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HKU Sandy Bay RFC
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G Currie, Unknown
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J Metters (2)
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J Metters (2)
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Sat 24 Nov 18:30 - Cup Full time

Kerry Hotel Cup Final: Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay RFC v Kowloon

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Sandy Bay fall just short in Cup Final Thriller

In what proved to be a nail biting finish to the inaugural Kerry Hotel Cup, Sandy Bay unfortunately found themselves on the losing side of a well-matched encounter.

The atmosphere surrounding the hallow field of Kings Park was building nicely as supporters in their thousands gathered for the heavyweight battle between the Sandy Bay Buccaneers and Kowloon. With such tension in the air, it understandably led to an error-shrewn opening. On the 16th minute mark, some quick thinking by Kowloon resulted in them running in the first points of the day, however not to be outdone, Sandy Bay took momentum by the oversized collar, gritted their teeth and clawed back 3 points from the ergonomic boot of Jack “Iceman” Metters. Sandy Bay were unfortunate not to put another 3 points on the scoreboard, were it not for a sudden T8 gust of wind that kept that kept the ball from sailing through. Half time Sandy Bay 3 – Kowloon 7.

A tumultuous 10 minutes ensued in the second half, Sandy Bay found themselves a further two penalties down. Their accuracy and discipline letting them down, but flashes magic kept The Bay in the game as Jack Metters added a penalty to bring the scores to Kowloon 6 – 16. On the 63rd minute mark, you would have been forgiven to think that Kowloon had landed the knockout blow as they converted a deflating try. But you’d be mistaken, sensing the change in momentum the men from the Bay beckoned for reinforcements and led by the sprightly 42yr old Moses Bailey, Sandy Bay found a new lease of life. Gair Currie torpedoed his way under the sticks for a converted try to leave Kowloon fans sweating uncomfortably. With 5 minutes remaining, The Bay needed two more scores, a tall order for any team however with momentum in their favour and the increased lumber from Ben Davey and Jake Rumble. Sandy Bay pinned Kowloon back and drove a startling 20m maul that sent raptures into the stand and through every sweaty Kowloon supporter. But as Nelly Furtado once sang, all good things must come to an end. With the clock in red and The Bay 1 point behind, a late turnover sealed their fate as there would be no last-minute heroics this week.

Jak Lam

Key moments

16:00
Try Try for Kowloon
32:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Kowloon
34:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
42:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Kowloon
51:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Kowloon
56:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
63:00
Try Try for Kowloon
64:00
Conversion Conversion for Kowloon
75:00
Try Gair Currie scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
75:00
Conversion Jack Metters kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
78:00
Try Try for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
78:00
Conversion Jack Metters kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
80:00
Try Try for Kowloon

Highlights

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80:00 Try 20 - 26
Try for Kowloon
78:00 Conversion 20 - 21
Jack Metters kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
78:00 Try 18 - 21
Try for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
75:00 Conversion 13 - 21
Jack Metters kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
75:00 Try 11 - 21
Gair Currie scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
64:00 Conversion 6 - 21
Conversion for Kowloon
63:00 Try 6 - 19
Try for Kowloon
56:00 Penalty 6 - 14
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
51:00 Penalty 3 - 14
Penalty kicked for Kowloon
42:00 Penalty 3 - 11
Penalty kicked for Kowloon
End of period 1
34:00 Penalty 3 - 8
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
32:00 Penalty 0 - 8
Penalty kicked for Kowloon
16:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Kowloon
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • HKU Sandy Bay RFC
  • Kowloon
  • 0
  • Try 16:00'
  • Penalty 32:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 34:00'
  • Penalty 42:00'
  • Penalty 51:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 56:00'
  • Try 63:00'
  • Conversion 64:00'
  • Gair Currie Try 75:00'
  • Jack Metters Conversion 75:00'
  • Try 78:00'
  • Jack Metters Conversion 78:00'
  • Try 80:00'

Team selection

Cameron, Angus Cameron, Angus
Brien, Sebastian Brien, Sebastian
Kalell, Gareth Kalell, Gareth
Currie, Gair Currie, Gair
Meyer, Marno Meyer, Marno
Cumming, Nik Cumming, Nik
Metters, Jack Metters, Jack
Van der smit, Luke kyle Van der smit, Luke kyle
Lamming, Matthew Lamming, Matthew
Vueti, Veretariki (Web) Vueti, Veretariki (Web)
Prior, Mark Prior, Mark
Babe, Lawrence Babe, Lawrence
Cinnamond, Zac Cinnamond, Zac
Tam, Callum Tam, Callum
Mika, Fai Mika, Fai

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