Nanjing 10’s Tournament 2015

Nanjing 10’s Tournament 2015

Over last weekend the Nanjing Rockets hosted their own 10’s tournament for the Sino 10’s League. Unfortunately, the sky was bleak and grey and the ground soaked from the heavy storms the night before., nontheless the Harlequins were ready for a big day of rugby. With two Shanghai teams being late arrivals, the games were set up differently with two Nanjing teams, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Wuhan vying for the top spot. Hangzhou started the day slow with a poor showing…

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Supporting Youth Rugby in Hangzhou

Supporting Youth Rugby in Hangzhou

With the spread of Rugby across the globe, school youth teams are popping up everywhere. Here in Hangzhou there is progress in development of the sport in local middle schools, with atleast four of them having rugby practice. We, the Harlequins, are glad to have are own youth team called the Jiangnan Dragons (江南龙橄榄求队). They even play with our standard colours; the pink and white check! Run by enthusiastic coach Kevin Cao and Harlequins regular Henry Mwenge, the children have…

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Shanghai Sino-10s Tournament

Shanghai Sino-10s Tournament

Shanghai hosted the first round of the Sino-10s tournament this weekend, and it proved to be a sweltering saturday afternoon. The Harlequins came down ready and waiting with a lot of support and many new faces for the squad. With 8 teams paarticipating in the tournament, it was obvious it was going to be a tough day for competition. The Quins started the day off against a very physical Suzhou giving the team a big wake up call to start…

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2015-16 fixtures Unveiled

2015-16 fixtures Unveiled

19th September Shanghai Sino 10’s 17th October Wuhan Sino 10’s 7th November Nanjing Sino 10’s 28th November Hangzhou Sino 10’s 27th February Suzhou China 15’s Cup 19th March Nanjing China 15’s cup 23rd April TBA China Cup Semi Finals 14th May Xiamen Xiamen 10’s 21st May Shanghai Shanghai 7’s 28th May TBA China Cup Finals 4th  June Nanjing Nanjing 9’s Tournament?

End of season awards

End of season awards

The end of season party went ahead straight after the final with trophy in hand, at a new french restaurant on the lake “Carbon”. The fines were done out of the cup rather than the shoe, with our man of the match being Felix. Our player of the season vote only carried a few nominees with only a handful of players making every game and most training’s. The eventual winner and deservedly so was Alex Bacigalupo Now to help find…

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Hangzhou Harlequins 2015 all china plate winners

Hangzhou Harlequins 2015 all china plate winners

Hangzhou Harlequins finished their season in style with a demolishing final victory of an all Chinese team of Fuzhou. Fuzhou battled hard especially considering the size comparison, however Hangzhou were relentless, with the game finishing 89-0 . Credit to Fuzhou a team that has only been around for a few years, put in some big tackles, and technically each player was solid, the team however lacked cohesion. A flaw thoroughly exploited by Hangzhou in all areas of the field; making…

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Global Jet 15’s plate final

Global Jet 15’s plate final

Come support the Harlequins in their end of season game against Fuzhou tigers June 13th Zhejiang university xixi campus 1.30 KO 6月13号1点半开始。 杭州哈力根比福州揪龙橄榄球决赛。浙江大学西溪校区。

xiamen 10’s

xiamen 10’s

Hangzhou recently went to the biggest rugby tournament in mainland china. Hangzhou played very well in every round, beating Beijing Aadvarks first game by 2 tries, we then lost to the favourites shanghai by 20 points their lowest victory all day except the eventual defeat to Nanjing in the final! The structure of the tournament meant me then played in the plate semi final against Guangzhou. Guangzhou took the lead to only have it cancelled out by a try out…

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Hangzhou through to the final!

Hangzhou through to the final!

Hangzhou beat xiamen in the semi finals of the all china trophy in a thrilling encounter on the best weather of the year. Blue skies, and the smell of beer and victory was what Hangzhou was rewarded with after there 38-14 triumph over the southern seasiders. The game started in a very even fashion, with the game going in after the first quarter 7-7 tries for each of the teams legends, Salem Shebani , and David f Kongo. In the…

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