Asia Rugby Olympic Sevens Qualifiersi

All the latest news and updates about the run-up to the annual Asia Rugby Sevens Series.

  • Rugby Union chief confirms 33 senior teams opted to withdraw from competitions primarily due to family, career or national team commitments
  • ‘We certainly haven’t shut up shop until the end of the season’ said McRobbie, reiterating that many clubs still wanted to resume competition this month

In a male-dominated industry, former Hong Kong captain Royce Chan embraces the ‘vulnerability’ of coaching as she dreams of a second Rugby World Cup qualification.

Hong Kong Rugby Union CEO Robbie McRobbie ‘disappointed but relieved’ after World Rugby agrees to postpone marquee event, but says competing teams were ‘desperate’ to travel to the city had event gone ahead in April.


Captain Victoria Wong leads by example as Kowloon Rugby Club premiership squad members put their spare time to good use as they stay fit and occupied.

Coaches say the break will allow World Rugby to upgrade the overall sevens package ahead of the Olympic Games and give teams time to overcome injuries and improve their game for the 2020-21 season.

Hong Kong may have to play Samoa or Tonga to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, but first they must win the Asian Rugby Championship

The community stalwart has been made an honorary member of the HKRU Hall of Fame, and recounts a career built around the love of the game and the friends she is still making.

This weekend, the men and women should have been playing on the big stage at the 2020 Hong Kong Sevens, but are now confined to their homes and trying to stay in shape.

Asia Sevens Invitational cancelled over coronavirus but Japan Rugby Football Union hopes April’s planned Tokyo 2020 test event can take place at a later date.

The men will get a chance to secure prime placement for the qualifying portion of the 2020 Hong Kong Sevens against Chile, Germany, Italy, Tonga, Uruguay, Zimbabwe and regional rival Japan among others.

From the ‘El Macho’ and the ‘Handles’ to ‘The Lorax’ and the ‘Meester Sexy’, Hong Kong’s rugby community has come out in full support of the cause.