World Rugby U20 Trophyi

The World Rugby Under 20 Trophy is the second level of the World Rugby tournament structure and is played by the top eight second-tier junior national teams. 

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Spain could have scored several more and Hong Kong, too, butcher opportunities, while there are victories for Scotland, Samoa and Uruguay in the opening day’s other fixtures.

Head coach Logan Asplin has named a 28-man squad for this month’s tournament in Kenya, where Hong Kong will take on the hosts, Samoa and Spain in Pool B.

Tournament will be held between July 15 and 30, with eight teams battling it out for the right to play in the U20 Championship next year. Scotland and Uruguay in Pool A, with two qualifiers still to be decided.

Towering lock Cameron Henderson describes how playing junior rugby in Hong Kong ‘shaped’ him and why returning to the Leicester Tigers was the ‘best move’.

A Namibian player under investigation for violating an anti-doping rule has overshadowed his country’s 70-8 pool win over Hong Kong and their subsequent qualification for the third-place play-off match at the World Rugby U20 Trophy in Zimbabwe.

Watch highlights from the 2016 World Rugby U20 Trophy which took place in Harare, Zimbabwe from 19 April to 1 May and featured eight junior national teams – Hong Kong, who finished seventh, eventual champions Samoa, runners-up Spain, Fiji (3rd), Naimbia (4th), USA (5th), Uruguay (6th) and hosts Zimbabwe (8th).


Hong Kong’s juniors will on Sunday face hosts Zimbabwe in the 7th/8th play-off game at the World Rugby U20 Trophy following a crushing 70-8 pool loss to Namibia in mid-week.

An experienced Hong Kong junior side were beaten 44-8 by European champions Spain on Tuesday in the opening round of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Trophy in Zimbabwe.

Hong Kong’s national junior squad are in Zimbabwe this week on the hunt for a first victory in the World Rugby U20 Trophy on what is their third consecutive appearance in the tier-two age-grade competition.

The Hong Kong Dragons breathed fire but it wasn’t enough to beat the Overseas Lions in the U19 Boys age-grade finale at the HKRU’s 2016 New Year’s Day Youth Tournament at Hong Kong Football Club on Friday.


See all the action from the HKRU New Year’s Day Youth Tournament 2016 at Hong Kong Football Club on 1 January.


The Hong Kong Warriors debut tour to the Philippines will attract more local players to the game, senior squad coach Fan Shun-kei said Wednesday.

Hong Kong’s junior 15s squad capped winning a third straight Asian U19s title with a nine-try 61-10 romp over hosts Singapore on Saturday.

Two new representative 15s sides will make their international bows this week on a tour of the Philippines, the Hong Kong Rugby Union said Wednesday.

Hong Kong’s junior national side needed a late rally to defeat Sri Lanka 24-13 in the second round of the Asia Rugby U19 Championship in Singapore on Wednesday.

Teenage “veterans” Matt Worley and Hugo Chui Ho-ching each scored a brace as two-time defending champions Hong Kong delivered an 11-try masterclass of running rugby in crushing Taiwan 78-12 on Sunday at the Asia Rugby U19 Championship in Singapore.

Match scores and final standings from the 2015 Asia Rugby U19 Championship in Singapore (13-19 December), featuring junior 15s teams from two-time defending champions Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. Hong Kong won all three of their matches to secure a hat-trick of Asian titles and qualify for the 2016 edition of the World Rugby Under 20 Trophy in Zimbabwe.

Hong Kong’s powerhouse junior Asian champions are expected to win their third straight U19s title in Singapore next week, and most pundits tip them to storm home in what is the regional qualifying tournament for next year’s World Rugby U20 Trophy.