Hong Kong national rugby union team (sevens)

Hong Kong national rugby union team (sevens)

Hong Kong Sevens
Union Hong Kong Rugby Football Union
Coach(es) Gareth Baber
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 5 (First in 1993)
Best result 10th (1997)

The Hong Kong national rugby union sevens is a national sevens side. They are best known for hosting the Hong Kong Sevens. The team is a regular participant in the Rugby World Cup Sevens. The team's greatest achievements include winning the Silver medal at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou and winning the 2012 Asian Seven Series. Their current coach is Gareth Baber. Formerly Dai Rees was the head coach.[1]

The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens team and the Women's sevens team has been granted elite sport status by the Hong Kong Sports Institute on 1 April 2013, which means the HKRFU national sevens teams will receive an annual stipend to be distributed to qualified players from the target teams.[2]

On 4 November 2013, former Wales sevens coach Gareth Baber takes over as head of the men's rugby sevens program at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. Dai Rees is promoted to be the HKRFU's head of technical development and performance.[3]

Current Squad

Squad to 2014 Hong Kong Sevens:

Honours

References

  1. ^ So Wan Ling (22 February 2013). "Bring on the big boys". The Standard. 
  2. ^ "Rugby first team sport granted Elite Sport status". Hong Kong Rugby Union. 1 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "HK greet new sevens coaches".