More player depth and a stronger domestic competition are at the top of Hong Kong coach Leigh Jones’ wish list after his side finished the Asia Rugby Championship on a high on Saturday.
The Asia Rugby Championship 2016 is the continent’s top-level international 15s competition with a Top Three men’s division featuring Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea playing a full home-and-away round-robin tournament. All men’s matches in 2016 have full Test status with world ranking points up for grabs. The 2016 edition of the Women’s Asia Rugby Championship Top Three tournament involves only Japan and Hong Kong following the withdrawal of 2015 runners-up Kazakhstan. The defending champions in both the men’s and women’s Top Three competitions are Japan.