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Lots planned for the future with a return to the field after COVID. Including the ever popular HKTag.

DIEHARD / TITAN / MAROON / KANGAROO

 

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TONIGHT!

 

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Rugby League Returns to Hong Kong! HK Select vs Rest of the World

We’re finally back Post-COVID with a domestic competition here in Hong Kong! We're currently looking for players to compete in our first game back, so if you want to come down for a run, hit us up! Beginners are very welcome!
HK Select vs Rest of the World!
The competition will be one night over 80 minutes, and you get to keep the jersey you play in as a commemorative token of the night!
Please FB, IG, WhatsApp us if you are interested and register your interest.
Whether you're down to play, or just want to come watch and support Rugby League in Hong Kong, we hope to see you all there! HKRL is BACK!

 

 

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DIEHARD / TITAN / MAROON / KANGAROO

 

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Hong Kong Rugby League Returns!
 
Hong Kong Rugby League marked the dawn of a new era last weekend, hosting its first competitive game in the city since the onset of the pandemic. The exhibition match between Hong Kong Select and Rest of the World took place ahead of next summer’s highly anticipated competition return in Hong Kong.
 
To celebrate the occasion, HKRL hosted a traditional Chinese roast pig cutting and “bai sun” ceremony ahead of the game, to offer blessings and good fortune ahead of next season. More than 150 people turned up to King’s Park to spectate what was a monuments evening for Rugby League in the city.
 
Jason Yip, President of HKRL, gave a few words at the ceremony: “It’s extremely humbling to see have many people here tonight to celebrate our return. To us, rugby league is the greatest sport in the world, and we’re thrilled to finally be back and sharing that love in Hong Kong. We can’t wait to continue building on this and to come back next summer with a full competition and an even larger talent pool.”
 
Despite the game taking place under the floodlights, the humidity of a Hong Kong summer left referee Shane Barr no other option than to run four 18-minute quarters, with hydration breaks in between. Alex Wong and Anthony Law ran the touchlines, while HKRL veteran Neville Metcalfe called the match on the mic. Hong Kong Select spotted a blue and white jersey, while Rest of the World wore a predominantly orange kit.
 
The home side took an early lead in the first quarter, capitalising on errors from the opposition and making good use of several experienced heads. Rest of the World didn’t die wondering though, and grew into the game as fatigue kicked in from the heat. There were just 10 points in it going into the second half, after which Hong Kong Select’s stronger bench gave them the edge as they ran away with a few late tries.
 
The game finished 42-24, but in reality the only winner for the evening was Hong Kong Rugby League. In the face of organisational setbacks and stiff competition from other sports in the city, the game’s success showed just how there is still much appetite for RL in Hong Kong. And with so many newcomers looking forward to gaining more experience, the future can only be bright for HKRL.
 
Congratulations to all those who took part in hosting the game – from organisers and players to all the spectators. Thank you and we’ll be back.
 
Interested in playing, training or sponsoring Hong Kong Rugby League? Contact us to find out how you can get involved.
 
IG: @hongkongrugbyleague
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DIEHARD / TITAN / MAROON / KANGAROO

 

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Regular meet-ups happening for the NRL Finals happening, including tomorrow for the NRL Grand Final. Plenty of interest and passion for Rugby League in HK.

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DIEHARD / TITAN / MAROON / KANGAROO

 

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WOLVES WELCOME HONG KONG COMMUNITY

ON SATURDAY 2 JULY WARRINGTON WOLVES OPENED OUR DOORS AT THE HALLIWELL JONES STADIUM TO MEMBERS OF

THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY THAT HAVE RECENTLY RELOCATED TO THE TOWN.

Around 200 visitors enjoyed watching the first team train, a tour of the stadium including the heritage timeline wall in the South Stand and were able to engage with the first team squad for pictures and autographs.

It is estimated that more than 2,000 people from Hong Kong are now living in Warrington.

Saturday’s event is a great example of the Warrington Wolves and the Warrington Wolves Foundation supporting our community to be fully integrated in the Town and sport of Rugby League. 

Claire Gamble, the Club’s Community Marketing Manager, said: “We know that Warrington has a big Hong Kong community living in the Town.

“We want to help them integrate into life in Warrington and what better way than to engage them in the sport of Rugby League and our community than introduce them to the Warrington Wolves. It was wonderful to see so many families here meeting Wolfie and the players, many of which purchased tickets to the game against Salford Red Devils and got to experience their first live game of Rugby League.

“We hope that the kids were excited to talk about this with their peers at school on Monday morning. We are looking to invite these children back to attend our Wolves Foundation summer camps. It would be great to see these kids playing rugby league at our community clubs in the future.”

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