New Zealand and Australia embrace in memory of the Christchurch shooting victims before playing their opening match of the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong Sevens: New Zealand and Australia pay emotional tribute to shooting victims

  • Hearts are touched and fingers pointed to the sky after tries and conversions in clash of two arch-rivals
  • ‘We showed our respects tonight by the way we played and we’ll try to continue that over the weekend,’ says coach Clark Laidlaw
Topic |   Hong Kong Sevens

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New Zealand and Australia embrace in memory of the Christchurch shooting victims before playing their opening match of the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: Felix Wong
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The retractable natural grass pitch provided the X factor in Guangzhou R&F’s design for the new Kai Tak Sports Park. Photo: SCMP
Noel Prentice
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Noel Prentice

A retractable pitch flowing into a harbour amphitheatre – here’s the Kai Tak Sports Park design you will never see

  • Losing tender for the HK$30 billion project designed a main stadium with a sliding grass pitch to form another arena outside on the waterfront
  • Not even Sebastian Coe could win over the government with their promise to set a new standard for sporting excellence at all levels

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The retractable natural grass pitch provided the X factor in Guangzhou R&F’s design for the new Kai Tak Sports Park. Photo: SCMP
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