Max Denmark stiff arms a defender during Hong Kong’s semi-final against Japan in the Asia Rugby Sevens Series leg in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. Photo: Asia Rugby

Perfect Hong Kong make it 3 from 3 in Asia Rugby Sevens Series

Victory over hosts UAE sees Hong Kong defend series title, and triumph earns team spot in qualification tournament for HSBC World Series.

27 Nov 2022 - 10:59PM

After anthem blunder, Hong Kong ready to wrap up Asia Rugby sevens title

Hong Kong’s men go into final round of matches in the United Arab Emirates having yet to lose a game.

Hong Kong’s men go into final round of matches in the United Arab Emirates having yet to lose a game.

24 Nov 2022 - 7:00PM

Analysis | Rugby World Cup will remain out of Hong Kong’s reach without wholesale change

More opportunities to play internationals central to any progression in national team’s ability to reach global tournaments, but the club game in Hong Kong must evolve too.

More opportunities to play internationals central to any progression in national team’s ability to reach global tournaments, but the club game in Hong Kong must evolve too.

22 Nov 2022 - 9:27AM

USA Eagles coach eyes winner-takes-all clash with Portugal in Dubai

Gary Gold says his side will have their work cut out for them in final game of Rugby World Cup qualifying tournament in Dubai.

Gary Gold says his side will have their work cut out for them in final game of Rugby World Cup qualifying tournament in Dubai.

14 Nov 2022 - 4:49PM

Gulf in class as Hong Kong get a taste of ‘what Test rugby is all about’

City’s 49-7 defeat by USA Eagles in Rugby World Cup final qualifying ‘up there as one of toughest games I’ve ever played, physically,’ admits Hong Kong captain Josh Hrstich.

City’s 49-7 defeat by USA Eagles in Rugby World Cup final qualifying ‘up there as one of toughest games I’ve ever played, physically,’ admits Hong Kong captain Josh Hrstich.

14 Nov 2022 - 8:30AM

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The USA Eagles lock Cam Dolan breaks through the Hong Kong defence during a Rugby World Cup 2023 final qualifying game at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai. Photo: World Rugby

USA too strong for Hong Kong, will face Portugal for last Rugby World Cup spot

USA forward power too much for Hong Kong, who go down 49-7 in bruising encounter, after Portugal run 13 tries in against Kenya.

13 Nov 2022 - 2:55AM

Hong Kong ease into last 8 of Asia Rugby Sevens Series stop in Korea

Hong Kong’s men progress to cup quarter finals with wins over Sri Lanka and China before draw against United Arab Emirates, while the women will play in the plate after losing tough games against Kazakhstan and China.

Hong Kong’s men progress to cup quarter finals with wins over Sri Lanka and China before draw against United Arab Emirates, while the women will play in the plate after losing tough games against Kazakhstan and China.

13 Nov 2022 - 9:11AM

USA coach Gold expects Hong Kong ‘to bring it to us’ in forwards battle

Two sides will play each other in Dubai on Saturday in the second round of matches of the final qualifying tournament for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Two sides will play each other in Dubai on Saturday in the second round of matches of the final qualifying tournament for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

10 Nov 2022 - 9:20PM

Hong Kong down to bare bones for Rugby World Cup qualifying clash

Lewis Evans’ injury-hit side have seen three more players ruled out for Saturday’s game against the USA in Dubai tournament.

Lewis Evans’ injury-hit side have seen three more players ruled out for Saturday’s game against the USA in Dubai tournament.

8 Nov 2022 - 9:03PM

Hong Kong playing catch-up in 2023 bid after struggle to keep pace with Portugal

Hong Kong face USA next in a game they have to win if they are to stand any chance of making it to Paris.

Hong Kong face USA next in a game they have to win if they are to stand any chance of making it to Paris.

8 Nov 2022 - 8:30AM

Portugal’s speed too hot for Hong Kong to handle at Rugby World Cup qualifier

Exciting wing Raffaele Storti scores twice as Portugal’s pace and variation prove too good in Dubai.

Exciting wing Raffaele Storti scores twice as Portugal’s pace and variation prove too good in Dubai.

7 Nov 2022 - 8:52AM

USA romp to 10-try demolition of Kenya at Rugby World Cup qualifier

Dylan Fawsitt and Christian Dyer grab hat-tricks for US, who are favourites to win four-team competition in Dubai

Dylan Fawsitt and Christian Dyer grab hat-tricks for US, who are favourites to win four-team competition in Dubai

7 Nov 2022 - 1:16AM

Tourists given top seats to watch Hong Kong Sevens after earlier Covid exclusion

Special arrangements made at Hong Kong Stadium for four South African travellers after they completed three days of medical surveillance.

Special arrangements made at Hong Kong Stadium for four South African travellers after they completed three days of medical surveillance.

6 Nov 2022 - 11:25PM

Hong Kong ring changes for Portugal clash as final bid to reach World Cup begins

Head coach Lewis Evans has opted for a new partnership at half-back, while there are also changes on the wing and in the forwards.

Head coach Lewis Evans has opted for a new partnership at half-back, while there are also changes on the wing and in the forwards.

5 Nov 2022 - 5:36PM

Hong Kong Sevens 2022: day 1, as it happened

First major sporting event Hong Kong has held since start of pandemic looks to provide litmus test for city going forward, as tournament kicked off on Friday with some thrilling action.

First major sporting event Hong Kong has held since start of pandemic looks to provide litmus test for city going forward, as tournament kicked off on Friday with some thrilling action.

4 Nov 2022 - 11:03PM

Hong Kong send SOS as Rugby World Cup qualifying squad left short

Last chance to qualify for 2023 Rugby World Cup begins in Dubai on Sunday, and head coach Lewis Evans is ‘looking to fly someone out in next 24 hours’ after injury.

Last chance to qualify for 2023 Rugby World Cup begins in Dubai on Sunday, and head coach Lewis Evans is ‘looking to fly someone out in next 24 hours’ after injury.

4 Nov 2022 - 12:59PM

Hong Kong rugby shelves ‘stubborn’ recruitment policy with Exiles programme

“We realised we need to stop being so stubborn,’ says academy chief Tomos Howells, with HKRU now open to players plying their trade overseas

“We realised we need to stop being so stubborn,’ says academy chief Tomos Howells, with HKRU now open to players plying their trade overseas

28 Oct 2022 - 8:07AM

Hong Kong tune up for first home sevens since 2019 with Bangkok win

After storming through Saturday’s pool play, Paul John’s side brush aside South Korea and Japan in the first leg of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series.

After storming through Saturday’s pool play, Paul John’s side brush aside South Korea and Japan in the first leg of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series.

23 Oct 2022 - 9:15PM

Asia Rugby Sevens Series: Hong Kong men, women move into semis

Beginning final prep for 2022 Hong Kong Sevens, Paul John’s men thrash the Philippines, UAE and China, with women’s side taking two wins from three games.

Beginning final prep for 2022 Hong Kong Sevens, Paul John’s men thrash the Philippines, UAE and China, with women’s side taking two wins from three games.

22 Oct 2022 - 8:42PM

Hong Kong Sevens on horizon as home team unveil squad for Asian title defence

Fit-again skipper Max Woodward returns to men’s squad for Asia Rugby Sevens, while women’s team target ‘crucial experience’ before next year’s Asian Games.

Fit-again skipper Max Woodward returns to men’s squad for Asia Rugby Sevens, while women’s team target ‘crucial experience’ before next year’s Asian Games.

18 Oct 2022 - 8:09PM