The victorious Samoans may have packed up and gone home, and the silly costumes and beer jugs been put into storage for another year, but Hong Kong remains imbued with the spirit of rugby sevens, and a little taste can be had at King's Park this afternoon.
The culmination of a number of training sessions and overseen by Hong Kong Sevens veteran Ian Duncan, the QQ Mini Rugby Sevens tournament will witness 20 teams (in two age groups: five- and six-year-olds; and seven- and eight-year-olds) battle it out.
The event has been co-organised by the South China Sports Association and QQ Club, a 'comprehensive learning environment and social club for children aged zero to 12 years' that has offices in North Point and Ho Man Tin.
The organisers are hoping the tournament will turn into a bit of a festival. It is open to all who want to watch and QQ Club is promising live music - by 'a very unique rock 'n' roll band for children' - carnival-style booth games, snacks and an ice-cream van. Should you be in need of a photograph of yourself in or beside a Mini Cooper, a specially decorated one will be on hand for just such a purpose.
For more details about the rugby tournament or QQ Club (that's 'Q to the power of Q', if you want to be pernickety), visit www.qqclub.hk. The QQ Mini Rugby Sevens tournament kicks off at 1.30pm at the King's Park Sports Ground, 11 Wylie Path, Ho Man Tin.