The Hong Kong Sevens, Rugby Rally Are Back

Last update: 25/03/2019

By Sivanandini Narayanen

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 (Bernama) -- The 2019 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens will be held at Hong Kong Stadium with more than 120,000 fans for the seventh leg of the World Rugby Seven Series from April 5 - 7.

In its 44th year, the series will be the world’s largest congregation of rugby unions in 2019 with participation of 40 teams from 34 countries.

The top four finishers in this year’s series will automatically qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Hong Kong Tourism Board Executive Director, Anthony Lau said in a statement, “We have a thrilling line-up of live music, late-night parties and of course, the unspoken tradition of ‘fancy dress’ costumes.”

One of the highlights, Hong Kong Seven Series Festival will feature Grammy Award winning Gwen Steffani, who will perform in Hong Kong for the first time in a decade.

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