HKRU Premiership 2015-16i

The 2015-16 HKRU Premiership is the top club competition for men in Hong Kong. The six-team league runs over 15 rounds from October 3, 2015 and is followed in February 2016 by the Grand Championship play-offs. The defending league champions are Leighton Asia HKCC, while Societe Generale Valley won the 2014-15 Grand Final.


Societe Generale Valley and Leighton Asia HKCC advanced to the Hong Kong Rugby Union men’s Grand Championship final after widely contrasting victories on Saturday.

Surprise Grand Championship semi-finalists Sabre Kowloon will be at full strength in Aberdeen on Saturday when they plan to unleash a second play-off thunderbolt in their final-four clash with Leighton Asia HKCC.


Bottom-ranked Sabre Kowloon finally found their mojo on Saturday as they withstood a late Natixis HKFC onslaught to win 18-12 and book their place in next weekend’s Grand Championship semi-finals.

Societe Generale Valley’s men and women celebrated their championship double in style on Saturday with convincing victories in the final round of the 2015-16 HKRU Premiership season.

The battle for runners-up spot in the 2015-16 HKRU Premiership will be settled Saturday on the last match day of the league season when third-ranked Natixis HKFC host second-placed Leighton Asia HKCC.

The highlight of this weekend’s HKRU Women’s Premiership triple-header at King’s Park will be the end-of-season clash between league champions Societe Generale Valley Black Ladies and league runners-up CPM Gai Wu Falcons.

Natixis Hong Kong Football Club exploded for nine tries in a 57-7 romp over Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers on Saturday, putting them just one win away from securing a pass straight through to the Grand Championship semi-finals.

The season-ending play-offs don’t kick-off for another few weeks but many teams in the HKRU Premiership and HKRU Women’s Premiership are fighting like the Grand Championship has already started.

Societe Generale Valley’s perfect Premiership record was brought to a grinding halt by arch-rivals Natixis HKFC on Saturday after Matt Onesemo twice got over the line for the home side at Sports Road.

Societe Generale Valley wrapped up the HKRU Premiership in emphatic style Saturday at Sandy Bay with a seven-try 45-10 romp over their nearest title rivals Leighton Asia HKCC.

Leighton Asia HKCC first team manager Richard Cooke expects a punishing scrap against top-of-the table Societe Generale Valley at Sandy Bay on Saturday, but says it is a fight his resurgent side can win if the forwards front up.

Societe Generale Valley have already wrapped up the league title with a third of HKRU Premiership matches still to be played, but that isn’t slowing the other top-flight clubs facing off in this weekend’s final Super Saturday triple-header.

The first day of HKRU Premiership action in 2016 produced a major mid-table shuffle as Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish overcame Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 20-11 in a hard-fought match at The Rock while Societe Generale Valley hammered Sabre Kowloon 42-21.

Natixis HKFC pressed the runaway HKRU Premiership leaders very close at Happy Valley on Saturday but when push came to shove the home pack prevailed with Societe Generale Valley winning 13-6 to extend their perfect run to nine matches.

Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday have the last chance before the Christmas break to end Valley’s eight-match win-streak in the HKRU Premiership, but success will require their best performance this season according to head coach Phil Bailey.

The winning streak goes on for Societe Generale Valley: eight in a row and the Ranfurly-style Broony Quaich in the bag after their 30-15 victory over Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish in HKRU Premiership action on Saturday.

A frantic shuffling of several top-flight decks has taken place ahead of this weekend's eighth round of the men’s HKRU Premiership with some of the league’s top contenders preparing for potential season-changing match-ups.

A hard season for Leighton Asia Hong Kong Cricket Club got even tougher on Saturday after a nail-biting 21-16 loss to unbeaten Societe Generale Valley, while bottom-placed Sabre Kowloon got their first win this term with a surprise 33-19 romp over Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers.

The Hong Kong Premiership resumes with some key match-ups Saturday after a hiatus for the Cup of Nations test series, with teams jockeying for position over the next three rounds before the league halts again for the Christmas break.

The top three Hong Kong Premiership clubs all dispatched their bottom-half opponents Saturday though it wasn’t all easy going for Societe Generale Valley, Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers and Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish.

Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers confirmed their newfound status as genuine HKRU Premiership contenders on Saturday by standing up to Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish in a bruising encounter at King’s Park and coming away with a well-deserved 27-23 victory.

There will come a point in the very near future when Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers are no longer seen as underdogs or the “surprise package” of the HKRU Premiership. That day will come, but not yet …

Societe Generale Valley vanquished an under-strength Leighton Asia HKCC 25-0 in the Hong Kong Premiership on Saturday. Normally a closely contested encounter, it was the widest margin of victory between the two sides in recent seasons.

Grand champions Societe Generale Valley are expecting a backlash from league title holders Leighton Asia HKCC in another HKRU Premiership showdown Saturday.

A torrent of second-half tries against Leighton Asia HKCC on Saturday earned Bloomberg HK Scottish a 34-15 bonus-point victory, driving them off the bottom of the HKRU Premiership ladder into a tie for second place.

A topsy-turvy HKRU Premiership bounces back into action Saturday with a clash between two hard-hitting league titans taking second billing to Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers’ push to continue their fairytale start to the 2015-16 season.

See all the regular season fixtures, results and standings for the 2015-16 HKRU Women’s Premiership which ran 3 October 2015 to 20 February 2016, including the all-new Women’s Super Series and wrapping up with the season-ending Grand Championship play-offs (27 February to 12 March 2016).