The annual Junior World Rugby Trophy involves eight representative teams from World Rugby’s structure of second-tier national under-20s sides. The winners of the tournament – which in 2014 was played in Asia for the first time, in Hong Kong – are promoted to the top-tier Junior World Championship for the following year.
Fullback impressed coaches in IRB U20s tournament and will be in contention for Asian Five Nations
Hong Kong squandered a golden opportunity to make a mark at the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy when they lost 33-30 to 14-man Canada to finish winless and last in the eight-team competition at Hong Kong Football Club. But there is a silver lining.
One statistic highlights the progress made by Hong Kong at the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy as they prepare to face Canada on Saturday in the battle for the crumbs in the eight-team tournament. And it's all about making every tackle count.
For one sweet moment, Hong Kong led for the first time in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy when, in their final pool A match against Georgia on Tuesday, they had their noses in front 8-7.
Underperforming Hong Kong have been told to "stand up and deliver" when they meet Georgia in their final pool A match in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy at Hong Kong Football Club on Tuesday.
Hong Kong survived a physically gruelling test from Tonga's tough combatants in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy, but the result would have caused plenty of inner heartache on Friday night.
Flanker Sebastian Brien will be one of four changes in the starting line-up for Hong Kong and his orders will be to close down the ‘flashy’ game which opponents Tonga will bring in their second outing at the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy on Friday.
It was inevitable, almost like waiting for the tide to come in. Brave Hong Kong tried to delay the expected, but in the end they were swept aside by the United States who opened their IRB Junior World Trophy campaign with a 37-0 victory at Hong Kong Football Club on Monday night.
With their hearts set on returning to the top-tier competition, the United States will be going all out to make a statement in their opening game of the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy against hosts Hong Kong on Monday.
Hong Kong's next generation of players will get an early chance to impress selectors at the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy, to be staged for the first time in Asia – at the Hong kong Football Club from Monday.
Full fixtures and results for the 2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy under-20s tournament at Hong Kong Football Club on April 7, 11, 15 and 19.
Top seeds United States and Canada will lead the challenge for IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy honours in Hong Kong next week when the futures stars of world rugby compete for promotion to the 2015 IRB Junior World Championship.
When Hong Kong’s U20s take on some of the future stars of the game next month in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy, they will be able to draw inspiration from one of their own who is about to make his Hong Kong Sevens debut.
The future stars of the game from Canada, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Namibia, Tonga, United States and Uruguay will come together in Hong Kong next April for the seventh Junior World Rugby Trophy. It is the first time it has been staged in Asia.
Hong Kong will host the stars of tomorrow at the IRB Junior World Trophy in 2014.
It will be a poignant moment when Jack Capon leads Hong Kong out for their opening game against Thailand in the under-20 Asian championship at Hong Kong Football Club this evening.
Hong Kong's task of qualifying for the IRB Junior World Trophy next year has been made harder with Asian champions Japan favourites to book the one spot available from the ARFU U20s Asian Championships which kick off at Hong Kong Football Club on Sunday.
Hong Kong begin their title defence against Malaysia at the Asian junior championships in Bangkok today.
Valley RFC centre Ed Rolston (pictured) will lead the Hong Kong under-20 side against Malaysia today as Asia's premier sides contest the Olympus Capital Asian Rugby Junior Championship at the Football Club.
Hong Kong has agreed to host the eight-team Under-20 Asian Championships in September even though nothing is at stake due to the world governing body downsizing next year's Under-20 World Cup because of the financial downturn.