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Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
F Mika, L Babe
Tries
E Kwok
J Metters (2)
Conversions
R Kieth
J Metters
Penalties
R Kieth, R Kieth, R Kieth, R Kieth, R Kieth
Sat 6 Oct 16:30 - HKRU Leagues - Premiership Full time Attendance 56,154

Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay 17 - 22 USRC Tigers

The Bay run out of time to secure first Premiership win

Last seasons league winners, USRC Tigers, took an early lead and never relinquished it against by chipping away through Robbie Keiths boot in a game that ended with the Bay out-scoring the visitors by two tries to one.

It was a tough up front tussle throughout with Sandy Bay benefiting from the return of Jack Delaforce and Dylan Rogers who both looked fighting fit, while young Callum Tam got through another full 80 minutes at hooker in the absence of Ben Roberts, Alex Post and Jak Lam.

A fortuitous series of events lead to an early try to Tigers after 7 minutes but Bay fought back and rumbled over for a tidy forwards try through evergreen prop, Fai Mika, at the 17 minute mark.

Round 3 - Tigers
44 photos

It was case of the Bay not taking their shots when points were on offer which saw them fall behind and inevitably leave their run too late. Tigers suffered a red card after 50 minutes which reopened the door for the home side who are still looking for rhythm in the backline with the absence of five outside backs and Liam Slatem at scrum half. They did manage a late try to pack-leader Lawrence Babe but in the final five minutes could not convert immense pressure into the final required points that might have carried them to victory.

It will be encouraging to coaches Wilkinson and Wilson that the team is making progress each week and all but a few crucial on-field decisions have denied the new Premiership club a vital first victory.

Next week, sees Sandy Bay at The Rock for a fourth round fixture against HK Scottish.

Key moments

7:00
Try Eric Kwok scores for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
8:00
Conversion Rob Kieth kicks a conversion for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
17:00
Try Fai Mika scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
18:00
Conversion Jack Metters kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
25:00
Penalty Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
35:00
Penalty Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
45:00
Penalty Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
50:00
Penalty Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
55:00
Penalty Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
67:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
74:00
Try Lawrence Babe scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
75:00
Conversion Jack Metters kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay

Videos and photos

Round 3 - Tigers
44 photos
Round 3 - Tigers

Highlights

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75:00 Conversion 17 - 22
Jack Metters kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
74:00 Try 15 - 22
Lawrence Babe scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
67:00 Penalty 10 - 22
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
55:00 Penalty 7 - 22
Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
50:00 Penalty 7 - 19
Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
50:00 Red Card
Nick Seymour is sent off for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
45:00 Penalty 7 - 16
Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
End of period 1
40:00 +3:00 Missed Penalty
Rob Kieth misses a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
39:00 Missed Penalty
Rob Kieth misses a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
35:00 Penalty 7 - 13
Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
25:00 Penalty 7 - 10
Rob Kieth kicks a penalty for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
18:00 Conversion 7 - 7
Jack Metters kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
17:00 Try 5 - 7
Fai Mika scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
8:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Rob Kieth kicks a conversion for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
7:00 Try 0 - 5
Eric Kwok scores for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
  • Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
  • 0
  • Eric Kwok Try 7:00'
  • Rob Kieth Conversion 8:00'
  • Fai Mika Try 17:00'
  • Jack Metters Conversion 18:00'
  • Rob Kieth Penalty 25:00'
  • Rob Kieth Penalty 35:00'
  • Rob Kieth Penalty 45:00'
  • Rob Kieth Penalty 50:00'
  • Nick Seymour Red Card 50:00'
  • Rob Kieth Penalty 55:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 67:00'
  • Lawrence Babe Try 74:00'
  • Jack Metters Conversion 75:00'

Team selection

Metters, Jack Metters, Jack
Meyer, Marno Meyer, Marno
Atamu, Danny Atamu, Danny
Currie, Gair Currie, Gair
cimmerbeck, jonathan cimmerbeck, jonathan
Cumming, Nik Cumming, Nik
Black, Stuart Black, Stuart
Davey, Benjamin Davey, Benjamin
Lamming, Matthew Lamming, Matthew
Van der smit, Luke kyle Van der smit, Luke kyle
Delaforce, Jack Delaforce, Jack
Babe, Lawrence Babe, Lawrence
Rogers, 1Dylan Rogers, 1Dylan
Tam, Callum Tam, Callum
Mika, Fai Mika, Fai
Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
  • 1. Ian Etheridge
  • 2. Ted Soppet
  • 3. Henry Sandy
  • 4. Craig Lodge
  • 5. Jamie Chipman
  • 6. Lawrence Miller
  • 7. Alex Woodburn
  • 8. Josh Hrstich
  • 9. Josh Walden
  • 10. Rob Kieth
  • 11. Falaniko Solomona
  • 12. Tyler Spitz
  • 13. Sam Purvis
  • 14. Eric Kwok
  • 15. Casey Stone
  • 16. Nick Seymour
  • 17. Dan Barlow
  • 18. Ben Featherstone
  • 19. Liam Edwards
  • 20. Michael Harman
  • 21. Mak Kwai Chung
  • 22. Sam Hocking
  • 23. Tony Chen

League round up

Other Premiership results

Societe Generale Valley
30
17
Kerry Hotel Kowloon Rugby
Natixis HKFC
24
17
Bloomberg HK Scottish

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bloomberg HK Scottish 7 29
2. Natixis HKFC 7 23
3. Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 7 23
4. Societe Generale Valley 7 17
5. Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay 7 7
6. Kerry Hotel Kowloon Rugby 7 6

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