Rugby World Cup Sevens

Hong Kong look on bright side despite quarter-final defeat

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 November, 2011, 12:00am


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Hong Kong bowed out in the Cup quarter-finals at the Noosa International Sevens, losing 33-12 to the Aussie Thunderbolts. Then, in an exhibition game against pre-tournament favourites Red Rock from Fiji, the Rowan Varty-led team won 17-12. 'You can't complain with four wins and one loss, especially when that loss was close considering they led 19-12 until the last few minutes. But this trip is all about playing against top-class opposition as we build up to the Hong Kong Sevens and hopefully the Japan Sevens,' coach Dai Rees said. The 14-strong Hong Kong squad will stay on in Australia and participate in a training camp before taking part in the Gold Coast Sevens this weekend.