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Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
R Cinnamond (2), Unknown, F Cracknell
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
w tope (2)
Conversions
Unknown, Unknown
Sat 2 Feb 16:30 - HKRU Leagues - Premiership A Full time

McSorley's Match Report - Vikings VS USRC Tigers

Vikings able to contain the Tigers; keeping playoff dreams alive.

The Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings face the Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2 for their last game before Chinese New Year. Tensions were high as both teams have beaten each other during the season, who was going to pull ahead in this fixture. With the prems beating the tigers in the earlier fixture, it seemed to look like the game before the Christmas break. With Chinese New Year coming up, Vikings players were rare to come by, resulting in coach Thierry Barot scrambling to find players. The team were made out of players from the Prems, Vikings, Raiders and Wizards (HKU Students), the rag tag team of players were lead by none other than Jacob Rumball. The veteran and season harden Vikings players Rory Cinnamond, James Rees, Karl Redmond, william tope, jonathan cimmerbeck and Rodrigo Castanheira made up the backbone of the starting 15, and also welcoming back Web Vueti at 8.

Tigers started the game off well scoring a converted try within three minutes of the kick off, Vikings hit back with two tries through prop Rory Cinnamond at the 23 and 28 minute mark and william tope slotting one out of two conversions. It was 7 - 12 to the Vikings before the half time whistle. As the second half began, the tigers quickly score a try but miss the conversion, making it 12 all. The Vikings hit back and score a converted try at the 64 minute. The tigers were not going to give up the fight, equalising the score at 19 all with 8 minutes to go. The final try of the game was scored by debutant Fred Cracknell, unfortunately the conversion was missed by william tope. With the final 5 minutes of the game the Vikings were up 5 points and in their red zone. The Prems in the stands began taking off their shirts to cheer on their Sandy Bay breathers and possibly to distract the opposing Tigers players. As the ref called full time (24 - 19), the stands erupted finally ended the tight and well fought game.

The Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings look to play Societe Generale Valley Knights at So Kon Po on the 16 of February, with a 4:30pm kick off. With this crucial game, the playoffs hang in the balance.

With the season coming to a close, we say goodbye to our two young Vikings Jack Hodgson and Finley Schmidt. They both are heading to Australia for further studies. From everyone at the Vikings and Sandy Bay, we wish them all the best with their studies and future endeavours and look forward to their return to club colours.

Vikings Man of the Match: Fred Cracknell & Lewis Fraser.

Key moments

2:00
Try Try for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
2:30
Conversion Conversion for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
23:00
Try Rory Cinnamond scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
28:00
Try Rory Cinnamond scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
28:30
Conversion william tope kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
60:00
Try Try for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
64:00
Try Try for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
64:30
Conversion william tope kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
72:00
Try Try for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
72:30
Conversion Conversion for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
74:00
Try Fred Cracknell scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings

Highlights

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74:30 Missed Conversion
william tope misses a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
74:00 Try 24 - 19
Fred Cracknell scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
72:30 Conversion 19 - 19
Conversion for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
72:00 Try 19 - 17
Try for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
64:30 Conversion 19 - 12
william tope kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
64:00 Try 17 - 12
Try for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
60:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
60:00 Try 12 - 12
Try for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
End of period 1
28:30 Conversion 12 - 7
william tope kicks a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
28:00 Try 10 - 7
Rory Cinnamond scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
23:30 Missed Conversion
william tope misses a conversion for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
23:00 Try 5 - 7
Rory Cinnamond scores for Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
2:30 Conversion 0 - 7
Conversion for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
2:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings
  • Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2
  • 0
  • Try 2:00'
  • Conversion 2:30'
  • Rory Cinnamond Try 23:00'
  • Rory Cinnamond Try 28:00'
  • william tope Conversion 28:30'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Try 64:00'
  • william tope Conversion 64:30'
  • Try 72:00'
  • Conversion 72:30'
  • Fred Cracknell Try 74:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Natixis HKFC Dragons 13 59
2. Societe Generale Valley Knights 13 48
3. Bloomberg HK Scottish Nomads 13 28
4. Kerry Hotel Kowloon Rugby 2 13 23
5. Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 2 13 21
6. Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Vikings 13 19

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