The defending champions of the Asia Rugby Under 19 Division I Championship, Hong Kong massacred the hapless Sri Lanka Junior Rugby team to register a landslide 61-0 win in the match played at the UPM Sports Center in Malaysia a short while ago.
Full time score: Hong Kong 61 (8T 6C 3P) to Sri Lanka 0 (0)
Sri Lanka was completely outplayed by Hong Kong who spared them no meters and displayed superiority in the entire 80mintes. The Junior Tuskers lacked game discipline that finally led them to a disappointing defeat unable to score a single point. It was an all-round performance from Hong Kong lads who dominated all forms of play to win the match.
Sri Lanka kicked-off their Asia under 19 Rugby championship campaign against hosts Malaysia at the UPM Sports center in Kuala lampur today.
Hong Kong dominated the game from the very first minute as the aggressive three quarter line triggered the first try for the day as Matthew Worley touched down for the first try off a (5-0). With Worley converting, Hong Kong had a 7-0 early lead.
Following the try up, Hong Kong’s Matthew Worley added six more points to his team’s total with two penalties as Hong Kong had a 13-0 lead.
Sri Lanka received three clear opportunities to draw first blood in the 1st half, but sloppy hands by the Lankans saw the scoreboard remaining unchanged.
Trouble struck the Tuskers when Ramesh Fernando was shown the yellow card for an infringement and the down-to- 14 Tuskers were bombarded with two tries in the space of the ten minutes.
Flanker Oliver Overman broke the Sri Lankan defence, to score a converted try that came off his individual brilliance and later Matthew Worley crafted another from his own 22m line allowing James Carton to score under the post. (27-00)
Half time: Hong Kong 27 (3T 3C 2P)
The second half was no different to first as Hong Kong opened the scoring in the very first minute. Hong Kong’s Oliver Overman crossed over for his second seeing the gap created in the Sri Lankan defensive lines. Worley added the extras. (34-0)
Sri Lanka’s mistakes in defence opened the gates for fly half Cameroon White to score and Matthew Worley added another three points off another penalty infringement into the first ten minutes of the game. (42-0)
Fitness played a crucial role in the last twenty minutes of play as Hong Kong went on to utilize their bench to extend the score line. Two tries from wing-three quarter Marcus Ramage and one by Oliver Overman who went on to complete his hat-trick of tries saw Hong Kong finishing the 80 minutes scoring a massive stand of 61 points.
It was a substandard finish for Sri Lanka not having scored a single point this afternoon. They received several opportunities mainly from their forwards to get points on board, but Hong Kong was successful in holding their defences straight. Sri Lanka’s pacey three quarters had a bad field day and could not carry the momentum forward to score.
Matthew Worley was exceptional for Hong Kong with his kicking and counter attacking and hat-trick hero Oliver Overman was the highlight of the day for his three tries together with his defensive lines.
ThePapare Player of the Match: Oliver Overman (Hong Kong)
Score breakdown: Hong Kong 61 (8T 6C 3P)
Tries for Hong Kong by: Oliver Overman (3), Marcus Ramage (2), Cameroon Smith, Matthew Worley, James Carton
Conversions: Matthew Worley (4), Mark Cobergh (2)
Penalties: Matthew Worley (3)