HKRU Domestic Rugby 2020-2021 Season Suspended
The HKRU (Hong Kong Rugby Union) has been forced to suspend all touch and contact rugby activities for the 2020-2021 season due to the governments social distancing restrictions in relation to an outdoor team sport.
New Hong Kong COVID-19 restrictions – December 2020
The HKRU said that “The Home Affairs Bureau have announced that all outdoor grass pitches, and a wide range of other sports venues, are closed from 2nd December until further notice – this includes both LCSD venues and non-LCSD venues such as our King’s Park and Tin Shui Wai Community Sports Grounds.”
As a result, the rugby union have had to “suspend all rugby and touch rugby activities at all levels from 2nd December, until such time as the restrictions are relaxed and the pitches reopen.”
HKRU Domestic Rugby 2020-2021
The 2020-2021 domestic rugby season in Hong Kong only got underway in November 2020 with four rounds of the women’s and men’s premiership being played to date.
Training across all age groups had resumed in November too while the New Years Day rugby tournament was recently announced with COVID-19 enforced changes.
There are a number of Hong Kong rugby clubs are celebrating milestones this year with anniversaries during the HKRU domestic rugby 2020-2021 season.
Hong Kong Saxo Markets Premiership
Natixis HKFC Club lead the pack in the Hong Kong Saxo Markets Premiership after four rounds and remain undefeated at the top of the log. A handful of teams are chasing them down with two wins and two losses apiece, including Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay RFC, Societe Generale Valley RFC and Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers.
Bloomberg HK Scottish RFC and DAC Kowloon Rugby Club have both registered one win each.
KPMG Women’s Premiership
The Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers are the only unbeaten team in the top women’s rugby competition, having won all four games so far in the KPMG Women’s Premiership. Societe Generale Valley Black Ladies are just behind in second place, while the SCAA Causeway Bay Phoenix are yet to record a win in the new disrupted season.
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