Hong Kong Women Win on Debut at Margaret River

10 February, 2015

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Aggie Poon Pak Yan top scorer for Hong Kong at Margaret River Sevens 2015

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's women's team has 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 points.

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 weeks."