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    We are headed to the Philippines this weekend to play the Manila Storm.

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    Wild Boars and All Stars join HKRL Nines

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    A record number of teams are set to take place at the 2016 Hong Kong Rugby League Nines following the formation of the Wild Boars and South Pacific All Stars teams.

    The Wild Boars represent Sheung Wan in the North-West of Hong Kong Island, and join the likes of the Hong Kong Hunters, Wan Chai Warriors and Causeway Bay Victorious Secrets in representing the 1.2 million people based on the Island.

    The other entrant, the South Pacific All Stars will represent Lantau Island, at the event. Lantau Island is Hong Kong’s largest island and is located at the mouth of the Pearl River.

    The formation and entry of both teams brings the total number of sides committed to the 2016 tournament to seven, up from four in 2015.

    The 2016 Hong Kong Rugby League Nines will take place on Monday, May 2nd (Labour Day) at Kings Park in Kowloon.

    Teams and players interested in taking part in the event should contact the Hong Kong Rugby League via email at info@hongkongrugbyleague.com

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    More than 40 people turned up to the Hong Kong Tag session held at Happy Valley Sports Ground.
    Join in on the fun, sign up for the Hong Kong Tag group, or find out more about HKTag by emailing hktagrugby@gmail.com

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    It'll be livestreamed tonight at 11pm AEST

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    Hong Kong’s first official rugby league test match proves code is here to stay
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    This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: historic HK test proves code here to stay



    The sport has come a long way in just two years, with Hong Kong taking on Japan this Saturday as they prepare for next year’s Emerging Nations World Championship

    As the Rugby League World Cup gathers steam, Hong Kong, too, are making their presence felt in a sport that until two years ago wasn’t even played here.

    Hong Kong host Japan in their first fully sanctioned league test match at King’s Park on Saturday, kicking off an international cycle that culminates at next November’s Emerging Nations World Championship.

    “We’ve come a long way in a pretty short period of time,” Hong Kong Rugby League chairman Neville Metcalfe said. “We only started in 2015, so to be where we are now is fantastic.

    “A couple of years ago we had many doubters and people going ‘it’s such a rugby union hotbed, why bother?’

    “The goal was a social thing. There was quite a few of us who had been here a long time and we all love rugby league.

    “People would be meeting in various pubs and looking for places to watch rugby league. There was clearly a community and we decided to formalise it. Almost instantly, it was ‘Oh hang on, why don’t we play the game as well?’ ”

    Things have moved at an extraordinary pace on the field, with 2017 seeing the first full 13-a-side domestic competition.



    The Valley Broncos, Kowloon Tigers, Hong Kong Scottish Reivers and Wan Chai Warriors battled it out over the summer, with the Tigers crowned champions.

    Metcalfe said the Hong Kong Rugby Union had been supportive and there had been collaboration with union clubs such as Valley and Scottish.

    The HKRL’s annual nines tournament is already three editions old and, after this year saw the first overseas entrants, teams from the likes of Papua New Guinea, Australia, Fiji and the UK have shown interest for next year.

    The team for Saturday’s game will feature a number of players who have played union in Hong Kong – Metcalfe said the open-mindedness of the city ensured the traditional barriers between union and league were not an issue – and players must meet five-year residency requirements.

    While the standard will be well below that of the HKRU’s Premiership, Metcalfe hopes the lure of playing on the international stage will help to entice players down the track.

    “A lot of the Premiership players will probably not come over because we are not at a stage where we can afford to pay players, although we have some good sponsors in place and we are generating our own revenue,” he said. “But if I were in Hong Kong and I’m playing second grade union, would I give it a crack? Of course.”

    Metcalfe expects Hong Kong to beat Japan on Saturday, but is far more reserved about the side’s chances come next year’s Championship in Australia against the likes of Canada and Thailand.

    “You have got to be confident. However, you have to be realistic,” he said. “There are other nations who are more advanced.

    “Some of those nations will more than likely field current or former NRL and Super League players. We won’t be sending that level of player, so of course it’s going to be tough.”

    More importantly, Metcalfe hopes the international exposure will help the game establish a genuine foothold in Hong Kong.

    “I think we are an attractive proposition, especially because this year is a tier one World Cup,” he said. “Wolf Blass are very interested and that just demonstrates the potential that people are seeing in the game. We are growing very quickly.

    “The Emerging Nations World Championship creates visibility, which will create opportunities for sponsors to get further involved in the marketing aspects.”

    From a participation sense, the HKRL – which has a total of 400 playing and non-playing members – also runs HKTag, a non-tackle version of the game Metcalfe hopes can act as a pathway to the contact game.

    “To grow the game you need international representation. If you can have an international side and if it’s of a fairly decent standard, success drives success,” he said.


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    Hong Kong Rugby League team Vs Japan well-wishes

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    Replay and commentary of the game

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    I had the honour of helping start Hong Kong Rugby League in 2014 and it kicked off in 2015. I even got to tour with the first HK Residents team to the Philipines and play. So it's an emotional moment to see, finally, that the Hong Kong representative side has debuted. We always treated it with such respect and we wanted to do it right, that's why we always had a Residents XIII.

