University RFU Touring Unicorns Vs the Seoul Survivors
Match two of the tour saw University Touring Unicorns face off against Seoul Survivors at the Korea Military Academy.
Thursday is a bit early in the week to be in the dog house. Normally I’m not in the dog house unless I arrive home drunk on a Saturday night. This week is different as the Dog House in question is the bar in Wanchai who have been massively generous in their sponsorship of the Hong Kong University Rugby Football Club’s 2015 tour to Seoul, South Korea. It is Thursday 16th April and the HKU ladies and mens teams are arriving for dinner and drinks before heading off to Hong Kong airport to catch a 1.00am flight to Seoul.
Being a University team the purpose of the visit is primarily cultural education and sporting in nature. There will be visits to the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the DMZ, and Rugby games played against local Seoul teams. A couple of the team members may also have a beer or two if they get thirsty.
And so to the Rugby. The first match was the HKU Unicorns Vs the Seoul Sisters…..
Good to see that Representative Jason Villalba of Texas has withdrawn the proposed law to limit the rights of people to photograph the police. Although I must say that the death threats it is alleged he received as a result of proposing the law are wholly unacceptable.
Last week was Rugby week in Hong Kong with the Kowloon Rugby Tens, The GFI Rugby Tens and the Hong Kong Sevens. I had a fun couple of days taking photos at the GFI Hong Kong Football Club Rugby Tens. Below are just a few of the shots I took.
I was busy over the weekend shooting/processing Rugby shots so I didn’t get a chance to post these, somewhat gentler images, of the musicians performing at the Orange Peel Lounge in Lan Kwai Fong.
Hong Kong University Rugby Football Team’s newly renovated Sandy Bay pitch was officially opened for business on Saturday. Robbie McRobbie and several other Hong Kong Rugby Football Union officials were there to cut the ribbon and declare proceedings open.
University team celebrated the re-opening by caning the Discovery Bay Pirates 86-3.
Saturday 7th February saw University Rugby Footbal Club face off against Abacus Kowloon, the only team to beat them this season in the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union National League 3. Revenge was sweet for URFC who won a convincing 23-0 and in so doing won the league.
Saturday 17th January was Hong Kong Rugby Super Saturday, with six Premier League Rugby teams playing each other at the Hong Kong Football Club. Abacus Kowloon playedHong Kong Cricket Club, Valley played Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish and Hong Kong Football Club played the Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers as they move ever closer to the season ending Grand Championship.
In the first match Hong Kong Cricket Club won a convincing victory over Abacus Kowloon with a score of 43-5.
In match two, Valley beat Hong Kong Scottish 42-12 and,
Match three saw Hong Kong Football Club beat the USRC Tigers 24-5
Welcome. I'm Dan Marchant and I'm a Hong Kong based photographer. I shoot architecture, food and sport, as well as street photography.