Tens Rugby
  • After a three-year hiatus, annual event is back with an expanded remit that includes a women’s tournament and new title sponsor
  • ‘It’s been missed,’ chairman Paul Christopher says – ‘It’s perfect timing. Hong Kong is reopening and we’re welcoming people back’

Hong Kong rugby community’s Gareth Wilde, Terry Hart and James Swatton share their experiences of surviving cancer and the subsequent mental toil during Movember month.


The Hong Kong Sevens opener has been called off for the second year in a row as organisers turn attention to returning ‘with a bang’ in 2022.

Former New Zealand sevens stars Rocky Khan and Ed Cocker and two-time MVP Kane Hancy will spearhead Tradition YCAC’s charge at the GFI HKFC Tens title next month as the New Zealand-packed squad bid to win the Cup for the first time.

This year’s Hong Kong Tens tournament will help children with life-threatening medical conditions after Make-A-Wish Hong Kong was appointed official charity.

Former Fiji star Seru Rabeni is seeing the Hong Kong Sevens from a different perspective this weekend - as a spectator for the first time.


Fijian sevens player Waisea Nacuqu was the hero as the BGC Asia-Pacific Dragons made it back-to-back successes for the Bill Burgess Cup after a thrilling 12-7 extra-time triumph over Tradition YCAC in the GFI HKFC Tens final on Thursday.


England sevens scrum-half Jack Walsh hopes a strong showing for Samurai at the GFI HKFC Tens will hold him in good stead in his bid to return to the national sevens side.

The Tana Umaga-coached BGC Asia-Pacific Dragons are favourites to defend their crown at the GFI HKFC Tens, starting on Wednesday at Hong Kong Football Club.

The modern facilities at Hong Kong Football Club are a world away from downtown Kigali in Rwanda for the diehard GFI East Africans team taking part in the GFI HKFC Tens – in distance and in luxury.

Penguins have added former All Black Rico Gear and American “player of the decade” Todd Clever to a fearsome squad looking to make amends for last year’s disappointing showing at the GFI HKFC Tens.

If one person can gauge how far Asian rugby has come in recent years, George Smith is the man. Having spent the past three years playing in Japan's Top League with Suntory Sungoliath, Smith more than anyone can pass judgment.

Tana Umaga’s star-studded BGC Dragons appeared down-and-out early on, but stormed back to beat Tradition YCAC 29-14 in the Cup final of the GFI HKFC Tens on Thursday. It was the second time in three years that the Dragons have triumphed at the Hong Kong Football Club.

All Blacks legend Tana Umaga is determined to complete some “unfinished business” at this year’s GFI HKFC Tens.

Insight and opinion on the players and teams taking part in this year’s GFI HKFC Tens, including interviews with Christian Lewis-Pratt, Tana Umaga, George Stowers, Samiu Vahafolau, Alesana Tuilagi, Radike Samo, Didier Tison, Willie Walker and George Smith. The two-day tournament at Hong Kong Football Club gets under way on Wednesday, March 26.


Christian Lewis-Pratt believes he and England sevens colleagues Mark Odejobi and Callum Wilson can follow in the footsteps of their former teammates and help title-holders Penguins win the GFI HKFC Tens.

Sevens legend Ben Gollings will make his debut at next week's GFI HKFC Tens as the Englishman bids to help two-time finalists Samurai win the Cup for the first time.

If you’re good enough you’re old enough, they say, and at this year’s GFI Hong Kong Football Club Tens an exciting young side from New Zealand plan to prove it.

Po Leung Kuk, the welfare organisation founded on principles of protecting and supporting children, has been named as the official charity for next month’s GFI HKFC Tens.