Have you ever wondered what a rugby sevens team comprising the likes of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li would play like?
Well the HKRFU recruited an elite group of martial artists and with the help of Carlsberg got them training in a secret camp in China, where they prepared to unleash on the world – Kung Fu Rugby!
The players were being instructed by the legendary "si fu" Yeung Pan-pan, who started martial arts training aged 4 and went on to study different styles from top masters including Lee Kwan Hung of Choy Lay Fatt kung fu, Dan Inosanto of Jeet Kune Do, karate from Bruce Leung, and western boxing from John Ladawski. She appeared in numerous martial arts movies in the early '80s, earning her the soubriquet "Lady Jackie Chan"; she now directs and produces films as well as running her own martial arts stunt academy.
The Carlsberg team took on an all-star opposition in a special challenge match in the Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday 29th March as part of the 40th celebrations of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. This was a world-first, and the 40,000 capacity crowd were in for some spectacular action. Check out the making-of documentary below:
And now for the full performance!