Hong Kong Sevens – World Rugby Series
Hong Kong Sevens, also called, HK Sevens or Hong Kong 7s, is one of Hong Kong’s most important international rugby tournament. This rugby sevens competition is regarded as the premier tournament on the World Rugby Sevens Series. Hong Kong Sevens is held every year at the Hong Kong Stadium (see below for directions). It usually falls on a weekend in late March and spans 3 days, from Friday to Saturday. HK Sevens attracts teams from around the world to Hong Kong. The two strongest teams are Fiji and Australia. Some of the rugby fans come especially to Hong Kong to watch the competition. As one of the biggest sporting events, Hong Kong 7s is joined by the entire rugby-playing community with great party atmosphere.
Hong Kong Sevens 2017
Hong Kong Sevens 2017, like 2016, is held in April instead of March, from 7 to 9 April 2017, probably trying to avoid the Easter holiday and the Ching Ming Festival. Please beware of that if you are going to book tickets to Hong Kong. Watch the video, click here.
Official Website: http://hksevens.com/
HK Sevens – the origin
Hong Kong International Rugby Sevens tournament was proposed by the former Chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, the South African businessman A.D.C. “Tokie” Smith, and a tobacco company’s publicity manager, Ian Gow in 1975. The first HK Sevens tournament was held on 28 March 1976. Teams including Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Wales, Japan, Sri Lanka, Canada, Fiji and Western Samoa were invited by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union in less than 12 months.
Hong Kong Sevens Venue and Directions
Hong Kong Stadium is located near Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island. The maximum seating capacity is 40,000.
- By MTR: Get off at Causeway Bay (Island Line), walk for around 15 mins from Exit F.
- By Bus from Admiralty – Take the 5B Bus from Admiralty Bus Terminal (MTR Station Exit B), get off at the main entrance of the Stadium.
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