HK Magazine: Why did you take up rugby? King-Yan Fong: I always thought it was a fun sport. When I went to university, I thought I might try something new. Ally Ng: I thought it might be a bit of an adventure. HK: Rugby is a pretty brutal contact sport - where’s the fun in it? KYF: The contact makes the game interesting! Anyway, players in Hong Kong tend to be very civilized. AN: I’m only playing touch rugby for now, but the brutal nature of it doesn’t bother me much. HK: Rugby is always associated with hard-drinking culture. Is that true? AN: Drinking is not a significant part of my sporting life. HK: Good for you. Do you prefer 7s or 15s teams? KYF: I prefer 15s because there is more contact and it requires more tactics. AN: I like the 7s because you get more room on the pitch. HK: How are you rustling up new players? KYF: Hong Kong Rugby is doing a great deal of promotion by introducing the game in primary and secondary schools. I’m also taking a coaching coarse so that I can teach others to play. AN: I try to encourage the people around me by letting them know how much fun I have playing it. HK: The Haka [a Maori war dance] - yay or nay? KYF: It’s symbol of team spirit. AN: It’s very impressive. Maybe some people find it intimidating, but not me. HK: Who’s going to win the World Cup next year? If you say England, I’ll laugh. KYF: England - Johnny Wilkinson is my idol. Visit www.hkrugby.com for team info and practice sessions.