Ex-Scotland international Andrew Hall, a member of the Hong Kong coaching team since 2012, is taking over from Leigh Jones as coach of the Hong Kong national team.
The 39-year old previously coached Hong Kong on an interim basis, (2014-2015), when Jones joined Japan’s coaching team for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Jones returned in 2016 and coached Hong Kong through to last year’s Rugby World Cup repechage, with Hall serving as assistant coach and Head of the Elite Rugby Programme, the HKRU’s professional fifteens programme.
Hall played for Glasgow Warriors, Newport Gwent Dragons and Scotland before arriving in Hong Kong in 2010 to coach local Premiership club Hong Kong Cricket Club, now HKU Sandy Bay. He coached Hong Kong for ten tests in 2014 and 2015.
Hall has enlisted FWD South China Tigers coach and fellow Hong Kong coaching staff member Craig Hammond into his team, along with Premiership coaches Sam Hocking (defence), Scott Sneddon (backs), Brett Wilkinson (scrum).