Tournament organisers said they were grateful for the assistance of students who helped behind the scenes at the Rugby World Cup Sevens last week. Around 50 students worked hard assisting management with important duties during the three day extravaganza at Hong Kong Stadium. 'They helped with selling programmes, making sure players had enough water and ice, guiding visitors in the corporate hospitality areas, and shuttling important match information to the control tower,' said Beth Coalter of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and Tournament Manager. 'It was great having their help. It was a good experience for them and a great chance to see what a top quality sports event is all about.' Meanwhile, more than 1,500 students took advantage of the Adopt-a-student programme, promoted in the Chinese press, which offered free entry to school groups on the Friday.