Meanwhile, in the other SAR ... Teams from Hong Kong and China travelled to Macau's famous Hac Sa Beach for the seventh annual Macau Beach Rugby Tournament earlier this month. On September 8, 16 teams competed, with players ranging from school age to those in their 40s. Beach rugby is played on a smaller pitch. The rules are simplified to ensure a fast pace. Teams are made up of five players instead of the usual 15, and substitutes are allowed at any time. City of Dreams player Glen O'Connor said the tournament was a great way to get involved in rugby without being too serious. O'Connor, who had never played rugby before, said it was a challenge to get used to tackling without getting hurt. 'It's definitely very physical and playing on the sand makes it a lot harder to move,' he said. 'But we're really all out here for some fun, so it's a great day and a good way to meet people.' Taipa resident Michael Ho, 14, was among a large crowd watching the event. Michael was at the tournament to watch some of his friends play and just enjoy the day. He had not seen much rugby in the past and was surprised at the speed of the game. 'They don't really stop - once there's a tackle, they just keep going with the ball,' Michael said. 'It looks like a lot of fun but there are too many big blokes out there for me to want to give it a go, although some of the smaller guys are really quick which helps.' Macau was the overall cup winner, beating the Rams in the final. Meanwhile, Shekou beat City of Dreams to win the plate.