Corporate passes are as hard to score as tries on the pitch, says Lau

PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 March, 2008, 12:00am

Games on the field are won or lost over a pass. But this isn't the only 'critical pass' at the Sevens. Overheard in the corridors or corporate power - the crowded corridors that lead to the coveted corporate boxes - was the ubiquitous request of one corporate colleague to another, 'Can I borrow that pass?' This time, the call came from Barry Lau, (aka 'Wow'), head of fund derivatives for BNP Paribas. 'As long as it's not a forward pass, I don't mind,' joked Lau. 'Trust me, these passes are like gold up here', he said. 'Scoring one of these is as hard as scoring a try out there for those guys on the pitch. Maybe even harder.' BNP gave up their box a while back. And like Australia winning here at the Sevens, they discovered it was a long, long wait to get back to the place they once held. Summing up the fact that those shiny silver escalators that lead to the top floors really are a stairway to rugby heaven, Lau (pictured) said: 'It's not just passes and goals that are really hard to get at the Sevens, they're merely the tip of the iceberg. The three years were well worth the wait, though.'



Send to a friend

To forward this article using your default email client (e.g. Outlook), click here.

Enter multiple addresses separated by commas(,)

For unlimited access to: SCMP Tablet Edition SCMP Mobile Edition 10-year news archive