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Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
Societe Generale Valley
L Van der smit
Tries
C Marks, M Muller, R Duplooy, H Sayers, M Rosslee, R Wilson
J Metters
Conversions
M Rosslee, M Rosslee, M Rosslee, M Rosslee
J Metters (5)
Penalties
Sat 29 Sep 16:30 - HKRU Leagues - Premiership Full time

Sandy Bay give Valley a fright before losing in Hong Kong Premiership

The Premiership new boys are clearly the improved team of the season as they push the defending champions right to the whistle at King’s Park on Saturday

It was an improved performance by Herbert Smith Freehillls HKU Sandy Bay and they kept Valley close for most of the game but the depth and talent of Valley eventually won the day.

With 14 premiership squad players injured or absent, Wilkinson's squad did exceptionally well to keep Valley out for what seemed like a thousand phases and even managed bag a quality meat pie through No. 8, Luke Van Der Smit.

Young Callum Tam had a decent hit out, starting his first Premiership match at hooker, and the Hong Kong U20 will benefit from this opportunity with Ben Roberts and Jak Lam out injured.

Prems - Round 2 vs Valley (30/SEP/2018)
38 photos

The backrow Matt Lamming, Web Vueti and Van Der Smit worked hard to contain their Valley opponents while the set piece went reasonably well with more tweaking to be done.

The Sandy Bay defensive effort was huge for much of the game, frustrating Valley into critical errors at key moments.

This is a squad that will continue to improve as it waits for key players to return to the coal face,

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Additional reporting from SCMP
PUBLISHED : Saturday, 29 September, 2018, 8:48pm

SOURCE: https://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/2166319/sandy-bay-give-valley-fright-losing-hong-kong-premiership

EXCERPT:

Sandy Bay give Valley a fright before losing in Hong Kong Premiership

The Premiership new boys are clearly the improved team of the season as they push the defending champions right to the whistle at King’s Park on Saturday.

Herbert Smith HKU Sandy Bay are clearly sick of losing. The new side in the Hong Kong’s men’s premiership won only one game last season (playing under the Hong Kong Cricket Club banner), and lost their opening match of the season last weekend to Natixis HKFC.

This week things were a bit different as they pushed perennial powerhouse and six-time defending grand championship final winners Societe Generale Valley right to the whistle in their second game of the season, but ended up losing 38-22 at King’s Park on Saturday. The team spent a fair portion of the game in Valley’s territory, showing improvement on both offence and defence.

Down by only two points at half, Sandy Bay have clearly improved their squad from last season under second year coach Brett Wilkinson, grinding hard against Valley and supported by a loud cheering section Saturday afternoon at Kings Park.

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Key moments

10:00
Try Carl Marks scores for Societe Generale Valley
11:00
Conversion Matthew Rosslee kicks a conversion for Societe Generale Valley
13:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
16:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
20:00
Try Martin Muller scores for Societe Generale Valley
21:00
Conversion Matthew Rosslee kicks a conversion for Societe Generale Valley
30:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
39:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
46:00
Try Ruan Duplooy scores for Societe Generale Valley
47:00
Conversion Matthew Rosslee kicks a conversion for Societe Generale Valley
49:00
Try Harry Sayers scores for Societe Generale Valley
49:00
Conversion Matthew Rosslee kicks a conversion for Societe Generale Valley
57:00
Try Luke kyle Van der smit scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
58:00
Conversion Jack Metters kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
60:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
68:00
Try Matthew Rosslee scores for Societe Generale Valley
76:00
Try Reid Wilson scores for Societe Generale Valley

Videos and photos

Prems - Round 2 vs Valley (30/SEP/2018)
38 photos

Highlights

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76:00 Try 22 - 38
Reid Wilson scores for Societe Generale Valley
68:00 Try 22 - 33
Matthew Rosslee scores for Societe Generale Valley
64:00 Yellow Card
Angus Cameron is yellow carded for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
60:00 Penalty 22 - 28
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
58:00 Conversion 19 - 28
Jack Metters kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
57:00 Try 17 - 28
Luke kyle Van der smit scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
49:00 Try 12 - 26
Harry Sayers scores for Societe Generale Valley
49:00 Conversion 12 - 28
Matthew Rosslee kicks a conversion for Societe Generale Valley
47:00 Conversion 12 - 21
Matthew Rosslee kicks a conversion for Societe Generale Valley
46:00 Try 12 - 19
Ruan Duplooy scores for Societe Generale Valley
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty 12 - 14
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
30:00 Penalty 9 - 14
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
21:00 Conversion 6 - 14
Matthew Rosslee kicks a conversion for Societe Generale Valley
20:00 Try 6 - 12
Martin Muller scores for Societe Generale Valley
16:00 Penalty 6 - 7
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
13:00 Penalty 3 - 7
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
11:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Matthew Rosslee kicks a conversion for Societe Generale Valley
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Carl Marks scores for Societe Generale Valley
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay
  • Societe Generale Valley
  • 0
  • Carl Marks Try 10:00'
  • Matthew Rosslee Conversion 11:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 13:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 16:00'
  • Martin Muller Try 20:00'
  • Matthew Rosslee Conversion 21:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 30:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 39:00'
  • Ruan Duplooy Try 46:00'
  • Matthew Rosslee Conversion 47:00'
  • Harry Sayers Try 49:00'
  • Matthew Rosslee Conversion 49:00'
  • Luke kyle Van der smit Try 57:00'
  • Jack Metters Conversion 58:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 60:00'
  • Angus Cameron Yellow Card 64:00'
  • Matthew Rosslee Try 68:00'
  • Reid Wilson Try 76:00'

Team selection

Cameron, Angus Cameron, Angus
Meyer, Marno Meyer, Marno
Currie, Gair Currie, Gair
Atamu, Danny Atamu, Danny
Black, Stuart Black, Stuart
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)
Davey, Benjamin Davey, Benjamin
Babe, Lawrence Babe, Lawrence
Mika, Fai Mika, Fai
Tam, Callum Tam, Callum
Hyde, Ash Hyde, Ash
Societe Generale Valley
  • 1. Ben Higgins
  • 2. Ryan Campbell
  • 3. Grant Kemp
  • 4. Chris Allman
  • 5. Martin Muller
  • 6. Rob Lennox
  • 7. Carl Marks
  • 8. Karetai Williams
  • 9. Ruan Duplooy
  • 10. Matthew Rosslee
  • 11. Harry Sayers
  • 12. Richard Lewis
  • 13. Mitchell Purvis
  • 14. Thaddeus Sunmers
  • 15. Scott Davidson
  • 16. Reid Wilson
  • 17. Rory Young
  • 18. Taukiha’amea Koloamatangi
  • 19. James Currie
  • 20. Andrew Bridle
  • 21. Andrew Ferris
  • 22. Doug Fluker
  • 23. Hugo Chui

League round up

Other Premiership results

Bloomberg HK Scottish
54
12
Kerry Hotel Kowloon Rugby
12
15
Natixis HKFC

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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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