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Minis Division

Mini rugby

It's not the winning but the spirit of fair-play, enjoyment and safety that is paramount.

This aim forms the basis upon which mini rugby is structured in Hong Kong and, indeed, in many countries. A competitive spirit is inevitable in any sport, but with children this should not be allowed to dominate or to detract from the joy of simply playing this game.

Currently there are more than a dozen clubs in Hong Kong offering mini rugby to almost three thousand children! It is arguably the best organised sport for children in Hong Kong featuring multi-club festivals and involvement in the international Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.

The Hong Kong Mini Rugby Union oversees the game for players under 12 and arranges for all players to be insured. All clubs are represented and through this body maintain links with the HKRFU, which provides financial and training support. The last five years has seen a dramatic move from a sport previously dominated by expatriates to one in which all sectors of the community are involved especially the Chinese population.

The rules of mini rugby attempt to maximise the opportunities of each player to become involved in the game, develop skills commensurate with their age, and maintain safety. Details of the basic rules can be found in the either the indiviual team sections or for the various age groups in the Referee section. It is very important that everyone (coaches, players, parents and referees) has read and understood the code of conduct 

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7s week update (2)

One more sleep 'til Seven's Weekend!!!

7s week update (1)

Finally!!! It's Seven's week and there will be nonstop rugby and partying until Sunday night! Check it all out here: http://hksevens.com/rugby-week/index Make sure to head over to Lan Kwai Fong tonight from 8pm for the official Sevens Week Kick-off LKF Carnival and Parade! Then wake up early on Wednesday morning and stagger to KP for the always entertaining Abacus Kowloon RugbyFest. Then rush over to the Hong Kong Football Club for the world famous GFI 10s - top quality 10s rugby and an awesome atmosphere tournament await you there. Coach Steve's long lost brother Rico Gear will feature on the pitch for the Penguins while legend Tana Umaga will be on the sidelines as coach for the Dragons. I'm proud to announce that 4 of our Lady Tigers have been selected to represent HK at Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Women’s Sevens! Well done Natasha, Lindsay, nam Ka and Daili! Details here: http://hksevens.com/rugby-week/cathay-pacific-hsbc-hong-kong-womens-seve... Info and updates about the main event will follow tomorrow! Markus

weekly update

I hope all of you had a great day at the HKFC festival last Sunday. It's back to KP this Sunday where we unfortunately will only have pitch 1 and pitch 2 available so we all need to squeeze a bit. 


Richard Hawks and Kim Lam Cup finals

The HKFC festival was also the venue of the Cup finals for the U12s.

The U12 boys had a rough day. They could have chosen the easy way and win the bowl but, like true Tigers, they honourably insisted to go for the top prize, but a very tough draw had them play against some of the top teams in the group stages which saw them eliminated early. Nevertheless, this can't take away from the solid season they played.

The U12G fought through the group stages, then beat VF in the semis to reach the Kim Lam Cup final where they were beaten by a very strong Sandy Bay side, who have been their nemesis all season. What an emotional final this was! Our girls gritty display and never-die attitude certainly won the crowd over judging by the huge support from the packed stands. Those girls made our club proud and left quite a few people teary-eyed.

True 2014/15 Champions of our hearts (and dare I say it, the best looking team out there!): USRC Tigers U12 Girls!!! 



weekly update

No training at KP tomorrow as we are all headed to the HKFC festival. Tackle low and hard, nick some towels and use the correct entrance ... you know the drill.

It's the big day for our U12 boys and girls as the finals of the Richard Hawkes and Kim Lam trophies will be played out. Would be nice to see many of you supporting those kids in what will be the last competitive games in minis for quite a few of them.

The parents team has won the NL5 Grand Championship Final against Tai Po with U11s coach Peter Grattan scoring the winning try in a tight match. Thanks to all who came to support the team for the sidelines!
The Tiger Ladies beat the Dragons as well, winning their final in the National League 10s.

Congrats also to Valley who managed to beat HKCC ... yada yada yada.



Go Tigers!


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