Gemma Chambers, wife of Andrew 'I admit, there are times I wish he didn't play rugby,' says Gemma, Clearwater Bay Primary School teacher. 'Holidays and weddings are planned around tournaments and training when you are married to a rugby player representing his country.' But it's obvious she wouldn't miss seeing her husband at the Sevens for the world. 'This is Andrew's seventh Sevens. We met just before his first Hong Kong Sevens and I've managed to survive years of being a rugby widow! I must really love him - or rugby! 'Patience is something the two of us have had to learn, but rugby is his passion and he won't be able to do it forever; so for now, at least, he just gets on with it. And I'm right behind him on that. 'When I hear the 40,000 people roaring in support of Hong Kong when the team run out of the tunnel, the hardcore training schedule fades into insignificance. 'We first met when we were both at school here. I went to South Island and he was at King George V on Kowloon side. We met on a school ski trip to Japan. As I was only 14, we only lasted a week. 'I lived in Stanley and he was in Clearwater Bay - opposite ends of the world when you are a teenager, so it was GI - 'geographically impossible'. 'We met up again in 2001 on the side of the Valley rugby pitch after my team had just played and won a game. Six weeks later I moved in and that was that. 'November to April in our house is a bit mental. He trains six times a week and plays a game on Saturdays. He also has his own fitness and gym sessions. As the boys are all working full-time they train early in the morning and late into the evening. It is pretty full-on and we don't see each other much, but this will be our seventh Sevens together. 'We married in 2005 in the summer - it definitely had to be in the off-season and I'm sure the training was a good excuse not to get involved with the planning! 'I think that I've been lucky to meet someone passionate about his sport and have enjoyed being a part of his experience as a player. 'I have become much more focused on my own sport and exercise which I think is influenced by him. I have also had to become more independent as he is away so often during the season. 'I am known as 'Chamber's wife' or even Mrs Ma Lau Jai ['Mrs Monkey Boy'] as Andrew is known in the Chinese rugby community as Ma Lau Jai - which is nice!' 'Although he might have missed being there for actual birthday or anniversary dates, he always remembers them and it's not an issue. We have both been in Hong Kong for a long time, we think the same way, so this makes life a lot more straightforward. 'Whereas a lot of people our age have lost touch with their school friends, we see many of ours all the time, as the rugby community is really very tight here. Some have left and have navigated their way back, as ex-Hong Kongers are wont to do.'