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.
Low-scoring affair, which Kowloon won 11-5, is ultimately decided by a James Piercy try three minutes from time.
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.
Wiggins is heading to America as assistant coach ahead of new season which starts next month, will be responsible for side’s defence and academy.
Dettol Men’s Premiership decided before Christmas as Football Club run out 49-13 winners at home.
Gai Wu Falcons book their place among final four for Grand Championship play-offs with a 24-13 victory over Nataxis HKFC Ice.
Penalty in final minute enough to give Tigers a 15-13 victory over Kowloon in pulsating encounter at King’s Park.
Race to grand championship comes down to the wire as Dettol Men’s Premiership approaches business end of the season.
Defending champions cement their place at top of Dettol Hong Kong Premiership, running in eight tries at King’s Park.
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.
The action moves to Hong Kong Stadium for a thrilling day of action in the HKRU Premiership.
Dettol Premiership men’s champions hold psychological edge going into Saturday’s special clash, in a rare outing for fifteens at Hong Kong Stadium.
‘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.
HKU Sandy Bay coach Will Webster expecting a ‘fierce battle’ in Hong Kong Premiership but insists ‘things are starting to click’.
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.
Tigers’ fly-half Joshua Henderson shines but key prop Jack Parfitt is taken to hospital, while Valley Black Ladies hold onto ‘awesome’ one-point win.
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’.
Kowloon’s new trio of signings shine on Hong Kong debut.
Kowloon hang on for winning start to the new season.
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.
‘The success of the national team is very much based on the success of the clubs themselves’, says new Hong Kong 15s coach Simon Amor.
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.
Hong Kong rugby has been hard hit amid the pandemic and the Hong Kong Sevens has been postponed twice.
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.