HKRU Premiershipi

Hong Kong’s senior domestic competition is organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Union and features the city’s top six clubs – DeA Tigers, Hong Kong Scottish, HKCC, HKFC, Kowloon and Valley.

  • Niall Rowark penalties prove the difference in enthralling encounter at King’s Park
  • Valley’s women claim title in tight battle after Football Club’s Chan sent off for pushing official

Adrian Wadden, who played 14 times for the Toronto Arrows in his debut season, joins Sandy Bay under a new partnership between Hong Kong and Canadian rugby.


Asplin brings experience from Waikato Rugby Union and Kubota Spears in Japan, as Dettol Men’s Premiership champions confirm he will replace Jack Wiggins.

New acting general manager Montana Heslop and men’s coach Joe Barker bringing a community feel to King’s Park, and a fresh approach off the field has translated into good results on it.

‘I had to pull myself together and say this is what I want to do,’ recalls Liam Herbert, who is becoming the future of Hong Kong rugby after failing to make the grade at Aston Villa.

Valley secure a scrappy 16-7 victory over HKU Sandy Bay, while Valley Black out-play Causeway Bay Phoenix 54-0 before next round’s important Hong Kong Stadium Series.

Football Club look to put last week’s shock defeat behind them against Scottish, while HKFC Ice are as confident as ever ahead of their difficult match-up with Gai Wu Falcons.

New Tigers head coach Lewis Evans maps out long-term blueprints ahead of Valley match-up, as Tigers and Valley Ladies coaches Fan Shun-kei and Bella Milo prepare for table-top decider.

Doubling up as senior men’s head coach, the former Wales international wants to prioritise coach and player pathways, while giving youngsters a chance after Covid-19 halts ‘a crucial development period’.

Men’s Premiership contenders Valley see off Hong Kong Scottish as Valley Black Ladies overpower a stubborn Gau Wu defence in Shek Kip Mei.


Mark Fatialofa’s Valley confident in first win of the season against Scottish after ‘failing to deliver the killer blow last week’, while Valley Black Ladies take on Gai Wu having felt some ‘rust and first jitters’.

With fresh faces and early preseasons, all six teams are liming up for the league’s most competitive campaign yet, including new promotion-relegation rules and a Stadium Series.

Senior team and Hong Kong Scottish favourite Craig Hammond returns to the club he spent more than a decade with; is ‘fully confident’ that Hong Kong can defend their Asia Rugby Championship title.

Andrew Hall, who helped set up the Elite Rugby Programme and led the team to an Asia Rugby Championship, is confident his successors can keep the momentum ahead of Rugby World Cup qualifiers.

Hong Kong Rugby Union CEO Robbie McRobbie is optimistic of an Easter weekend return for all domestic leagues and looks forward to return of rugby members in quarantine.