About the 2015 Event

When: 27-29 March 2015

Where: Hong Kong Stadium

See: Match Schedule

The 2015 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, organised by The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) marks the 40th year of the sevens in Hong Kong, with 120,000 visitors expected to participate in the event.

The world-famous Hong Kong tournament retains its status as the largest on the HSBC Sevens World Series (HSBC SWS) with 16 international teams contesting the HSBC Sevens World Series core team competition and an additional 12 teams contesting the international HSBC Sevens World Series qualifier for a chance at promotion to the international series in 2016.

The 15 core teams on the HSBC SWS return to delight the fans in Hong Kong as the world's finest exponents of world seven-a-side rugby. New Zealand are the defending Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens champions after their 26-7 victory over England in last year's cup final.

The 15 core teams + invited national team* are:

Argentina

Fiji

New Zealand

South Africa

Australia

France

Portugal

United States

Canada

Japan

Samoa

Wales

England

Kenya

Scotland

Belgium*

*The sixteenth team invited by World Rugby to round out the HSBC SWS core competition in Hong Kong will be Belgium, marking their first appearance at the world-renowned Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. They become the 57th nation to have participated in Hong Kong since the tournament's inception in 1976.

In the qualifier tournament the twelve participating teams - two representing each of Europe, Oceania, Africa, the Americas, South America and Asia - are:

Russia

Papua New Guinea

Tunisia

Spain

Tonga

Zimbabwe

Guyana

Brazil

Hong Kong

Mexico

Uruguay

South Korea

The official tournament draw for all 28 participating teams took place in Hong Kong on 16 February 2015.

With women's rugby gaining in stature every year, 12 international women's teams will compete in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Women's Sevens.Once again, the final will be played in the main stadium on opening day of the tournament, Friday, in the evening.

Friday will also see two rounds of the qualification pool matches played alongside the opening pool matches of the HSBC SWS core competition in Hong Kong (one match per core team).


Hong Kong Sevens 2015 - Daily Schedule

Day 1 - Friday 27 March

Gates open

11:00

Mini Rugby Showcase

11:05

Qualifier Pool matches

13:00

Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens Final

17:24

Entertainment : Opening Ceremony

17:46

HSBC Sevens World Series pool matches

18:10

End of Day One

21:06

Day 2 - Saturday 28 March

Gates open

07:00

Mini Rugby Showcase

07:05

Qualifier pool matches

09:00

HSBC Sevens World Series pool matches

11:12

Entertainment: march past and Village People

14:04

HSBC Sevens World Series pool matches

15:14

Qualifier Quarter Finals

18:10

End of Day Two

19:38

Day 3 - Sunday 29 March

Gates open

07:00

Mini / Youth Rugby Showcase

07:05

HSBC Sevens World Series Quarter Finals

09:30

Qualifier Semi Finals

12:26

Entertainment: Kung Fu Rugby

13:10

HSBC Sevens World Series Semi Finals

13:34

Qualifier Final

16:30

Shield Final

17:00

Bowl Final

17:30

Plate Final

18:00

Cup 3rd/4th

18:30

Cup Final

19:00

Cup Presentation

19:30

Event ends

19:40

Mini Games

On each morning of the tournament before the official games begin, there will be a Mini Games youth showcase taking place on the pitch. Arrive when the gates open to see players between the ages of 7-12 years battling it out for glory.

Download the Mini Games schedule

Entertainment

On Saturday, the party atmosphere and sartorial mayhem of the Sevens will provide a fitting welcome for a performance by international recording artists the Village People, whose hit songs "Go West", "In the Navy" and "Y.M.C.A." have been ringing around stadiums almost since the first Hong Kong Sevens in 1976. Singing along is mandatory.

CITYBUS Shuttle Service

Period of Hiring

27 March 2015 (Friday)

28 March 2015 (Saturday)

29 March 2015 (Sunday)

Type of Vehicle

94-seater double deck bus (air-con)

Type of Service

Shuttle Service

Time

27 March 2015 (Friday)

21:30 – 22:30 (10 buses)

Cotton Path – Lan Kwai Fong – Admiralty MTR Station

28 March 2015 (Saturday)

19:30 – 20:30 (10 buses)

Cotton Path – Lan Kwai Fong – Admiralty MTR Station

29 March 2015 (Sunday)

19:30 – 20:30 (10 buses)

Cotton Path – Lan Kwai Fong – Admiralty MTR Station

Routing

Return Trip

Cotton Path – Eastern Hospital Road – Moreton Terrance Flyover – Gloucester Road – Harcourt Road – Cotton Tree Drive – Queen's Road Central – Lan Kwai Fong (alight at the j/o Queen's Road Central and Douglas St) – Admiralty MTR Station

Prohibited Items

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