Firmly established as the world's premier event of its kind and one of the most popular annual sporting events in Asia, the Hong Kong Sevens attracts some of the world's greatest rugby players and thousands of fans from every corner of the globe to the magnificent Hong Kong Stadium every year.
With fast and furious rugby action combined with a carnival atmosphere and world rugby's largest prize purse, the 2017 Cathay Pacific /HSBC Hong Kong Sevens will be an unforgettable three days for everyone there.
From kicking off with 12 teams in front of 3,000 people at the Hong Kong Football Club in 1976 to today's three-day extravaganza of international rugby revelry with 28 teams playing in front of a total of 120,000 spectators, the 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is "Where the World Comes to Play."
A raft of initiatives and entertainment is on the cards for spectators and around the world in 2017 as the rugby world again focuses on Hong Kong in April.
Scroll through four decades of Hong Kong Sevens history here:
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