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 wide by Hangzhou. this was expertly converted by El Presidente, to give Hangzhou a nice lead at half time. the second half Hangzhou lengthened there lead by an unconverted try. however two tries from the rams left the score at 15-12. Hangzhou applied pressure in the closing minute but were unable to break through. (maybe should have gone for a drop goal).
So that left the harlequins out to party in style and cheer on the underdogs Nanjing (eventual winners) in our sombreros. The party lasted until Monday for some players, and i think even now the shout of “immigracion” or “policia” leaves some harlequins quaking in there shoes.