Saturday 25th February saw URFC play HK Scottish Bravehearts at Shek Kip Mei.
Saturday 18th Feb saw the culmination of the regular season in the RugbyPass.com Men’s Premiership and the KPMG Women’s Premiership.
With Societe Generale Valley teams topping both the Men’s and Women’s Premiership tables, Happy Valley was the place to be for the final games of the regular season. Societe General Ladies Black went into their match against second placed Ga Wu Falcons knowing that there was an outside chance of the Falcon’s edging out Valley to win the league. If the second placed Falcons could win, (scoring 4 tries or more and by at least 8 match points more than Valley), whilst also preventing Valley from getting a bonus point, then the Falcon’s would edge out Valley and would top the table on match points difference.
By contrast the Valley Men’s team went into their final match against Herbert Smith Freehills Hong Kong Cricket Club with the Premiership already secure. Despite a stumble earlier in the season that saw Kowloon draw level Valley came into their final match with an unassailable lead over second in the table Kowloon RFC guaranteeing them the Premiership title for the second year in a row.
Despite having already secured the Premiership there was no let up from SG Valley Men’s who won their match 61-26
With more at stake the ladies of Societe Generale Valley Ladies Black battled to a tight win over the Gai Wu Falcons with the final score at 8-7.
Time for some fun from the lower leagues with a double header at Sandy Bay (Stanley Ho Sports Ground) the home of University RFC. Game one features a National League 4 clash between URFC vs CPM Gai Wu J with URFC winning 41-10.
Game two of the day was a KPMG Women’s National League 2 game between University Unicorns vs Comvita City Ladies. (awaiting score).
Saturday 3rd December saw Societe Generale Valley host a determined Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers at Happy Valley. In a first half that had little in the way of excitement neither team was able to get the upper-hand, with the score at 3-3 at the break.
Both teams came out for the second half with more determination but it was Valley that converted their effort into points, with four more penalties, taking them to 15-3. As the game drew to a close the Tigers rallied with a try by the No8, John Hrstich, to get them back to 15-10 but they were unable to do more before the final whistle.
HKU Wizards vs DB Pirates
Saturday 3rd December saw the Hong Kong University Wizards take on the Discovery Bay Pirates at Happy Valley. A couple of missed chances in the last few minutes of the game resulted in the Wizards losing 13-20.
Saturday 5th November saw Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish take on Herbert Smith Freehills Hong Kong Cricket Club at Shek Kip Mei sport ground.
The result was HK Scottish 24 – 17 HK Cricket Club
HKU Wizards vs Bloomberg HK Scottish Nomads
Saturday 5th November saw some heavy hitting tackles as the Wizards faced off against the Nomads with the Nomads winning the match Wizards 15 – 31 Nomads.
Saturday 29th October saw University Hong Kong University Freshmen vs Societe Generale Valley Mai Jais in a National League 7 Rugby clash at HKU’s Sandy Bay ground. With Valley winning with a final score of…
Freshmen 29 – Valley 38
So I am pretty happy with the new site design. There are a few issues that still need to be resolved and a bunch of old content that need to be re-uploaded. In the mean time I have added some new images to my food portfolio (http://danmarchant.com/galleries/food-photography/) and added my ongoing Street Photography project images (http://danmarchant.com/street-photography-ongoing-project/). This is an ongoing project and new images will be added as and when I shoot. This is different to my portfolio which show just my current (personal) favourite images.
Welcome. I'm Dan Marchant and I'm a Hong Kong based photographer. I shoot architecture, food and sport, as well as street photography.