25 Jul 2018

The Standard Chartered Tertiary XVs League has become key annual tournaments for players to showcase the team’s hard work for the season. Under new format to the competition was introduced, moving from 6-week league format to an action-packed 3-day competition, with the goal to provide a more exciting and competitive for both players and spectators alike.

13 men’s teams and eight women’s teams from Hong Kong's tertiary institutions participated, pool games kicked off on 22nd April, semi-finals on 3rd June, and the finale on 10th June.

In the Men’s division, familiar foes EduHK and HKBU face off in third consecutive Cup Final of Tertiary XVs League.  Already this marks their third Tertiary finals encounter this year.

Defending champions HKBU beat EdUHK 19-5 and for the third time was crowned the Varsity Cup Champions. The celebrations continued with their Women’s team also clinched the title by edging out CUHK Ladies in the final.

Other winners in the men's divisions include IVE ST Combine DILWL  winning the Jon Maxwell Plate, and CUHK won the Bowl competition. In other women’s division, THEi combine picked up the Women’s Plate.


“We have put together a new match format this year, and are glad that the match turned out more competitive. Congratulations to all the winning teams, and also a huge thank you to all participating players, coaches, match officials, medical and volunteers who gave their time and energy to support the event. Special thanks to title sponsor Standard Chartered, and Goji Studios for sponsoring the Tertiary Alumnus Friendly Match. Tertiary Rugby will now be taking a well-deserved summer break, looking forward to seeing you at Standard Chartered Tertiary Rugby Invitational next year! Said Chris Lin, Tertiary and Senior Clubs Operations Officer.