BGC ASIA PACIFIC DRAGONS WIN HKFC 10S AGAIN
After a fantastic two days of rugby at the GFI HKFC 10s at the Hong Kong Football Club, the BGC Asia Pacific Dragons have lifted the 2015 Bill Burgess Cup for a back-to-back title win.
The BGC Asia Pacific Dragons scored in sudden death in a dramatic Cup final at the GFI HKFC Tens, beating Tradition YCAC 12-7. In a finish that could not be scripted, the two best teams of the GFI HKFC Tens wrestled back and forth in the nerve-jangling final that was won in sudden-death extra-time by a sensational solo try from the tournament’s equal top try-scorer Waisea Nacuqu.
With Tradition YCAC and BGC APD tied on a converted try each after regulation time, the 10-minute extra time spell was just 40 seconds old when Nacuqu took the ball from a line-out, faked right and kept drifting right, running from just on the halfway to score in the corner. A “very happy” Nacuqu – with eight tries for the tournament – said immediately after the game that the try was something he had always thought about. “It was a dream, scoring a last-minute try,” he said. “It was sudden death and I just tried to lead my team.”
Sainivalati Ramuwai was the other try scorer for the Dragons and Sakiusa Gavidi, 22, was the sole try-scorer for Tradition, and was among the best on ground. Dragons coach Tana Umaga said it was “awesome to go back to back” with a team that grew together over the two-day tournament. The BGC APD becomes the first team since the Aliens in 2010 to go back to back.