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Natixis HKFC
Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
R Morrison, M Andrews, B Axten-Burrett, S Pim, N Rowark, T Hill
Tries
G Hughes, G Hughes, G Hughes, G Hughes, G Hughes, G Hughes
Conversions
A Cameron
G Hughes
Penalties
J Metters (2)
Penalty Try
Sat 22 Sep 16:45 - HKRU Leagues - Premiership Full time

Early lessons for the men from Sandy Bay

Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay slow out of the blocks in heavy defeat to HKFC

Published by South China Morning Post: 22nd September 2018
https://www.scmp.com/sport/article/2165348/tigers-shake-slow-start-overcome-kowloon-premiership-kick

Excerpt -
Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay, the new outfit formed after the dissolution of the Hong Kong Cricket Club rugby section last year, put up a brave effort in their inaugural match before going down to Natixis HKFC 43-13. Sandy Bay lock Jack Delaforce, who is also on Jones’ national team radar, said he was disappointed with the result but there were a few factors that hampered the squad going into the fixture.

“Last week was unfortunate with a few injuries, two hookers and our starting halfback went down, but we can’t really take that as an excuse. It’s been a good vibe down at training, I just think we haven’t had enough time together because of those new guys coming in.”

Round 1 - HKFC
11 photos

Published by Hong Kong Rugby Union: 22nd September 2018
https://www.hkrugby.com/news/tigers-scottish-hkfc-big-winners-after-saxo-capital-markets-premiership-super-saturday

Excerpt-
Today’s second game saw Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay fall to a 45-13 loss to Natixis HKFC. The Sports Road outfit jumped all over Sandy Bay to mar the newly formed super club’s coming out party as they squelched their opponents with a 24-point first half.

Flanker Raef Morrison marked his return to Hong Kong Premiership action with a try after just five minutes, with rock solid fly half Glyn Hughes adding the conversion - and a penalty three minutes later - as HKFC pushed their lead to 8-0 after eight minutes.

Sandy Bay scrumhalf Jack Metters replied for his side on the next available opportunity, less than a minute later, with his penalty cutting the margin to five points. Hooker Mitch Andrews returned the favour shortly after, with his try extending Club’s lead further.

Metters replied with a second penalty a yellow card against Salafai Mika made the going that much harder for Sandy Bay.

Shortly before half-time centre Ben Axten-Burrett capitalized on the extra space to score his first of the season as Football Club pushed its lead to 24-6 at half-time. The second half saw more of the same as new signee, Irish lock Sam Pim, scored his first try for HKFC in the 47th minute, followed by a conversion and yet another penalty from Hughes as the margin ballooned to 31-6.

Sandy Bay were awarded a penalty try midway through the half to make the score somewhat more palatable, trailing 31-13, but were unable to close the gap further. Winger Niall Rowark and centre Tom Hill added insult to injury with late tries for Club who won 45-13.

Key moments

5:00
Try Raef Morrison scores for Natixis HKFC
5:30
Conversion Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
9:00
Penalty Glyn Hughes kicks a penalty for Natixis HKFC
11:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
19:00
Try Mitch Andrews scores for Natixis HKFC
19:00
Conversion Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
23:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
40:00
Try Ben Axten-Burrett scores for Natixis HKFC
40:00
Conversion Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
46:00
Try Sam Pim scores for Natixis HKFC
46:00
Conversion Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
58:18
Conversion Angus Cameron kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
68:00
Try Niall Rowark scores for Natixis HKFC
68:06
Conversion Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
80:00
Try Tom Hill scores for Natixis HKFC
80:00
Conversion Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC

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Round 1 - HKFC
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Round 1 - HKFC

