If you are looking for a phrase to capture the mood of the travelling fans this weekend, 'where there's a will, there's a way' will pretty much hit the nail on the head. A stronger Hong Kong dollar means an expensive weekend will be even pricier for people arriving from the UK or Down Under - not that it will stop many visitors. 'For years, I've been part of a squad of 12 Scots who've notched up 60 Sevens between them,' said Roddy 'Braveheart', a Scottish entrepreneur based in London who prefers the nom de plume to stay under the Google radar. 'The Sevens show must go on, although I've lost quite a few foot soldiers [this year] and none of the usual crew will be there due to financial restraints. I will not be deterred.' For Roddy, a cheap hotel and flight package saved the day, but he'll still be having to budget more tightly. 'Coming from the UK, my problem is the rubbish exchange rate. 'Everything is effectively a third more expensive than last year. I won't be going as hard at it as in previous years and will be eating takeaway food all weekend. 'As long as the French turn up in the South Stand I'll be happy - we need some free entertainment these days to cheer us up. Talking about down-sizing, sustainability and all that stuff, I will also be recycling my outfit for the weekend as I plan to bring back my tried and tested 'apron over the kilt' ensemble,' he said. 'Being a Scot, it's also a bonus not having to wear underwear as it saves on cleaning expenses, and the planet for that matter.' Hong Kong engineer and fellow Scotsman Iain Mowatt, who now flies in from Phuket every year, was succinct about his problems. 'I can't afford the hotel anymore,' he said. 'I'll have to either find a friend to stay with or a cardboard box under the Canal Road flyover.' Chris Helm, former director of teams and marketing for the Tens, has rented a box every year since 2000 with his team, the Sequins. 'We got pretty sick of having a forward foraging party to try to hold a bank of seats by way of covering them with various copies of the South China Morning Post,' he explained. 'We figured, 'Why waste time getting up early in the morning to try to save seats for people who might or might not show up, when you can just show up at any time of the event and have your seat, and spend more time drinking in Wan Chai'.' Helm, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, has no intention of stopping the tradition this year either. 'These days we each pay HK$4,300 for a 24-seat box,' he said. 'I think the whole pilgrimage for the greatest week of rugby in the world must cost me around HK$30,000.'