Japan fans at the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: SCMP Japan fans at the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: SCMP
Japan fans at the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: SCMP
Tim Noonan
Opinion

Opinion

Tim Noonan

Why the future of rugby is Asia – and how the Hong Kong Sevens helped make it so

With the upcoming World Cup in 2019 and Summer Olympic Sevens event in 2020 coming to Japan, rugby prepares to finally and firmly tackle new frontiers

Japan fans at the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: SCMP Japan fans at the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: SCMP
Japan fans at the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: SCMP
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.