Ping pong poser holds key to free trip for Lions rugby test against South Africa

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 May, 2009, 12:00am

While this year's Sevens might have been and gone, you won't be able to avoid thinking about rugby if you go anywhere near the HSBC building over the next two weeks. A giant game ball has been placed on the ground floor of the bank's Central headquarters. It is filled with ping pong balls. The installation is for a contest organised by the bank - and the Post is lending a hand. As sponsor of the British and Irish Lions' tour to South Africa this summer, HSBC is inviting fans to guess the exact number of ping pong balls. The three closest or exact responses will win a trip for two to South Africa, including accommodation and transport, to see the test match in Durban on June 20.

Punters have until May 15 to take their best guess. Interested fans can put themselves into consideration by sending an answer by SMS to 508507 by typing: SCMPspacerugbyspacethe number of balls, or online at Full details can also be found on the site. Note: if you enter by texting, the Post will charge HK$1 for each text message, and your own carrier may apply a charge, too.