Hong Kong’s men regained the Asia Rugby Under-20 Sevens Series crown in emphatic style at King’s Park on Saturday, with Fong Kit-fung the star of the show, scoring 11 tries to be the tournament’s top scorer.
Hong Kong defeated Sri Lanka 36-0 in the final – the victory over Sri Lanka in the decider saw Hong Kong win back the title they held in 2014 and 2015.
Paul Altier led the way with three tries and two conversions as the hosts blew their opponents away in the final, with Max Denmark, Cameron Smith and Oliver Duffy also crossing. James Karton and Chong Shun-hong impressed throughout the tournament, while captain Mark Coebergh marshalled his troops with aplomb.
The Sri Lankans had been strong all through the tournament, with nimble feet and clever offloads and touches but were unable to answer the organisation and determination of the home side.
Hong Kong coach Fan Shun-kei said, “It’s a really good performance they put in across the two days and I’m very happy with the result. We played as a team, we defended as a team and we believed in ourselves and showed everyone what a team looks like.”
“They played naturally as a team,” he said. “They had confidence in themselves, and in the unit.”
Earlier in the day, Hong Kong defeated Chinese Taipei 41-5 and Singapore 24-0 to complete a successful defensive tournament ensuring that they didn’t concede a single point.
1. Hong Kong
2. Sri Lanka
3. Chinese Taipei
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