Former Scotland under-20 player Angus Dixon recently earned his first full caps for Hong Kong.

The 28-year-old loosehead prop qualifies for Hong Kong on residency grounds and played against Japan and South Korea in the Asia Rugby Championship.

Angus first played rugby as a youngster with the Stewart’s Melville Lions in Edinburgh.

He then played for Stewart’s Melville College and progressed through to the first XV. As a result he played Edinburgh representative rugby at under-16 and 18 levels and on to playing for Scotland at under-18, 19 an 20 age-grades.

In terms of senior club rugby he played at Stewart’s Melville and Aberdeen Grammar.

“I moved to Hong Kong in July 2013 because I got offered the opportunity to play for Kowloon RFC,” he explains.

Angus Dixon Hong Kong Scotland

“It was too good an opportunity to pass up as I knew people playing and living out in Hong Kong and knew how much they were enjoying it, not just the rugby side, but also work and the lifestyle.

“I have played for Kowloon since I moved here and, as a result, qualified for the national team. I think I also had one of my best seasons this year since moving out and that has helped a lot towards the call-up, it was a great season for Kowloon as a club.

“It has been a great experience and honour to play for Hong Kong.”

Angus and Hong Kong finished second behind Japan in the Asian Rugby Championship.

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