Last Sunday saw the Macau Bats compete in the Flying Kukri’s rugby festival at King’s Park, Kowloon.
On a hot and sunny day the U9s got off to the perfect start with good wins against Tung Chung (3-1) and Aberdeen Dolphins (3-2). Both games were tough but the Bats prevailed playing some good running rugby. The U9s then rounded out their games with two further wins against Valley Fort (4-0) and HK Football Club (6-0).
The U10s were determined to maintain their 100 percent win record for the season so far and secured impressive wins against South Lantau Buffalos (5-1), HK Football Club (5-0), Tung Chung (5-2) and Sandy Bay (5-1). On the strength of their performances both the U9 and U10s will be promoted to the top playing tier for their age groups after Christmas.
The U12s were playing in the Richard Hawkes Cup, having secured two consecutive promotions. Their first appearance in the second tier was tough, however the team played well to draw with Sandy Bay (1-1) and HK Football Club (1-1). This was followed by a narrow defeat against USRC Tigers (2-3) and a much heavier loss to Discovery Bay Pirates.
The Pirates won the league to regain their place in the first division but the Bats did well to secure their place in the second tier.
This Saturday (Dec. 8) sees the U13s host the Macau 7s tournament at TIS playing field, 1030-1300 with Sandy Bay, Sai Kung Stingrays and Discovery Bay Pirates all playing in Macau. A busy weekend sees the U16 play in the Hong Kong Premiership play-offs on Sunday. Donald Shaw, Special to MDT