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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 amazing success.
2017 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
The 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is again taking place in April instead of March, and this year takes place from 7-9 April at Hong Kong Stadium. TravelNewsAsia.com will be at the stadium taking pictures of the action on the pitch as well as the fun and games in the stands, so be sure to check back!
2016 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
The dates for the 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens changed slightly. Traditionally taking place on the last weekend of March, the event in 2016 took place 8-10 April.
ASIATravelTips.com / TravelNewsAsia.com was at the 2016 Cathay Pacific / Hong Kong Sevens to bring you hundreds of high resolution pictures from action on the pitch to the fun and creativity in the crowd.
2015 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
The HKRFU unveiled details of the 2015 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on 23 January, and the tournament draw took place on 16 February 2015, with England in Pool D along with Kenya, Wales and U.S.A. The 2015 Hong Kong Sevens, the 40th to take place in Hong Kong, is already sold out, with 120,000 fans expected to attend over the three days of fun and high speed rugby. This year, the HKRFU is working with viagogo in an attempt to stop ticket touts and scam artists selling forgeries, etc. The event is not just about the rugby, there is a tantalising amount of entertainment planned with a campaign to honour the best seven international rugby sevens players to have taken to the pitch at So Kon Po over the past four decades, the first ever Kung Fu Rugby, plus a show by The Village People, and much more. The HKRFU has also launched ĎThe Hong Kong Magnificent Sevení campaign designed to recognise the top seven international sevens players to have taken the pitch at the Hong Kong Stadium in So Kon Po over the past four decades. Winners of this prestigious title so far include: Zhang Zhiqiang, Ben Gollings, Christian Cullen, Eric Rush and Waisale Serevi. Top Teams Prevail on First Day of Hong Kong Sevens.
2014 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
The Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens has retained its position as largest event on the HSBC Sevens World Series, and three teams will make their Hong Kong Sevens debut in 2014. And it's not just the men's sevens, 11 teams from 5 continents will play in the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Womenís Rugby Sevens.
Tickets to Hong Kong Sevens 2014 were, similar to last year, sold through public ballot and, always they quickly Sold Out!. The Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Menís Qualifier and Womenís Sevens Draw took place on 11 February 2014, and with just days to go now until the HK7s 2014 kicks off key stakeholders have teamed up to tackle waste at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2014.
The future of rugby in Hong Kong is looking particularly bright, especially now that 40 HKRFU athletes have been inducted into the first ever Elite Rugby Sevens Programme, Kane Jury has been appointed as HKRFU Menís Sevens Coach at Hong Kong Sports Institute, and HKRFU's Chairman Trevor Gregory has been appointed President of Asian Rugby Football Union. Not just that but the Hong Kong team is preparing for the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2014, and recent high profile appointments are sure to raise rugby refereeing standards in Hong Kong. Earlier this year, you also had the chance to help the Hong Kong Sevens Team bid for an unprecedented 4h Sports Stars Award.
2013 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
The Dates for the Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2013 were set in July 2012, and the 2013 will be the Biggest Hong Kong Sevens Ever, in fact some of the entertainment that is planned is going to truly make this a year to never forget! What are we talking about? Organisers are asking you, the fans, for feedback into what songs to play in the stadium, plus the Beach Boys Will Be Performing at the Hong Kong Sevens. In fact, there is a whole load of exciting entertainment planned for the 2013 Sevens, more possibly than in any other year. Oh, and the Kukri girls will be back!!
In August, Fans in Australia could purchase Tickets for 2013 Hong Kong Sevens, and in December the HKRFU announced that 2013 Hong Kong Sevens Public Ticket Sale would be via Public Ballot. Those tickets were snapped up and the Hong Kong Sevens Was Once Again Officially Sold Out! Now, with just weeks away, the Official Draw for the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens has been made.
Rugby is going from strength to strength in Hong Kong. Not only is the national team, the Asian Sevens Champions, but the Hong Kong RFU to is about to Launch a School of Rugby in Hong Kong, and that is just after it partnered Serevi Rugby to Provide Special Training Camps.
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, ďIt'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 canít wait to get going on Friday night.Ē The Teams from South Africa and France Arrive in Hong Kong on Sunday.
