How it all began: A jewel discovered

PHOTO 1: March 28, 1976 - Fijian winger Seremaia Tui Cavuilati heads for the line pursued by Gary Thomas (left) and Stephen Streeter in the semi-final against the Wallaroos of Australia.

IN PICTURES: 40 years of the Hong Kong Sevens - part 1 (1976-1980). Join us for an eight-part romp through the SCMP archives looking at how the world-famous event grew from humble beginnings to become a phenomenon