Hong Kong celebrate after scoring against Kenya, something they will have to do at least four times against Canada. Photo: AFP Hong Kong celebrate after scoring against Kenya, something they will have to do at least four times against Canada. Photo: AFP
Hong Kong celebrate after scoring against Kenya, something they will have to do at least four times against Canada. Photo: AFP
Tim Noonan
Opinion

Opinion

Tim Noonan

Rugby World Cup: A million to one? Not quite, but we’re shouting for Hong Kong – and the organisers are too

  • A disastrous opening loss to Germany means a victory over Canada requires the greatest game ever played by Hong Kong rugby
  • It’s not much of a secret that organisers would prefer Hong Kong make it through to next year’s finals in Japan

Hong Kong celebrate after scoring against Kenya, something they will have to do at least four times against Canada. Photo: AFP Hong Kong celebrate after scoring against Kenya, something they will have to do at least four times against Canada. Photo: AFP
Hong Kong celebrate after scoring against Kenya, something they will have to do at least four times against Canada. Photo: AFP
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.