    The stories and the characters, you could write a movie about.

    I'm also delighted to see the Japanese RL true believers be rewarded in such fashion. It's been a hard slog in Japan over the last 20 years. But this will be a real shot in the arm. And for Hong Kong, finally we have the Thunder up and running. We have seen several players come through the HKTAG pathway, we have young men out there being given a go and half the side was local HongKongese.

    HK Thunder finally got their act together in the second half. It's shows how difficult it is to piece together a team from so many diverse sources. But with perseverance they can be wielded into a great side. Lots of passion and camaraderie there. Also shows that HK Thunder probably need a warm up game the preceding week.

    One of my favourite moments is when they played the PRC Chinese anthem (Which they have to and it's my least favourite anthem...) But to see number 22, Jack mouthing some made up words (I'm assuming) with gusto with everyone else silent. It was just gold. I'll laugh about that forever. Also great to see young Gus Spence play his heart out and Ben Ryan was by far an inspiration, scoring Hong Kong's first ever test try!

    A great bunch over in HK. We can be really proud of them. And I believe both Japan and Hong Kong will prove to be very attractive touring locations, for players and supporters alike.

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    Recap of the game with player interviews.

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    Womens Rugby League will debut in Hong Kong with a Southern Hemisphere vs Northern Hemisphere 9s game scheduled for the HK9s, May 27.

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    HKRL 9s TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

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    Joining reigning champions Diamond Chiefs, HK Charlie Bears and Oreana Storm in this year's 9s include founding rugby league club Wan Chai Warriors, Pacific Toa, Coastal Cobras, a first rugby league outing for Wavewearers and a community development team from Tonga! And we expect more teams to confirm their participation in the coming weeks.

    The HKRL 9s now in its fourth edition will take place on Sunday 27 May at King's Park.

    Tonga will take part in their first HKRL 9s and join other overseas teams from Papau New Guinea and Australia continuing the development of the 9s into an international tournament. We know little about the Tonga team but expect them like all Tonga RL teams to be big, fast and strong.

    Wan Chai Warriors return for their fourth HKRL 9s and despite containing HK international test players Lawrence Tuck and Jason Yip face a tough day at the office with a number of players switching allegiance to play for Pacific Toa and Oreana Storm.

    Pacific Toa primarily made up of Pacific Islanders head into the comp as one of the favourites with HK internationals Tavita Tanielu and Hogan Toomalatai leading the charge. Pacific Toa versus Tonga is certain to make the hairs on your back stand up.

    Coastal Cobras return, led by captain Conor Cairns and are looking for players, if you are interested please get in touch.

    Good luck to all teams as they battle it out for the James Hall trophy.

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    HKRL & HKTag Chairman Neville Metcalfe updates us on some of the exciting events coming up.

    Places still available in the 'league' teams for both women and men so email us now at info@hongkongrugbyleague.com.

    Stay tuned for more details on training, team previews & see you at the Nines !!!


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    Womens rugby league will debut at this years Nines comp, 27 May.

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    Hong Kong Rugby League 17 man squad named.



    Congratulations to all 17 players, many who return for their second international test match including the bulldozer Ben Ryan and Toby Leiwho are traveling from Australia.

    Ringo Lung keeps the captaincy and is joined by senior players, Jason Yip and JJ Nielsen with Gus Spence proving the old adage that if you're good enough you're old enough. Hogan Toomalatai, Richard Lindsay, Alvin Chan, and Mouclier Ben all also return whilst there are new call ups for Ghislain Baleyte, Craig McCurrich, Dylan Navra, Alexander Shvets and Tommy Wong who will earn their first International cap. Head coach Jason Fairleigh also makes his international debut.

    The team are currently training well in the searing heat of Hong Kong which should condition them for conditions in Tokyo in June.

    Head coach Jason Fairleigh had a few words to say about the current squad:

    “It is a young group, but with some really important senior players so I feel the balance of the squad is good, both in terms of its experience, its character and also the positional balance. We have been working hard on improving our flaws from the first game and hope to come away with the win in Japan."

    The game is the last international for Hong Kong before they compete in September's Emerging Nations World Championship in Sydney.

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    Teams announced for first ever Women’s Nines Rugby League domestic competition



    HKRL are proud to partner with Wanchai Stadium, Wanchai’s premier sports bar, to launch women’s rugby league in Hong Kong.

    The Wanchai Stadium Women’s Nines Battle of Origin will take place between North and South Hong Kong on Sunday 27 May 2018 at 6pm (full schedule here), at King’s Park Sports Ground, Kowloon.

    Sunday’s festival of rugby league promises something for everyone with the Redsip HKTag Challenge, Redsip HKRL Nines, alongside this inaugural Wanchai Stadium Women’s Nines Battle of Origin, and finishing with an after party hosted by Wanchai Stadium.

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    Video: meet the women battling for glory at the Wanchai Stadium Women’s Nines

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