It’s all square at the top of the Hong Kong Rugby Union Premiership.
WhichWay Valley won the top of the table clash against Leighton Asia HKCC 21-20 in their postponed match to complete the first half of the season’s fixtures at Happy Valley (HV8) on Tuesday Jan 7.
Valley, whose score was made of all penalties, scored 4 premiership points, while HKCC scored 1 premiership point, as the loss was under 7 points. Remarkably, the result finds the two teams level on 35 points in the standings with all teams having played nine games in the 18 round season.
With five points the maximum available from winning a match, HKCC and Valley are more than two games clear of third place.
Despite losing, HKCC retain top position by virtue of a better points difference to Valley, leaving the standings at the start of the second half of the season with daylight separating the pair and next contender, Newedge Club on 23 points.
Significantly, both Valley and HKCC have won 7 of their 9 games, but the latter has lost twice, while the former has only lost once and drawn once.
This weekend’s matches on Saturday Jan 11: WhichWay Valley take on bottom of the table Borrelli Walsh Tigers at home on HV8; Leighton Asia HKCC are away to Abacus Kowloon at King’s Park; and Newedge Club entertain Hong Kong Scottish at the HK Football Club.