Hong Kong Under 19 too good for the Chinese Taipei Under 19

11 December 2016 – Hong Kong Under 19 have an outstanding opening day at the Asia Rugby Championship Under 19 at the Universiti Putra Malaysia stadium. They comfortably dispatch Chinese Taipei Under 19, 54 – 8 in their first match. Hong Kong Under 19 full back, Matthew Worley plays an important part especially in the first half as he starts Hong Kong Under 19 winning performance with their first try and complete another 3 conversions in the first half.


The match is all square in the first 10 minutes before immense pressure from Hong Kong Under 19 let Matthew Worley scores his first try at the 13th minutes mark. Worley himself completes the conversion to make it 7 – 0. Gregor Ramage scores Hong Kong Under 19 second try in the 20th minutes with Worley completing his second conversion. Chinese Taipei shows some fight as Pao-Sheng Tang manages to score their only try of the game to make it 14 – 5. With seconds to go in the first half, Austin Robertshaw scores Hong Kong third try. Worley keeps his 100% conversion record to make sure Hong Kong Under 19 comfortably lead 21 – 5 in the first half.




Chinese Taipei Under 19 gets another 3 points in the 9th minutes of second half through Chih-Sheng Wu penalty. Hong Kong Under 19 makes sure that they firmly in control through Liam Herbert try two minutes later with Matthew Worley completing his fourth conversion of the game. Hong Kong Under 19 makes sure they stop another Chinese Taipei fightback through Austin Robertshaw second personal try with Worley coolly complete another conversion to make it 35 – 8 in the 23rd minutes.



Hong Kong Under 19 captain, Mark Coebergh scores their sixth try two minutes later, before Matthew Worley scores his six and last conversion of the game. Matthew Worley gets his rest as he gets substitute by Oliver Duffy. Mark Coebergh scores his second try of the game and complete the conversion himself in the 30th minutes to make it 49 – 8.
Paul Renouf men end the game with another try in the last minute through Markus Ramage. It is a very comfartable 54 – 8 win for Hong Kong Under 19.


Hong Kong Under 19 will play their second match against Sri Lanka Under 19 on Wednesday. It is scheduled to start at 1.30 pm at Stadium Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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