Hong Kong Sevens

The Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is an international seven-a-side rugby tournament held every March as part of the Sevens World Series and featuring the world’s top teams.

Colourful Ubogu proves he’s still the brightest and best

PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 March, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 March, 2014, 10:44pm

Victor Ubogu is a man of surprises. The Nigeria-born former England prop likes to keep people guessing and laughing. In fact, Ubogu also made an appearance on UK television's A Question Of Sport, prompting series regular Bill Beaumont to ask, 'What did you read down at Oxford, Victor? The Beano?'

This might seem harsh, but Victor gives as good as he gets. He was spotted in full banter mode with Hazel J. Black, aka Catwoman, who was this time dressed as a naughty nun.

'Do I look like I played Sevens?' said the former prop. 'I'm built for space, not for speed!' He was wearing a colourful Mambo 'loud shirt' that was the perfect accompaniment to the Sevens and his larger-than-life character. It was so bright that the day after Earth Day, he could have lit up the stadium on his own and called it 'girth day'.

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