Racing 92 and The Sharks meet in Hong Kong
Racing 92 and The Sharks are preparing for a showdown in Hong Kong this weekend, in the 4th edition of the Natixis Cup.
The French side is in town with a host of stars including Dan Carter, Joe Rokocoko, Dimitri Szarzewski & Donnacha Ryan. The game will also see them unleash some of their younger academy stars from Les Espiors, including Hong Kong’s own, Matt Worley, who has represented Hong Kong at U20 level.
The Sharks meanwhile, will use the game as an opportunity to continue their preparation for the Super Rugby season.
The game will be streamed live across Asia on RugbyPass.
The first edition of the Natixis Cup took place in 2013 and pitted Racing 92 against Stade Toulousain in the first ever meeting between two professional French sides in Hong Kong.
That encounter was followed by a Racing 92 versus HKFC President’s XV in 2015 and the first appearance of a Super Rugby side in Hong Kong, The Highlanders, who played Racing 92 in a high-scoring affair in 2016.
In keeping with the finest traditions of French rugby, the Natixis Rugby Cup is marked by a strong outreach to the local rugby community and a sharing of the communal rugby spirit. This custom will continue in 2018 with a mini rugby clinic, featuring players not in the starting line-up on match day, to be held at Aberdeen immediately preceding the match. The fun will continue into the evening hours with a beer garden and live music on offer throughout the day.
Watch it unfold live right here on RugbyPass
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