Hong Kong impressively beat Korea 47-10 as they began their Asia Rugby Men’s Championship title defence in promising fashion.
It was the perfect start to their campaign, with Korea suffering a defeat for the first time having beaten Malaysia twice before this match.
The visitors to Incheon looked in the mood right from the off going into half time with 14-10 Lead with a try from Conor Hartley and 3 converted Penlaties from Matthew Rosslee
Hong Kong didn’t have it all their own way with Gumin HAN and Gumin HAN giving the crowd something to cheer with tries for Korea, but Conor Hartley completing his hat-trick , Dayne JANS ,Harry SAYERS and Paul ALTIER added further tries to confirm the win.
The victory sets up an enthralling second half of the competition with Hong Kong now facing home and away matches with Malaysia before they host Korea in the sixth and final match of the Championship.
Afterwards, Hong Kong’s captain Liam Slater was pleased with how his side performed.
“The First half was not as quick ad we are used to but tried to pick the Speed up in the second Half and We came away with the Results and we played some nice Rugby In the second Half and we are happy with that,” said Slater.
Looking ahead to the Game against Malaysia next week at home Slater aded “we are happy to come away with 5 Points , but we are going to reset and do our homework , we are not taking Malaysia Lightly we want to put on a good show for out Fans’