Excitement is building as rugby fans eagerly anticipate the clash between Hong Kong China and Korea, set to take place tomorrow, 17th June, at 5 PM at the prestigious Hong Kong Football Club.
This highly anticipated match holds significant importance as both teams aim to secure victory in the Asia Rugby Championship 2023.
The stage is set for a riveting showdown as Hong Kong China and Korea prepare to renew their rivalry.
The memory of their last year’s final at ASIAD Namdong Rugby Stadium in Incheon where Hong Kong China emerged triumphant with a narrow 23-21 victory, as Gregor McNeish’s last-minute penalty secured the title for his team.
Hong Kong China has a formidable track record against Korea when playing on home soil. In their last encounter in June 2019, Hong Kong China emerged as a convincing 64-3 winner. Hong Kong China has emerged victorious in their previous four home matches against Korea, dating back to a narrow loss in April 2015.
Today’s clash between Hong Kong China and Korea serves as the grand finale of the Asia Rugby Championship 2023.
This round-robin competition also featured Malaysia, and both Hong Kong China and Korea have already secured wins against the Malaysian team. Korea began the championship with a commanding 27-3 victory over Malaysia, while Hong Kong China took the game with a resounding 88-9 win just last weekend. The outcome of this highly anticipated match will determine the deserving champion of the Asia Rugby Championship 2023.
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Asia Rugby Men’s Championship 2023
Game 1 Korea 27 v 3 Malaysia
Link to game
Game 2 Hong Kong China 88 v 9 Malaysia
Link to Game
Game 3 Hong Kong China Face Korea
17th June KO: 17:00 (+8GMT)
Hong Kong Football Club , Hong Kong SAR
As Hong Kong China Face Korea the match will be broadcast live on Asia Rugby’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, with highlights along with behind-the-scenes footage shared on Asia Rugby’s Instagram page. Click on any of the links above to catch all the action.