27th Apr 2024

Hong Kong China Men’s XV faced off against the ACT Brumbies Runners earlier today, Saturday April 27, at GIO Stadium in Canberra. This was played on the final day of a week-long tour, with the ACT Brumbies Runners winning the match 65-0. The clash served as a curtain raiser for the Super Rugby matchup between ACT Brumbies and New Zealand’s Hurricanes. 

The encounter came at the conclusion of an intensive training week for the team, who were hosted by the Australian Institute of Sport. A 29-man squad alongside 10 coaching staff, led by Head Coach Andrew Douglas, made the trip to Canberra to create a week-long professional environment for the group. This focused around skills, strength and strategy while serving as key preparation ahead of June’s Asia Rugby Championship.

Team List:

Player (Club)

1. James HOLMES (Kowloon)

2. John McCORMICK-HOUSTON (Hong Kong Football Club)

3. Zacceus CINNAMOND (HKU Sandy Bay)

4. Jonathan KENNY (Kowloon)

5. Jamie PINCOTT (HK Scottish)

6. Tyler McNUTT (Hong Kong Football Club)

7. Hugh McCORMICK-HOUSTON (Hong Kong Football Club)

8. Joshua HRSTICH © (Hong Kong Football Club) 

9. Pat Joe LAIDLER (Harry) (HKU Sandy Bay)

10. Matteo AVITABILE (Hong Kong Football Club)

11. Will PANDAY (HKU Sandy Bay)

12. Thomas HILL (Hong Kong Football Club)

13. Jack MORRIS (HK Scottish)

14. Alex MOSES 

15. Dylan WHITE (Kowloon)

16. Rory CINNAMOND (HKU Sandy Bay)

17. Sunia FAMEITAU (HKU Sandy Bay)

18. Faizal SOLOMONA PENESA (Valley)

19. Dana FOURIE (HKU Sandy Bay)

20. Dean ROSSOUW (HKU Sandy Bay)

21. Nathan DE THIERRY (Newcastle Aus)

22. Dylan McCANN (University Aus)

23. Ben AXTEN-BURRETT (Hong Kong Football Club)

24. Luke VAN DER SMIT (Valley)

25. Ben HIGGINS (Aus)

26. Jude HARDING (The University of Sydney)

27. Murray BRECHIN (Hong Kong Football Club)

28. Jack ABBOTT (Hong Kong Football Club)

29. Shiven DUKHANDE (USRC Tigers)

Team Management:

1. Andrew DOUGLAS (Head Coach)

2. Charles CHEUNG (Team Manager)

3. Lewis EVANS (Assistant Coach)

4. Logan ASPLIN (Assistant Coach)

5. Marno MEYER (Assistant Coach)

6. Alex ALLAN (Assistant Coach)

7. Peter NUGENT (S&C Coach)

8. Henry ELLIOTT (Physiotherapist)

9. Simon WONG (Physiotherapist)

10. YUEN Kin Ho (Analyst)