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Borrelli Walsh Tigers USRC Tigers 3
Sat 1 Dec 15:00 - HKRU Leagues - National League One Full time

McSorley's Match Report - Raiders vs Tigers 01/12/2018 - by JJ Nazer


McSorley's Match Report - Raiders vs Tigers 01/12/2018 - by JJ Nazer

This was it, the battle for fourth place was divided between 3 teams. If Tigers won, they move up, If SB won and scored the bonus point we go up, if not the bloody Scottish will get through by point difference. The tension was high, the pressure was on and the lads were up for it. One man, ran faster than a winger, tackled more ferociously than a centre, scored all three tries and kicked his conversions and looked to be taking SB to glory on his final game for his beloved team. It was all going to Ed Lax's plan, our mighty hero makes a break, passed the 10 meter line, no one can catch him, passed the 22, the only resistance is the full back, it's a two on one in the final minute, Ed passes the sweetest pass to Pete Hand Grenades (aka two soups) all he has to do is catch is and fall over the line. Well wingers do what wingers do best and needless to say, our hearts dropped as the chilling voice echoed round Kings park, "scrum down, yellow put it". SB had won, we finish before xmas top of the split and Ed Lax will go down as an SB legend.....
or so he told me on Saturday night that's how it happened

Comment from a conscientious onlooker:

The ref was so impressed by Ed’s standout performance even after a cynical and dangerous high tackle which warranted a yellow card the ref decided to give it to an innocent SB player so Ed wouldn’t miss 10mins of an all action display.

Team selection

Scott, Tony Scott, Tony
Budd, Peter Budd, Peter
Jones, Matt Jones, Matt
Benskin, David Benskin, David
Mckenzie, Tom Mckenzie, Tom
Wrafter, Josh Wrafter, Josh
Phipps, Mark Phipps, Mark
Lax, Ed Lax, Ed
Nazer, JJ Nazer, JJ
Stevenson, James Stevenson, James
Goepel, John Goepel, John
Tuck, Lawrence Tuck, Lawrence
Scott, Greg Scott, Greg
Kibble, Martin Kibble, Martin

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Other National League One results

Natixis HKFC Bulls
Natixis HKFC Sequins
TRANSACT24 Taipo Dragon
Kerry Hotel Kowloon Barbarians
Societe Generale Valley Mavericks
Bloomberg HK Scottish Brave Hearts


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# Team Pl Pts
1. Societe Generale Valley Mavericks 7 32
2. Natixis HKFC Bulls 7 31
3. Natixis HKFC Sequins 7 26
4. Bloomberg HK Scottish Brave Hearts 7 14
5. Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay Raiders 7 14
6. Borrelli Walsh Tigers USRC Tigers 3 7 11
7. TRANSACT24 Taipo Dragon 7 9

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