Kenya players run onto the field during the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: Sam Tsang

Kenya Rugby Sevens team appeals for donors to cover unpaid salaries

Kenya’s Rugby Sevens launched a public appeal for donations on Sunday, claiming the team has not been paid in months and players badly needed money ahead of several international matches.

28 Nov 2022 - 5:52PM

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.

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

Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir dies aged 52 after long illness

Weir, who won 61 caps for his country and was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 1997, was diagnosed with MND in 2016.

Weir, who won 61 caps for his country and was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 1997, was diagnosed with MND in 2016.

27 Nov 2022 - 1:26PM

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

Lagisquet back to day job after guiding Portugal to Rugby World Cup

Head coach Patrice Lagisquet will cut his celebrations short despite dramatic achievement in Dubai, as he heads back to his insurance office on Monday.

Head coach Patrice Lagisquet will cut his celebrations short despite dramatic achievement in Dubai, as he heads back to his insurance office on Monday.

20 Nov 2022 - 12:49PM

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Samuel Asati of Kenya is tackled by Sean Taylor (left) of Hong Kong during the RWC 2023 Final Qualification Tournament at The Sevens Stadium on November 18, 2022 in Dubai. Photo: World Rugby via Getty Images

Hong Kong rugby coach admits ‘we were our own worst enemies’

Fraught 22-18 win over Kenya in Dubai leaves Lewis Evans with mixed emotions – and a host of questions about the future of his team.

19 Nov 2022 - 3:55PM

Portugal win thriller to qualify for the Rugby World Cup for first time

Scrum-half Samuel Marques kicks penalty with time up to salvage a 16-16 draw against the USA, sending his team through on points difference.

Scrum-half Samuel Marques kicks penalty with time up to salvage a 16-16 draw against the USA, sending his team through on points difference.

19 Nov 2022 - 1:43AM

Rugby World Cup: winner takes it all as USA, Portugal face final shoot-out

In a battle of contrasting styles, it is almost impossible to predict whose journey to France 2023 will come to a juddering halt.

In a battle of contrasting styles, it is almost impossible to predict whose journey to France 2023 will come to a juddering halt.

18 Nov 2022 - 8:15AM

Hong Kong look to ‘give a performance’ against Kenya with only pride at stake

Head coach Lewis Evans hopes to leave Rugby World Cup final qualifying tournament in Dubai with some momentum as he plans for the future.

Head coach Lewis Evans hopes to leave Rugby World Cup final qualifying tournament in Dubai with some momentum as he plans for the future.

17 Nov 2022 - 10:09AM

Hong Kong Sevens coach hails side’s ‘character’ after Korea win

Jevon Groves said his team’s ability to grind out a win in the second leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens Series points to a promising future.

Jevon Groves said his team’s ability to grind out a win in the second leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens Series points to a promising future.

14 Nov 2022 - 5:58PM

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

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.

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

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

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

HSBC Sydney Sevens to return after 3-year hiatus for rugby ‘extravaganza’

Australian fans will have the chance to get behind their champion Rugby Sevens stars for the first time since 2019.

Australian fans will have the chance to get behind their champion Rugby Sevens stars for the first time since 2019.

1 Nov 2022 - 8:30PM