A semi-final match between Fiji and Australia at the first international ‘Sevens’ in Hong Kong, in 1976. Photo: SCMP A semi-final match between Fiji and Australia at the first international ‘Sevens’ in Hong Kong, in 1976. Photo: SCMP
A semi-final match between Fiji and Australia at the first international ‘Sevens’ in Hong Kong, in 1976. Photo: SCMP

Birth of a legend: when Hong Kong held its first international rugby sevens event

  • Now the world’s most prestigious sevens event, the tournament started in 1976, with 12 teams – and a win for New Zealand
  • Controversies surrounded the inclusion of expats in the Singapore team, a broke Sri Lanka, and the loss of a key Hong Kong player

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A semi-final match between Fiji and Australia at the first international ‘Sevens’ in Hong Kong, in 1976. Photo: SCMP A semi-final match between Fiji and Australia at the first international ‘Sevens’ in Hong Kong, in 1976. Photo: SCMP
A semi-final match between Fiji and Australia at the first international ‘Sevens’ in Hong Kong, in 1976. Photo: SCMP
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