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Teams from South Africa and France Arrive in Hong Kong for Sevens

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The teams from South Africa and France arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday morning ahead of the 2013 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens (22-24 March 2013).

South Africa, who are currently in second place on this years HSBC Sevens World Series will be hoping to carry on the momentum of their win in the last preceding event to the Hong Kong Sevens, Las Vegas, as they seek to break the duck at So Kon Po.

France meanwhile is enjoying their most successful season of HSBC Sevens World Series rugby. The French currently lie in fifth place on the World Series with 59 points and have reached one Cup final already this season, losing to series-leaders New Zealand in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

South Africa is drawn into what has been dubbed the group of death for this years Hong Kong Sevens in Pool A alongside Wales, Argentina and Australia.

Life wont be much easier for France in Pool B alongside New Zealand, United States and Kenya.

South Africa open against Argentina in the last game of the opening day of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on Friday evening at 21:16 while France start off against New Zealand in the penultimate match on Friday evening at 20:54.

Pictures and Other Hong Kong Sevens 2013 Coverage

As there are so many Pictures of the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2013 we have cut them up into different pages: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10, Page 11, Page 12, Page 13, Page 14, Page 15, Page 16, Page 17 and Page 18.

See past stories about the Hong Kong Sevens 2013: Pictures from Hong Kong Sevens 2013, Results from Hong Kong Sevens 2013, Sevens Legend Waisale Serevi Inducted into IRB Hall of Fame, Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2013 Ready for Kick Off!, What Impact Does Hong Kong Sevens Have on Long-Haul Travel?, South Stand Fashion - What to Wear at the Hong Kong Sevens, HKRFU Launches Rugby App; Chance to Win Tickets to HK Sevens, Hong Kong RFU to Launch a School of Rugby in Hong Kong, HKRFU Partners Serevi Rugby to Provide Special Training Camps, HKRFU Names Men's and Women's Sevens Squads, US Eagles Land in HK for Sevens; Jamaica Ready for Debut, Air Pacific Partners Ben Kende Foundation to Provide Medical Supplies to FORU, Rugby Sevens Teams from South Africa and France Arrive in Hong Kong, Official Draw for the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens, Beach Boys to Perform at Hong Kong Sevens, Hong Kong Sevens Officially Sold Out!, 2013 Hong Kong Sevens Public Ticket Sale to be via Public Ballot, Fans in Australia Can Purchase Tickets for 2013 Hong Kong Sevens, Biggest Hong Kong Sevens Ever! and Dates for the Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2013.

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