What to Wear at the Hong Kong Sevens 2013?
2012 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
Fiji Wins! Hong Kong Sevens 2012 - Day Three, Hong Kong Sevens 2012 - Day One, Hong Kong Sevens 2012 - Day Two, Results from 2012 Hong Kong Sevens and Pictures from the 2012 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.
Previous stories: Only hours to go, the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Set for Kick Off!. Some of the best teams in the world, and thousands of fans from around the world are now in Hong Kong for Rugby Week. Hong Kong, one of the best sevens teams in Asia, has unveiled its Men's and Women's Squads for the Sevens, and many of the other Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Teams Will Actually Be Going Back to School this week.
The Teams for the HK 7s Have Been Confirmed and the Official Draw for the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012 completed. The Pools for IRB Womenís Sevens Challenge Cup Hong Kong also took place early March, and there is a lot more emphasis on the womenís event this year than in previous.
Overseas Fans Could Buy Tickets in August 2011, While Fans in HK Had to Wait Until January 2012. Before that the Inaugural HSBC Asian Sevens Series Kicked Off in Shanghai on 27-28 August 2011. Of course it was in October 2010 that HSBC Became the First Rugby Sevens World Series Title Sponsor and in May 2011 Cathay Pacific Partnered HSBC to Sponsor Hong Kong Sevens. Then, on 25 August 2011 HSBC became Sponsors of the Hong Kong National Rugby Teams.
The 2012 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens took place 23-25 March 2012.
2011 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
The 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.
Once the Hong Kong Tens are finished, an event that has been honoured by the presence of rugby legend - Lawrence Dallaglio, who even Took Time Out for Youths at GFI HKFC Tens Clinic, the Sevens will get underway. This year, the Sevens will have a little extra spice and Latin flair with Mexico and Spain Featuring in the 2011 Hong Kong Sevens. But who will play who? See: Hong Kong Sevens 2011 Official Draw; England in Pool B against China, Japan and USA. One thing is for sure, Hong Kong is Ready for 2011 Hong Kong Sevens Kick-Off! Plus: the Hong Kong Sevens: Itís Not Just Rugby! See the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2011 Fixtures and Results and Live Coverage from some of the 2011 Hong Kong Sevens. New Zealand Wins 2011 Hong Kong Sevens.
2010 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
Tickets for the 2010 Hong Kong Sevens went on sale in January while the Draw for the 2010 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens was made in February. We have numerous HD Videos from the 2010 Hong Kong Sevens available to whet your appetite, and would have a lot more if it were not for the slow internet at the stadium this year. Of course, due to official restrictions, we are not able to show you the games live or in full, or even in part. Do also check out the Results from the 2010 Hong Kong Sevens.
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!
2009 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
In the build up to the 2009 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens which was held between 27-29 March, Tickets for the 2009 HK Sevens went on sale at 10am on 17 January 2009 and were Sold Out within 2 Hours. The draw for the 2009 Hong Kong Sevens promises some Legendary Match-ups and it did not disappoint.
The first day, in a rather wet Hong Kong, had no upsets with all the favourite teams gaining victories. See No Upsets on First Day of Hong Kong Sevens, however it is Saturday when the real fun begins, so do check the results from the Hong Kong Sevens Days 2 and see who progressed into the Plate, Cup and Bowl championships. The Final Day of the Hong Kong Sevens was a mammoth day of rugby. It did not rain as had been forecast, and was actually quite cool by Hong Kong standards, which created the perfect conditions for a day of rugby. Final Day Coverage and Results from the 2009 Hong Kong Sevens and Pictures from the 2009 HK 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!
2008 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
In 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 competitions.
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.
In our 2008 Hong Kong Coverage Sevens we offered Pictures from the Sevens, featuring all the fun and even a few of the rugby, 2008 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens Fixtures, Results from the First Day of the 2008 Hong Kong Sevens, Results from the Second Day of the 2008 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Results from Day Three of the 2008 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and even some live text coverage of the more popular games.
You may be also be interested to check out the Pictures from Past Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, and see the results etc from the 2007 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, plus there are many more useful tips about Hong Kong in the links below.