Lions coach touts Hong Kong’s McQueen for Barbarians side March 30th 2013: Hong Kong winger Tom McQueen says he is “beyond flattered” at being touted for a place in The Barbarians side for their upcoming match against the British & Irish Lions in Hong Kong. Lions head coach Warren Gatland said McQueen’s performance at this year’s Sevens tournament could see him picked for the June 1st fixture that will kick-start his team’s 2013 tour of Australia.
Save Our Sevens with KELY Support Group March 28th 2013: A group of young people in skin-tight, crotch-stuff leotards pound their way through a pitcher of beer and toast to the Hong Kong Sevens. Behind them sits the KELY Support Group, a non-government funded youth charity on a mission to ‘Save Our Sevens’. Localiiz was invited to shadow the initiative to find out ‘What Really Goes On’ at the Sevens.
Localiiz Exclusive: Howard’s Homecoming March 27th 2013: Legendary Fijian winger Robert Howard returns to Hong Kong to see his team win their 14th Sevens, 35 years after lifting the cup himself and 100 years since the birth of rugby in his country.
Fans’ Stories March 23rd 2013: With every Hong Kong Rugby Sevens comes a barrage of crazy fan stories, most of which only live on in fuzzy memories and shameful flashbacks. Localiiz believes these tales and titbits are as much a part of the Sevens as the play, so we’ve been out and about probing the masses for their best Sevens stories.
Out And About March 21st 2013: We all know the Sevens are about much more than just rugby. Get all the goss about what’s going on outside the stadium over the weekend, and party ‘til you drop! LATEST: Louis Roederer Hosts the Champagne Tent “After Party”
Ultimate Sevens Guide March 21th 2013: Kwiksure, one of our top insurance brokers, has complied a guide with all you need to know about the HK Rugby Sevens. If its your first time at the Hong Kong party of the year, this is essential reading!
Hong Kong 10s March 20th 2013: Ease your way into the Sevens with the Hong Kong Tens. Get all the news as it happens on our dedicated 10s articles page. LATEST: YCAC upset second seeds to set up clash with Australian Country, while Samurai and Cobra top their pools.
Sevens In The Press March 21th 2013: What is the world writing about our wonderful Sevens? Read our handpicked articles from the best in the business all in one place! LATEST: CNN reveal hardcore fans’ tales from the South Stand.
Ben Kende Foundation sends rugby supplies overseas March 18th 2013: As part of the unveiling of its new Airbus A330 in Hong Kong, Air Pacific has announced a partnership with the Ben Kende Foundation and the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) to carry essential rugby medical supplies from Hong Kong to Fiji.
Hong Kong Beach 5s March 17th 2013: Hong Kong’s annual Rugby Week got off to a spectacular start this weekend with team Borrelli Walsh Tigers being crowned Champions of the Prudential Hong Kong Beach 5s following two days of intense competition at Repulse Bay. Localiiz was there to grab all the action!