Rugby: Singapore fall to Hong Kong selection side in Asian Tri Nations after sending off

Daniel Marc Chow (centre in white), captain of the singapore rugby team, being tackled by a Hong Kong 'A' selection squad member, consisting of top players from its domestic league, during the Tri-Nations campaign on Sunday, Aug 18, 2013. Singapore s
Daniel Marc Chow (centre in white), captain of the singapore rugby team, being tackled by a Hong Kong 'A' selection squad member, consisting of top players from its domestic league, during the Tri-Nations campaign on Sunday, Aug 18, 2013. Singapore suffered a heartbreaking 25-35 defeat by Hong Kong selection side in their Asian Tri Nations rugby opener in front of a 800-strong crowd at the Yio Chu Kang Stadium on Sunday. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Singapore suffered a heartbreaking 25-35 defeat by Hong Kong selection side in their Asian Tri Nations rugby opener in front of a 800-strong crowd at the Yio Chu Kang Stadium on Sunday.

The Reds were leading by four points with five minutes to go, when outside-centre Blandon Tan was sent off for violent conduct.

The visitors took advantage, bagging two breakaway tries against a tiring Singapore defence.

The hosts had been on the front foot after deserved scores from Murray Wyllie, Jonathan Lee and Bryan Ng. They next face Chinese Taipei on Saturday.