kicks to make 19 points, while tries from Terence Montgomery, Ben Rimene, Lee Jones, Jean-Baptiste Aldige and Thomas Lamboley added to the total.
HKCC had a tougher match against Abacus Kowloon at King’s Park, but they had a good first half to go into the halftime break with an 18-6 score line with tries by Brad Raper and Matt Lamming. A determined Kowloon fought hard in the second half with a penalty to nudge the score to 18-9 and then camped out on the HKCC goal line for what seemed like an endless series of five yard scrums. But, despite losing Lamming and Jack Nielsen to the sin bin, HKCC managed to stave off the Kowloon attack.
Kowloon added another penalty from the boot of Chris McAdam, his fourth of the match to make the final score 18-12 to give them a point.
Newedge Club won their match at home to HK Scottish 28-18 to keep them in third place in the table.
The matches for this Saturday Jan 18 will see Abacus Kowloon play against Borelli Walsh Tigers; Leighton Asia HKCC against HK Scottish and WhichWay Valley against Newedge Club. All matches are to be played at HKFC Sports Road with the first match starting at 15.10.