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Apr 5, 2010

Rugby Sevens

Wikipedia Information
The Hong Kong Sevens is considered the premier tournament on the IRB Sevens World Series in rugby sevens, a variant of rugby union. It is held annually at the last weekend of March in Hong Kong and is organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU). The tournament lasts 2 and a half days, commencing on a Friday afternoon, and concluding on the Sunday evening.

Nathan was able to attend this weekend event through work. His opinion Rugby is more exciting than American football- it doesn't stop every 3 seconds. He was in a box with a lot of Australians and New Zealanders - he rooted for the US which did win one day. Note the scoreboard below- unfortunately the US had to play Samoa next- Samoa won the overall tournament

US 60 Thailand 0

HK Sevens 2010 from outypants on Vimeo.

The South Stand
again Wiki info
The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens is traditionally one of if not the biggest event on the Hong Kong sporting calendar. As such, there is a tremendous party atmosphere, with particular emphasis on the South Stand, where hordes of rugby fans dress up and dance for most of the duration. Activities that typically ensue as the weekend progresses include the throwing of empty beer jugs around the South Stand, Mexican waves, and streakers running across the pitch. Since 2007 the South Stand has been made officially accessible to over-18s only, due to its hyper and somewhat provocative atmosphere, although this rule is not strictly policed.
The Hong Kong Sevens typically draws the biggest crowd and is the biggest party on the IRB Seven's Calendar.

Random South Stand people

Maybe take the kids next year?- there are non-alcohol sections to sit in, and after teams lose their matches on the last day they walk around and sign autographs.

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