Tens Rugby

Seru Rabeni enjoys life on the other side of the fence

Seru Rabeni in action at the GFI HKFC Tens. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Former Fiji star Seru Rabeni is seeing the Hong Kong Sevens from a different perspective this weekend - as a spectator for the first time.

Saturday, 28 March, 2015, 10:39pm

Dragons win second straight Tens title after extra-time thriller

The BGC Asia-Pacific Dragons celebrate their victory in the Cup final at the GFI HKFC Tens on Thursday night. Photos: SCMP Pictures

Fijian sevens player Waisea Nacuqu was the hero as the BGC Asia-Pacific Dragons made it back-to-back successes for the Bill Burgess Cup after a thrilling 12-7 extra-time triumph over Tradition YCAC in the GFI HKFC Tens final on Thursday.

27 Mar 2015 - 11:44am

England’s Jack Walsh makes sevens statement at Hong Kong Tens

Jack Walsh dashes to the tryline for Samurai at Hong Kong Football Club on Wednesday. Photos: SCMP Pictures

England sevens scrum-half Jack Walsh hopes a strong showing for Samurai at the GFI HKFC Tens will hold him in good stead in his bid to return to the national sevens side.

26 Mar 2015 - 3:50pm

Tana Umaga hopes Dragons will breathe fire again at Hong Kong Tens

Tana Umaga is hoping to coach BGC Asia-Pacific Dragons to another title at the GFI HKFC Tens. Photo: Reuters

The Tana Umaga-coached BGC Asia-Pacific Dragons are favourites to defend their crown at the GFI HKFC Tens, starting on Wednesday at Hong Kong Football Club.

25 Mar 2015 - 12:15am

Rwandans overcome hardship to fulfil Tens dream in East Africa team

The forwards practise their scrummaging for the GFI HKFC Tens with the help of Dave Hughes. Photos: SCMP Pictures

The modern facilities at Hong Kong Football Club are a world away from downtown Kigali in Rwanda for the diehard GFI East Africans team taking part in the GFI HKFC Tens – in distance and in luxury.

22 Mar 2015 - 8:47pm 1 comment

Rico Gear and Todd Clever add power to the Penguins

Former USA captain Todd Clever starred for the Asia-Pacific Barbarians at the 2012 and 2013 GFI HKFC Tens. Photo: KY Cheng/SCMP

Penguins have added former All Black Rico Gear and American “player of the decade” Todd Clever to a fearsome squad looking to make amends for last year’s disappointing showing at the GFI HKFC Tens.

22 Mar 2015 - 8:41pm

Asian game ‘is improving across the board’

George Smith is tackled by All Black Anthony Boric in their historic Bledisloe Cup match in Hong Kong in 2008. The Wallabies lost 19-14. Photo: Reuters

If one person can gauge how far Asian rugby has come in recent years, George Smith is the man. Having spent the past three years playing in Japan's Top League with Suntory Sungoliath, Smith more than anyone can pass judgment.

28 Mar 2014 - 11:19pm

Tana’s men keep the faith to triumph again at the Tens

BGC Dragons celebrate their GFI HKFC Tens victory with the Carinat Dragons. Photos: SCMP Pictures

Tana Umaga’s star-studded BGC Dragons appeared down-and-out early on, but stormed back to beat Tradition YCAC 29-14 in the Cup final of the GFI HKFC Tens on Thursday. It was the second time in three years that the Dragons have triumphed at the Hong Kong Football Club.

28 Mar 2014 - 10:33am

Tana Umaga on a path for redemption at Tens

Varasiko Duisokosoko of Penguins takes on Ollie Marchon of Irish Vikings on day one of the GFI HKFC Tens. Photos: SCMP Pictures

All Blacks legend Tana Umaga is determined to complete some “unfinished business” at this year’s GFI HKFC Tens.

27 Mar 2014 - 8:36am

Video: Hong Kong Tens insight

Christian Lewis-Pratt in training at Hong Kong Football Club. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Insight and opinion on the players and teams taking part in this year’s GFI HKFC Tens, including interviews with Christian Lewis-Pratt, Tana Umaga, George Stowers, Samiu Vahafolau, Alesana Tuilagi, Radike Samo, Didier Tison, Willie Walker and George Smith. The two-day tournament at Hong Kong Football Club gets under way on Wednesday, March 26.

27 Mar 2014 - 2:07pm

Penguins hope sevens skills can bring glory in Tens

Brothers in arms Mark Odejobi, Christian Lewis-Pratt and Callum Wilson plan to ensure Penguins hold on to the title. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Christian Lewis-Pratt believes he and England sevens colleagues Mark Odejobi and Callum Wilson can follow in the footsteps of their former teammates and help title-holders Penguins win the GFI HKFC Tens.

26 Mar 2014 - 11:38am

England sevens legend Gollings back in the fray

Ben Gollings helped England win the Hong Kong Sevens four times during 10 straight appearances from 2002 to 2011. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Sevens legend Ben Gollings will make his debut at next week's GFI HKFC Tens as the Englishman bids to help two-time finalists Samurai win the Cup for the first time.

8 Dec 2014 - 8:59pm

All Black great Murray Mexted brings academy team to the Tens

Brent Russell at the 2002 Hong Kong Sevens where he was player of the tournament. The South African will be player/coach of the Iranz side. Photo: Ricky Chung

If you’re good enough you’re old enough, they say, and at this year’s GFI Hong Kong Football Club Tens an exciting young side from New Zealand plan to prove it.

19 Mar 2014 - 2:13am

Po Leung Kuk just the ticket for HKFC Tens

Tens chairman Chris Harker joins (from left) Po Leung Kuk’s Jacky Lai, Elly Yip and Bridget Yu at their headquarters in Causeway Bay. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Po Leung Kuk, the welfare organisation founded on principles of protecting and supporting children, has been named as the official charity for next month’s GFI HKFC Tens.

21 Feb 2014 - 11:26pm

Top teams bolster squads for return to HKFC Tens

Penguins’ Will Helu is tackled by James Brown of Samurai as Willie Ripia closes in during the 2013 Tens cup final. Photo: SCMP

Penguins have confirmed that they will defend their title at this year’s GFI HKFC Tens rugby tournament, which will be held from March 26-27 at Hong Kong Football Club.

8 Dec 2014 - 9:00pm