The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens is widely regarded as one of, if
not the most exciting Rugby Sevens event in the world. It has a
passion and energy that perfectly reflects the buzz
that is found in all aspects of Hong Kong life.
Regardless of the economy, no matter what the weather
threatens, the energy and incredible buzz that can be found in
Hong Kong, ensures that the Sevens is always an
England were the first team to arrive for the 2013 Cathay
Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, landing at Hong Kong Int. Airport
on Friday. England Coach Ben Ryan said, “It's great to be back in
Hong Kong. We love coming here and there is a real buzz around the
team to be back in town even after a long flight. We've got a
first title of the season under our belts now and our aim is to
keep improving our performances over the rest of the campaign.
This tournament is a special one for us and we can’t wait to get
going on Friday night.” The
Teams from South Africa and France Arrive in Hong Kong on
Travel Tips.com will have full coverage of the lead up to the
event, team news, videos, high res pictures and much more, as well as coverage from the event
itself, so do check back.
What to Wear at the Hong Kong Sevens
HSBC Sevens World
Round 1: 13-14 October 2012 - Australia (Gold
Coast) (cancelled) 20-21 October 2012 -
CANCELLED Argentina (La Plata) Round: 2 30 November - 1 December -
2012 Dubai Round 3: 7-8 December 2012 - South Africa (Port
Elizabeth) Round 4: 1-2 February 2013 - New Zealand
(Wellington) Round 5: 8-10 February 2013 - USA (Las Vegas)
Round 6: 22-24 March 2013 -
Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Round 7: 30-31 March
2013 - Japan (Tokyo) Round 8: 4-5 May 2013 - Scotland (Glasgow)
Round 9: 11-12 May 2013 - England (London)
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 will take place 28-30 June 2013 – Moscow, Russia
The 2012 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens took place
23-25 March 2012.
2011 / 2012 HSBC Sevens World Series
Australia - 25 - 26 November 2011 - Skilled Stadium, Gold Coast
Dubai - 2 - 3 December 2011 - 7he Sevens South Africa - 9 - 10
December 2011 - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth New
Zealand - 3 - 4 February 2012 - Westpac Stadium, Wellington USA
- 10 - 12 February 2012 - Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas Hong Kong
- 23 - 25 March 2012 - Hong Kong Stadium Japan - 31 March - 1
April 2012 - Prince Chichibu Stadium, Tokyo Scotland - 5 - 6
May 2012 - Murrayfield, Edinburgh England - 12 - 13 May 2012 -
The 2011 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
Tickets for the 2011 Hong Kong Sevens Went on Sale 22 January 2011
and as in previous years, ASIA Travel Tips.com will be bringing
you live text commentary from a few of the games and plenty of HD videos from the stadium,
as well as interviews from spectators and a few other people about
what makes the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens so special.
The 2011 Cathay Pacific / Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens took place 25 - 27 March 2011.
2010 / 2011 Rugby Sevens World Series
Dubai - 3 - 4 December 2010 South Africa - 10 - 11 December
2010 New Zealand - 4 - 5 February 2011 USA - 12 - 13
February 2011 Hong Kong - 25 - 27 March 2011 Australia - 2 -
3 April 2011 England - 21 - 22 May 2011 Scotland - 28 - 29
For the first two days of the HK 7s 2010, the weather in Hong Kong
was unusually cool for this time of
year, dropping to 15 or 16 degrees in the morning and only raising
to around 20 or 21 as an high. On Sunday though, the temperature
on and off the pitch increased quite dramatically, just proving
that you never know what to expect from the Hong Kong Sevens!
We fully covered the 2009 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens,
results, live coverage and of course pictures of the
crazy South Stand and even a few of the rugby. With all
the economic doom and gloom, the 2009 Hong Kong Sevens
was a perfect opportunity to forget, at least for a
weekend, and just have a great time!
The 2008 Hong Kong Rugby
2008 the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens took place between 28 March 2008
and 30 March 2008. The total prize money for the 2009 event is the
same as for the 2008 event, namely US$ 150,000 with the Cup
Champions - New Zealand in 2008 - winning US$ 100,000, the Cup
Runners Up - South Africa (2008) - US$ 25,000 and each
Semi-Finalist getting US$ 12,500 each. There is also a very valuable
30 points up for grabs for the team which wins the Cup Final.
The 24 participating teams are drawn into
six pools of four teams each. On the first day, starting the
Friday afternoon there will be a total of 12 games with each team
playing one game in their pool.
On Saturday, each team will play
another two games to complete the pool competition. The group
winners and the two second placed teams with the best records,
progress to the Cup Competition. The four remaining second placed
teams and the four, third-placed teams with the best records
progress to the Plate Competition. The remaining eight teams
progress to the Bowl Competition.
Sunday, is the day when despite
many fans nursing serious hangovers, the real excitement starts,
as it is today when the teams play in the quarter-finals,
semi-finals and finals of each of the Bowl, Plate and Cup
In Rugby Sevens, each game is seven minutes each
way with two-minute intervals except for the Cup Final which is 10
minutes each way.