The 12 participating teams for the Cable &
Wireless Worldwide Hong Kong Women’s Rugby Sevens 2010 (HKWRS)
were confirmed by the tournament organizers on Tuesday. The event
will be held on Friday, 26 March 2010 at the Hong Kong Football
Club with the Cup final being played at 19:04 in the Hong Kong
Stadium as part of the Cathay Pacific / Credit Suisse Hong Kong
With an entertaining line-up that pits the best
in Asia against the rest of the world, the Hong Kong Women’s Rugby
Sevens, (which predates both Women’s Rugby World Cups at 15s and
7s), continues to offer an excellent platform to showcase the
skill and athleticism of women’s rugby worldwide.
The 12 participating teams include eight
national representative sides from Asia, led by the reigning IRB
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009 Bowl Champions China, who recently
beat the United States Eagles in a major upset at the Las Vegas
Sevens, and Kazakhstan, Asia’s sole direct entry to the IRB
Women’s Rugby World Cup (15s) this year in London. Other Asian
teams include the Arabian Gulf, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore,
Thailand and hosts Hong Kong.
The national team of Papua New Guinea rounds out
the full representative squads at this year’s tournament. Three of
the world’s premier women’s club sides are also taking part
including five-time Cup champions Aotearoa Maori from New Zealand.
The Aussie Amazons from Australia and Pretoria University’s Tuks
from South Africa complete the competitive field.
The Tournament Draw will be held on 8 March 2010
at King’s Park. The Hong Kong squad will be announced later in
March. The Cable & Wireless Hong Kong Women’s Rugby Sevens will be
played from 07:30 – 18:00 on Friday, 26 March 2010 at the Hong
Kong Football Club. The Cup final will be held at 19:04 during the
Cathay Pacific / Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens at the Hong Kong
Now entering its thirteenth year, the Hong Kong
Women’s Rugby Sevens has grown into one of the top annual fixtures
in the women’s rugby world. The tournament is fully supported by
the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, the Asian Rugby Football Union
and the International Rugby Board.
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