Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

A stalwart of the Hong Kong club rugby scene and the new director of clubs at the HKRFU, Patrick promises to drop the curtain on life at the coalface of club rugby in Hong Kong. His years of propping up the front row for Hong Kong Cricket Club, coupled with his New Zealand upbringing, gives Patrick a unique insight on the development of the game from a club and community perspective.

Latest from Patrick Donovan

Director’s Discourse | Internationals highlight robust health of wider rugby community

Last weekend was a fantastic showcase for the game with a full house at Hong Kong Football Club for a day-long festival of rugby.

22 Nov 2014 - 1:41PM

Last weekend was a fantastic showcase for the game with a full house at Hong Kong Football Club for a day-long festival of rugby.

Internationals highlight robust health of wider rugby community
Director’s Discourse | Domestic game kicks old participation records into touch

A record 81 teams and nearly 1,400 players will turn out every Saturday as rugby in Hong Kong goes from strength to strength. Up to 39 games will be played every weekend across the 10 different rugby grounds, presenting a major logistical challenge for the HKRFU, which is already facing issues concerning pitch availability every weekend.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:27AM

A record 81 teams and nearly 1,400 players will turn out every Saturday as rugby in Hong Kong goes from strength to strength. Up to 39 games will be played every weekend across the 10 different rugby grounds, presenting a major logistical challenge for the HKRFU, which is already facing issues concerning pitch availability every weekend.

Domestic game kicks old participation records into touch
Director’s Discourse | Bring it on: March madness at the Sevens

Seasoned campaigners know Hong Kong Sevens week is a marathon, not a sprint, and it’s important to have built up a tolerance for the deluge of events.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:27AM

Seasoned campaigners know Hong Kong Sevens week is a marathon, not a sprint, and it’s important to have built up a tolerance for the deluge of events.

Bring it on: March madness at the Sevens
Director’s Discourse | A season to remember and build upon

The Paul Y Premiership came to a thrilling climax last Saturday, with champions Leighton Asia HKCC and runners-up WhichWay Valley finally separated by a single point at the end of what was the closest league competition in recent memory.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:19AM

The Paul Y Premiership came to a thrilling climax last Saturday, with champions Leighton Asia HKCC and runners-up WhichWay Valley finally separated by a single point at the end of what was the closest league competition in recent memory.

A season to remember and build upon
Twelve days of Christmas, rugby style
Director’s Discourse | Hong Kong’s in-form pack ready to assert itself

Hong Kong's national 15s team going up against Belgium over the coming few days is dominated by in-form players from the Paul Y Premiership – proving the success of the HKRFU’s renewed focus on domestic rugby.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:19AM

Hong Kong's national 15s team going up against Belgium over the coming few days is dominated by in-form players from the Paul Y Premiership – proving the success of the HKRFU’s renewed focus on domestic rugby.

Hong Kong’s in-form pack ready to assert itself
Domestic game given ‘priority’ status
Domestic club rugby hitting new highs