Brighten HKTag Challenge

HKTag Challenge is an annual one-day tournament, which sees up to 12 teams compete for the coveted HKTag Challenge title. The 2019 event will take place on Saturday 4 May at King’s Park Sports Ground, Kowloon, alongside the Hong Kong Rugby League 9s tournament.

2019 Brighten HKTag Challenge

Now into its fifth year, the 2019 HKTag Challenge will take place on Saturday 4 May 2019. This will be the opportunity for new players to have a first taste at a tag rugby tournament, and for volunteers new and old to get involved in the sport.

  • Date: Saturday 4 May 2019
  • Time: 9am kick-off
  • Location: King’s Park Sports Ground, Pitch 2
  • Format: Seven-a-side, international tag rugby rules apply 
  • Schedule: two pools of four teams, followed by play-offs for the Cup, Plate and Bowl
  • Team information: Maximum squad size 12; seven players on the playing field at all times with a minimum of three female players
  • Entry fee: HK$2,500

2018 Redsip HKTag Challenge

The 2018 Redsip HKTag Challenge, which took place on Sunday 27 May 2018, was won by Bacchus in a tightly-fought final against Kingfish. 

Neville Metcalfe, Chairman HKRL and HKTag, said,

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the turnout this year – our biggest HKRL Nines and HKTag Challenge tournament yet. The best part for me is that for, the first time ever, we were able to put on a hugely successful women’s rugby league game, won by Hong Kong North.

Tag rugby is an ideal entry point for rugby league – for both men and women – and this year’s Redsip HKTag Challenge demonstrates just how far we have come in achieving our mission to develop a diverse and supporting sporting community.

I want to congratulate the Redsip HKTag Challenge winners – Bacchus – and express a huge thanks to the HKTag volunteers, our sponsors, the referees and of course all the players for helping make this event an overwhelming success!”

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