The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s women’s
national team won the Margaret River Sevens on their debut
appearance in the tournament.
Hong Kong ran off seven straight wins without
loss to take the title down under, conceding 24 points while
posting 241 over their seven matches, an average of nearly 35
points per game.
Hong Kong beat Cottlesloe 29-5 in the final
after dispatching a series of Australian club teams including
Westies, Palmyra Phoenix, Kalamundra and Southern Lionesses.
Aggie Poon Pak Yan was the top scorer for Hong
Kong in the tournament with seven tries and 12 conversions for 59
Squad captain in Margaret River Natasha
Olson-Thorne and squad veteran Lai Pou Fan both accounted for 30
points with Olson-Thorne’s tally coming from six tries while Lai
accounted for four tries and 5 conversions for a total of 30
points. Sham Wai Sum scored five tries followed by Amelie Seure
and Nam Ka Man with four each.
HKRFU Women’s coach Mark Komar commented on the
tournament saying, “In the absence of some of our more experienced
players, the hope for this weekend was that others would step up
and show us what they could do. The squad did just that with all of the girls
putting on an impressive performance, scoring a total of 39 tries
over the weekend, with everyone getting their names on the score
sheet. Scores aside, their performance improved game after game,
as did their confidence. Winning the tournament in Margaret River
has set the standard for the rest of the squad, and has built
great momentum going into our next tournament in Borneo in two
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