The Korea Rugby Association announced on the 26th that the ‘2023 OK Korea Super Rugby League 1st League’ opened at Songhwa Rugby Stadium in Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk.
In the first round of the tournament held on this day, Korea University defeated Kyunghee University, POSCO E&C defeated Hyundai Glovis, and Korea Electric Power Corporation defeated OK Financial Group’s Itman Rugby Team, respectively, to win first. Korea University, the defending university champion, struggled until the middle of the first half against Kyung Hee University. Despite the strong pressure from Kyung Hee University, they seldom scored, but in the 31st minute Lee Hyun-jae took the lead, starting with a try.
In the first game of the general division held afterwards, POSCO ENC defeated Hyundai Glovis and fired a flare of revival. Posco E&C, who scored a try and conversion with Lee Jae-bok’s forward pressure less than a minute before the start of the game, allowed a turnaround to 7-12 in the 20th minute of the first half. However, with a fast-tempo pass centered on the newly recruited foreign player Rentaro, they succeeded in reversing the game and secured a 27-19 victory.
In the last game of the first round, KEPCO showed its potential as a defending champion against the new team, OK Financial Group’s Thinman Rugby Team. KEPCO, the only Korean player among the participating teams in the first league general division, was pulled 3-5 until the 20th minute of the first half, but after that, they succeeded in 9 tries without allowing a single point and turned the game around to 59-5. .
Choi Yun, president of the Korea Rugby Association, said, “I would like to thank the players, coaches, internet broadcast viewers, and spectators who came to cheer us on despite the chilly weather,” adding, “The players took enough rest and refined their strength. Next Saturday (April 1), the second round will be held, so please continue to support us.”먹튀검증
The Korea Rugby Association said, “The 2023 OK Korea Super Rugby League 1st League introduced a foreign player system in earnest and through a referee MOU with the Japan Rugby Association, a Japanese referee was in charge of the general division game. More exciting and improved game operation. The 2nd round will be held on April 1st at 11:00 a.m., following the match between Yonsei University and Kyunghee University in the university division, OK Financial Group’s Itman Rugby Team – Hyundai Glovis (1:30 p.m.), POSCO E&C – The game will be played by Korea Electric Power Corporation (3:30 p.m.). The match will be broadcast in real time through Naver, Africa TV, and Korea Rugby Association YouTube channels.”
Lastly, the Korea Rugby Association said, “From the 26th, the ‘2023 National Spring Rugby League’ will be held at the same place (Gyeongsan Songhwa Rugby Stadium), and the university, under 19, and under 16 years old matches will be held until April 6. You can watch the Spring Rugby League Match through Naver and Korea Rugby Association’s YouTube channels.”