Highlights

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80:00 Conversion 45 - 13
Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
80:00 Try 43 - 13
Tom Hill scores for Natixis HKFC
77:00 Sub On
Karl Redmond is substituted on for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
75:00 Sub On
bill brant is substituted on for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
75:00 Sub Off
Jack Delaforce is substituted off for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
68:06 Conversion 38 - 13
Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
68:00 Try 36 - 13
Niall Rowark scores for Natixis HKFC
65:00 Sub On
Nik Cumming is substituted on for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
65:00 Sub Off
Angus Cameron is substituted off for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
58:18 Conversion 31 - 13
Angus Cameron kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
58:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
46:00 Try 29 - 6
Sam Pim scores for Natixis HKFC
46:00 Conversion 31 - 6
Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
End of period 1
40:00 Conversion 19 - 6
Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
40:00 Try 24 - 6
Ben Axten-Burrett scores for Natixis HKFC
36:47 Yellow Card
Fai Mika is yellow carded for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
36:00 Sub Off
1Dylan Rogers is substituted off for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
36:00 Sub On
Zac Cinnamond is substituted on for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
29:00 Try Assist
Lawrence Babe makes an assist for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
23:00 Penalty 17 - 6
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
19:00 Conversion 12 - 3
Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
19:00 Try 17 - 3
Mitch Andrews scores for Natixis HKFC
14:00 Sub Off
Jak Shing Lam is substituted off for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
14:00 Sub On
Fai Mika is substituted on for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
11:00 Penalty 10 - 3
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
9:00 Penalty 10 - 0
Glyn Hughes kicks a penalty for Natixis HKFC
5:30 Conversion 7 - 0
Glyn Hughes kicks a conversion for Natixis HKFC
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Raef Morrison scores for Natixis HKFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Natixis HKFC
  • Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
  • 0
  • Raef Morrison Try 5:00'
  • Glyn Hughes Conversion 5:30'
  • Glyn Hughes Penalty 9:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 11:00'
  • Jak Shing Lam Sub Off 14:00'
  • Fai Mika Sub On 14:00'
  • Mitch Andrews Try 19:00'
  • Glyn Hughes Conversion 19:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 23:00'
  • Lawrence Babe Try Assist 29:00'
  • 1Dylan Rogers Sub Off 36:00'
  • Zac Cinnamond Sub On 36:00'
  • Fai Mika Yellow Card 36:47'
  • Ben Axten-Burrett Try 40:00'
  • Glyn Hughes Conversion 40:00'
  • Glyn Hughes Conversion 46:00'
  • Sam Pim Try 46:00'
  • Penalty Try 58:00'
  • Angus Cameron Conversion 58:18'
  • Angus Cameron Sub Off 65:00'
  • Nik Cumming Sub On 65:00'
  • Niall Rowark Try 68:00'
  • Glyn Hughes Conversion 68:06'
  • Jack Delaforce Sub Off 75:00'
  • bill brant Sub On 75:00'
  • Karl Redmond Sub On 77:00'
  • Tom Hill Try 80:00'
  • Glyn Hughes Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

mcqueen, alex mcqueen, alex
Meyer, Marno Meyer, Marno
Currie, Gair Currie, Gair
Atamu, Danny Atamu, Danny
Black, Stuart Black, Stuart
Cameron, Angus Cameron, Angus
Metters, Jack Metters, Jack
Bailey, Moses Bailey, Moses
Van der smit, Luke kyle Van der smit, Luke kyle
Vueti, Veretariki (Web) Vueti, Veretariki (Web)
Delaforce, Jack Delaforce, Jack
Babe, Lawrence Babe, Lawrence
Rogers, 1Dylan Rogers, 1Dylan
Lam, Jak Shing Lam, Jak Shing
Hyde, Ash Hyde, Ash
Natixis HKFC
  • 1. Campbell Wakely
  • 2. Mitch Andrews
  • 3. Callum Smith
  • 4. Jevon Groves
  • 5. Fin Field
  • 6. Sam Pim
  • 7. Raef Morrison
  • 8. Marcus Slade
  • 9. Jamie Lauder
  • 10. Glyn Hughes
  • 11. Niall Rowark
  • 12. Tom Hill
  • 13. Ben Axten-Burrett
  • 14. Tom Isaacs
  • 15. Joshua Dillon
  • 16. John McCormick-Houston
  • 17. Leon Wei
  • 18. Ronan Donnelly
  • 19. Callum McCullough
  • 20. Nate De Thierry
  • 21. Oliver Engelhart
  • 22. Paul Gualino
  • 23. Thomas Stanley

League round up

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26
Kerry Hotel Kowloon Rugby
Societe Generale Valley
15
21
Bloomberg HK Scottish

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bloomberg HK Scottish 4 14
2. Natixis HKFC 4 14
3. Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 4 14
4. Societe Generale Valley 4 12
5. Kerry Hotel Kowloon Rugby 4 5
6. Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay 4 2

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