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Hong Kong win inaugural Emirates Nations Cup

Emirates 24/7 12/18/2011 01:34
Hong Kong win inaugural Emirates Nations Cup - rugby - Sports - Hong Kong


Hong Kong romped to a 37-3 win over Brazil after being contained in the first half to win the inaugural Emirates Airline Cup of Nations rugby tournament at The Sevens on Friday.



Kenya powered past battling hosts UAE 55-12 in the earlier match.

Hong Kong were restricted by to a 10-3 scoreline at the interval before running in five unanswered tries to hog the limelight.

Kenya scored five tries to take a 29-0 lead half time.

But the hosts showed their determination to fight back early in the second half through an Ali Thompson try converted by John Fawls.

Kenya however retained the upper hand adding three more tries to their tally before UAE captain Dan Heal scored a consolation try.


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