Ben Gollings

Waisale Serevi, Ben Gollings set up sevens academy

Ben Gollings

Once they went head-to-head on the rugby pitch, but now Waisale Serevi and Ben Gollings are teaming up to promote the game they love - sevens - to the world.

Sunday, 11 November, 2012, 4:09am

Captain Gollings pays for England failure

England have dropped their sevens captain Ben Gollings, who might have paid the price for the team's failure to win the HSBC Sevens World Series last season.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Capturing the whole crazy show on film

Smile; you're on candid camera. Or you could be come November, when Nat Geo is to air a programme about this weekend's tournament.

Longtime Hong Kong resident Mark Erder has three film crews and a 20-person team in the stadium shooting a film called Inside the Sevens.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

England snub raises Sevens stakes

'Where is England?' That's the question New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens and the rest of the leading sides in the HSBC World Sevens Series were asking as the sentimental favourites fly under the radar in the build-up to the make-or-break fifth leg at Hong Kong Stadium this weekend.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lindsay-Hague's return boosts England's Sevens hopes

England will welcome back lethal weapon Ollie Lindsay-Hague for the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, a must-win tournament if their ambition to win the IRB Sevens World Series for the first time is to be realised.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

England say sorry for spoiling party

A dejected England camp said sorry to their legions of fans after failing to get past Samoa in the Cup quarter-finals. But they promised to come back older and wiser next year.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

England clinch title in Sevens thriller

Ben Gollings converted a last-second try, clinching the 2006 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens title for England.

England beat world sevens champions Fiji 26-24 in a thrilling final at the Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday.

England went 19-7 ahead, but Fiji hit back to take a 24-19 lead.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Gollings breaks Fijian hearts with last-gasp try and conversion to take the honours with narrow victory

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Disappointed Serevi puts his side's loss down to sin-binning

A hugely disappointed Waisale Serevi remained certain last night that the sin-binning of teammate Epeli Dranivasa for a spear tackle was what won the Cup final for England.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

No disgrace in defeat for HK's youngsters on a hiding to nothing

Home team look ahead after 52-0 hammering by England

In Spain, Primera Liga side Cadiz have a famous song sung by their supporters: 'Alcohol, alcohol, alcohol. We came here to get drunk and the result doesn't matter at all.'

Hong Kong fans could have been singing the same yesterday after their side's 52-0 loss to England in pool B.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Gill makes long trip to support mate

People say friendship is not a statement, but an act. Briton Henry Gill (pictured) proved that by making a 20,500 kilometres round trip to Hong Kong to support school friend and England star Ben Gollings.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Juries returns positive verdict

South African sevens flyer Fabian Juries has every confidence that Super 14 hopefuls, the Spears, have got what it takes to play in the much vaunted competition and he wants to play his part in the exciting venture.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am



After years of giving the Sevens the cold shoulder, England have taken to Hong Kong with gusto, much to the delight of their legions of fans. And their cup of joy has been overflowing lately - the Red Roses are chasing their fourth consecutive crown.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am