Hong Kong national rugby sevens team

The Hong Kong national rugby sevens team is a regular participant in the Rugby World Cup Sevens. The team's greatest achievements include winning the Gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and winning the Asian Sevens Series in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Their current coach is Paul John. Formerly Dai Rees was the head coach.[1]

Hong Kong Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Team.jpg
UnionHong Kong Rugby Football Union
Coach(es)Paul John
World Cup Sevens
Appearances7 (2018) (First in 1993)
Best result10th (1997)
Hong Kong national rugby sevens team
Medal record
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Team
East Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2009 Hong Kong Team

The men’s and women’s Hong Kong national sevens teams were granted elite sport status by the Hong Kong Sports Institute on 1 April 2013, which means the HKRFU national sevens teams receive an annual stipend to be distributed to qualified players from the target teams.[2]

In November 2013, former Wales sevens coach Gareth Baber took over as head of the men's rugby sevens programme at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. At the same time, Dai Rees was promoted to be the HKRFU's head of technical development and performance.[3]

Tournament historyEdit

Rugby World Cup SevensEdit

Rugby World Cup Sevens Record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  1993 Group Stage 17th 5 1 4 0
  1997 Plate Finalist 10th 7 4 3 0
  2001 Bowl Quarterfinalist 21st 6 0 6 0
  2005 Bowl Quarterfinalist 21st 6 0 6 0
  2009 Bowl Semifinalist 19th 5 1 4 0
  2013 Bowl Quarterfinalist 21st 4 1 3 0
  2018 Bowl Finalist 18th 4 2 2 0
Total 0 Titles 7/7 37 9 38 0

Asian GamesEdit

Asian Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  1998 Classification 5th 3 1 2 0
  2002 Group Stage 7th 3 0 3 0
  2006 Classification 5th 3 2 1 0
  2010 Runner-Up 2nd 7 5 2 0
  2014 Runner-Up 2nd 6 5 1 0
  2018 Winners 1st 6 6 0 0
Total 1 Title 6/6 19 22 9 0

Current squadEdit

Squad to 2018 Asian Games:

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ So Wan Ling (22 February 2013). "Bring on the big boys". The Standard. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Rugby first team sport granted Elite Sport status". Hong Kong Rugby Union. 1 April 2013.
  3. ^ "HK greet new sevens coaches". The Standard (Hong Kong). 5 November 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013.