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Hong Kong to play Japan in Hong Kong’s first ever international test match

Hong Kong will play and host its first ever international rugby league test match against Japan at King’s Park, Hong Kong on November 4th (KO 9pm).

The match represents a huge step forward for HKRL and the game in Asia having held it’s first ever domestic club comp earlier this year. The game is fully sanctioned by the Asia Pacific Rugby League Federation and will begin an international calendar that culminates in next year’s Emerging Nations World Championship, which will see Tier 2 and Tier 3 nations compete in a two week tournament in Syndey, Australia.

An open trials day will be held on Sunday 24 September, King George V school, Ho Man Tin (13.00-14.30) for all eligible players looking for an opportunity to represent Hong Kong in Rugby League. The eligibility rules follow the global RLIF eligibility rules and can be summarised as followed:

  • HK passport holders
  • One of your parents was born in HK
  • One of your grandparents was born in HK
  • You have lived in HK for at least 60 months (5 years)

Full training and game schedule is listed below;

Date Time slot Event Location
24-Sep 13:00 to 14:30 Trials KG5
08-Oct 13:00 to 14:30 Training KG5
15-Oct 13:00 to 15:00 Training KG5
22-Oct Break Break Break
29-Oct 13:00 to 15:00 Training KG5
04-Nov 21:00 kick off Game King’s Park


To find out how you can be involved in this historic occasion, you can email us at info@hongkongrugbyleague.com


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