Malaysia to Make Womens Sevens Debut in Hong Kong

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The 12 participating teams for the Cable & Wireless Worldwide Hong Kong Womens 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 Sevens 2010.

With an entertaining line-up that pits the best in Asia against the rest of the world, the Hong Kong Womens Rugby Sevens, (which predates both Womens Rugby World Cups at 15s and 7s), continues to offer an excellent platform to showcase the skill and athleticism of womens 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, Asias sole direct entry to the IRB Womens 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 years tournament. Three of the worlds premier womens club sides are also taking part including five-time Cup champions Aotearoa Maori from New Zealand. The Aussie Amazons from Australia and Pretoria Universitys Tuks from South Africa complete the competitive field.

The Tournament Draw will be held on 8 March 2010 at Kings Park. The Hong Kong squad will be announced later in March. The Cable & Wireless Hong Kong Womens 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 Stadium.

Now entering its thirteenth year, the Hong Kong Womens Rugby Sevens has grown into one of the top annual fixtures in the womens 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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