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.
|Union||Hong Kong Rugby Football Union|
|World Cup Sevens|
|Appearances||7 (2018) (First in 1993)|
|Best result||10th (1997)|
|East Asian Games|
|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.
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.
Rugby World Cup SevensEdit
|Rugby World Cup Sevens Record|
|Asian Games record|
Squad to 2018 Asian Games:
- So Wan Ling (22 February 2013). "Bring on the big boys". The Standard. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013.
- "Rugby first team sport granted Elite Sport status". Hong Kong Rugby Union. 1 April 2013.
- "HK greet new sevens coaches". The Standard (Hong Kong). 5 November 2013. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013.