Canada and Malaysia try to tell each other apart in 1980. Photo: SCMP
Canada and Malaysia try to tell each other apart in 1980. Photo: SCMP

Hong Kong Sevens after a typhoon? It’s gone ahead in shocking conditions before

  • A lake-like pitch and 78mm of rain on uncovered stands are among the scenes witnessed in years past, whatever Severe Tropical Storm Nalgae’s damage
  • From opposing players wearing matching shades of mud to organisers assuring us lightning was unlikely to strike the stadium, the Sevens played on

Canada and Malaysia try to tell each other apart in 1980. Photo: SCMP
Canada and Malaysia try to tell each other apart in 1980. Photo: SCMP
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