Hong Kong are ready to embrace a home advantage that has not always worked in their favour in the opening round of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series starting on Friday at HKFC.
The Asia Rugby Sevens Qualifer-Hong Kong, for teams vying for one regional men’s berth and one women’s berth at the 2016 Rio Olympics, took place 7-8 November 2015 at Hong Kong Stadium. Only the champions of the one-off 10-team men’s qualifier were invited to take part in the Summer Games in Brazil, where rugby returns to the Olympic fold. For the six women’s teams, the Hong Kong tournament was the first of a two-leg qualifying series with the second event held 28-29 November in Tokyo. Japan won both the men's and women's Asian berths for the Olympics.