The Hong Kong Rugby League has today confirmed that the annual Hong Kong Nines is set to take place on Sunday, May 27 2018 at King’s Park in Kowloon.
Now in it’s fourth year, the Hong Kong Nines has fast become one of the key Rugby League Nines tournaments in the region, featuring both domestic and international clubs.
In 2017, sides from Papua New Guinea and Thailand entered the event, with there already being interest from places like the Philippines and Australia for 2018.
Commenting at the announcement, HKRL Chairman Neville Metcalfe said:
“The HKRL 9s has quickly become a mainstay of our calendar year given its popularity among players and spectators alike. It will kick off an even bigger year for rugby league in Hong Kong that will also see the return of our domestic Super League and will finish off with the Emerging Nations World Cup in Sydney. The fact that we welcomed our first overseas teams last year to the 9s and that we are attracting interest from all over the world this year is testament to the growth of rugby league not only here in Hong Kong but also in the surrounding region,”
“Hong Kong is a great city to host events and is a natural draw for visitors everywhere. We hope that this event will become not only an advert for rugby league in Hong Kong, but also for Asia moving forward.”
Players, teams and volunteers interested in participating are welcome to email email@example.com.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the tournament for interested parties.