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  • Aug 31, 2014
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ARFU Asian Sevens Series

The Asian Sevens Series was set up by the Asian Rugby Football Union in 2011 to raise the profile of the abbreviated game and help national teams prepare for the debut of rugby sevens at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Asian Games warning shot heard loud and clear by rivals

Coach Gareth Baber said he wanted Hong Kong's Asian Games opposition to sit up and take notice ahead of next month's Incheon Asiad ... and they will certainly have done just that after the host's unbeaten run to the title in last weekend's RS Hong Kong Asian Sevens at HKFC.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014, 2:45pm

Games boost as Hong Kong win first leg of Asian Sevens Series

The results at the opening leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Hong Kong this weekend will provide a huge confidence boost for the men’s and women’s teams ahead of the Asian Games next month – if Sunday’s performances are repeated in Incheon, the players will return home with gold and silver.

26 Aug 2014 - 2:19pm 2 comments

Hong Kong kick off Asian series with stylish wins

Tom McQueen matched his long-haired rock-star looks with some rock-star moves on the field, scoring four tries to help Hong Kong move smoothly into the Cup competition in the first leg of the Asian Sevens Series at Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday.

24 Aug 2014 - 3:55pm

Videos: Hong Kong Asian Sevens

Watch the Hong Kong men’s and women’s sevens sides in action in the RS Hong Kong Asian Sevens – the first leg of the 2014 ARFU Asian Sevens Series. Hong Kong’s men defeated South Korea 40-0 in their final to lift the Cup, while the Hong Kong women’s team won silver after losing 38-5 to China in their Cup final.

24 Aug 2014 - 9:10pm

New boys thrown in at the deep end for Hong Kong

Youngsters Michael Coverdale and Jack Capon will bid to seal a permanent place in the senior squad as Hong Kong launch the 2014 Asian Sevens Series on Saturday with an eye on finishing in the top two in the region for a third successive year.

23 Aug 2014 - 11:22am

Emerging sevens players face acid test in Asian Series opener

Nearly a year since rugby became an elite sport and over 40 players took up residency at the Hong Kong Sports Institute as professional athletes, comes the first real test of the programme’s merits this weekend.

23 Aug 2014 - 11:24am

Pressure mounts as busy Asian sevens season looms

Hong Kong’s men’s and women’s sevens teams are gearing up for a busy and challenging few months with the three-leg ARFU Asian Sevens Series opening next weekend and the Asian Games looming large on the schedule.

16 Aug 2014 - 12:34pm

Asian Sevens showcase lights up summer rugby calendar

Sevens rugby fans are in for a scintillating summer showdown next weekend as the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union hosts a leg of the Asian Sevens Series for the first time.

16 Aug 2014 - 12:55pm

Sevens squads step out on long road to Rio

The start of a new rugby season in Hong Kong also means the start of another ARFU Asian Sevens Series. With the first leg of this year’s three-tournament circuit being held in Hong Kong this year’s series is hugely important for both our men’s and women’s teams.

14 Aug 2014 - 8:29pm 1 comment

World Cup back on Hong Kong’s radar after Canada trip

It will be back to the business of qualifying for the 15-a-side World Cup for rugby sevens stars Nick Hewson and company after Hong Kong returned from a 10-day Canadian training camp described by sevens head coach Gareth Baber as the "perfect springboard" for a bid to win gold at the Asian Games.

18 Jul 2014 - 10:16am