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HKU Sandy Bay RFC
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G Currie, A Cameron (3), S Brien
G Hughes
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G Currie (3)
G Hughes
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Penalty Try
Sat 2 Mar 15:00 - Cup Full time Attendance 1,500

Sandy Bay Outclass HKFC in Semi Final

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Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay’s remarkable turnaround continues.

Source: https://www.hkrugby.com/news/first-grand-finals-for-scottish-sandy-bay-upsets-hong-kong-rugby-apple-cart

They certainly will, as Scottish try to unseat the league’s hottest team in Sandy Bay whose dismantling of Club hasn’t been matched this season. It was the veterans that made it happen today, with fullback Gus Cameron scoring a hat trick, including two straight in the second quarter that unbalanced the hosts, while mainstays Matt Lamming, alex mcqueen and captain Gair Currie were all influential.

Sandy Bay ran an air raid at Club, dominating from the early stages after going down 3-0 to an early Glyn Hughes penalty. Sandy Bay’s first try was scored by Currie after scrumhalf Liam Slatem picked the opportune moment to move the ball from the base of a driving maul finding Currie on the offload for the try and a 5-3 lead.

Prems - Semi Final - HKFC
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Sandy Bay grew in stature and self-belief from that moment, stinging Club for two more tries in the half, with Cameron finishing both in the 26th and 32nd minute. Currie was on target as Sandy Bay led 19-3 at half-time.

Football Club started the second half positively, driving deep into Sandy Bay territory, but conceded a momentum-sapping counter-attack try started from a jailbreak by alex mcqueen who motored 60-metres before dishing to Cameron who found winger Seb Brien out wide to finish cleanly as Sandy Bay led 26-3.

Club collected its only score of the second half from a 55th minute penalty try after some chicanery from Sandy Bay’s forwards, closing the gap to 26-10 with ten minutes left.

But Sandy Bay were not through, driving the ball deep from the restart with a Club defensive miscue giving the visitors another attacking lineout deep in Club ground. A barging run by No.8 Luke van der Smith took the ball to the tram tracks before Cameron collected his hat trick and the final 31-10 victory.

Coach Brett Wilkinson hailed his side’s effort saying, “We understood what we had to do today, and we fronted up physically. We were really good in the set piece and we nullified their go-forward ball which really helped us win.

“I’m incredibly proud of all the players. They really laid a marker down right from the beginning. It is finals rugby now and we have given ourselves a chance and earned another week of rugby. We have Scottish in the final so nothing is guaranteed. We have to carry on from today, regroup and train really hard.

“But I am really happy for the players. They have had to put in a lot of hard work. It has been a tough season with us bottom of the table before Christmas, but we stuck to our guns and the support we have gotten from the Club is amazing.

“It really lifted the team today and I am just pleased. We are really grateful and thankful to be part of such a good club,” Wilkinson added.

Key moments

6:00
Penalty Glyn Hughes kicks a penalty for HKFC
12:00
Try Gair Currie scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
26:00
Try Angus Cameron scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
27:00
Conversion Gair Currie kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
32:00
Try Angus Cameron scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
33:00
Conversion Gair Currie kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
52:00
Try Sebastian Brien scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
53:00
Conversion Gair Currie kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
63:00
Conversion Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for HKFC
64:00
Try Angus Cameron scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC

Videos and photos

Prems - Semi Final - HKFC
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Prems - Semi Final - HKFC

Highlights

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64:00 Try 10 - 31
Angus Cameron scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
63:00 Conversion 10 - 26
Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for HKFC
62:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to HKFC
53:00 Conversion 3 - 26
Gair Currie kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
52:00 Try 3 - 24
Sebastian Brien scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
End of period 1
33:00 Conversion 3 - 19
Gair Currie kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
32:00 Try 3 - 17
Angus Cameron scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
27:00 Conversion 3 - 12
Gair Currie kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
26:00 Try 3 - 10
Angus Cameron scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
12:00 Try 3 - 5
Gair Currie scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
6:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Glyn Hughes kicks a penalty for HKFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • HKFC
  • HKU Sandy Bay RFC
  • 0
  • Glyn Hughes Penalty 6:00'
  • Gair Currie Try 12:00'
  • Angus Cameron Try 26:00'
  • Gair Currie Conversion 27:00'
  • Angus Cameron Try 32:00'
  • Gair Currie Conversion 33:00'
  • Sebastian Brien Try 52:00'
  • Gair Currie Conversion 53:00'
  • Penalty Try 62:00'
  • Glyn Hughes Conversion 63:00'
  • Angus Cameron Try 64:00'

Team selection

HKFC
  • 1. Ronan Donnelly
  • 2. Campbell Wakely
  • 3. Jake Simeon
  • 4. Jevon Groves
  • 5. Fin Field
  • 6. Callum McCullough
  • 7. Paul Gualino
  • 8. Sam Pim
  • 9. Jamie Lauder
  • 10. Glyn Hughes
  • 11. Tom Isaacs
  • 12. Tom Hill
  • 13. Ben Axten-Burrett
  • 14. Niall Rowark
  • 15. Nate De Theirry
  • 16. Mitchell Andrews
  • 17. John McCormick-Houston
  • 18. Keelan Chapman
  • 19. Cris Pierrepont
  • 20. Thomas Stanley
  • 21. Raef Morrison
  • 22. Russell Webb
  • 23. Liam Herbert

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