Overseas Lions beat Hong Kong Dragons in U19 Boys clash at NYD Youth Tournament
Junior boys and girls are declared the winners after spectacular day of age-grade 15s unveils more stars of tomorrow
The Hong Kong Dragons breathed fire but it wasn’t enough to beat the Overseas Lions in the U19 Boys age-grade finale at the HKRU’s 2016 New Year’s Day Youth Tournament sponsored by Prudential at Hong Kong Football Club on Friday.
The overseas 15 triumphed 28-22 with captain Matt Worley saying it was a tough match as his scratch side had only four training sessions before of the tournament kicked off.
The 17-year-old was excited to see his name carved into the much-coveted cup which bears an inscription identifying Coebergh's favourite Hong Kong player – former NYD Youth Tournament best and fairest stand-out Keith Robertson.
Coebergh and Worley were both in Singapore last week as part of the Hong Kong U19s who became Asian champions for a third straight year and qualified for the next World Rugby Under 20 Trophy in Zimbabwe from 19 April to 1 May 2016.
In the U19 Girls age-grade division on Friday, the Hong Kong Dragons won the Lassies Qaich by beating the Overseas Lions 19-10 as stand-out Gracie Hood of the Dragons took best-and-fairest honours (full results below).
NEW YEAR’S DAY YOUTH TOURNAMENT (1 January 2016, HKFC)
|U12 Girls||09:30||Island Lions||29-0||Peninsula Dragons||15s|
|U12 Boys||10:25||Island Lions||12-5||Peninsula Dragons||15s|
|U14 Girls||11:20||Island Lions||27-5||Peninsula Dragons||15s|
|U14 Boys||12:25||Island Lions||41-14||Peninsula Dragons||15s|
|U16 Girls||13:30||Island Lions||33-17||Peninsula Dragons||15s|
|U16 Boys||14:45||Hong Kong Dragons||5-15||Overseas Lions||15s|
|U19 Girls||16:00||Hong Kong Dragons||19-10||Overseas Lions||15s|
|U19 Boys||17:15||Warriors Dragons||12-7||Warriors Lions||15s|
|U19 Boys||18:20||Hong Kong Dragons||22-28||Overseas Lions||15s|