Not long until the Hong Kong Sevens!

The Hong Kong 7s, one of the most famous rugby union sevens tournaments in the world, will take place this year from 8-10th April 2016.

Fiji, the most successful team in Hong Kong 7s history, and New Zealand, the most successful in 7s history, will both be featuring in the tournament, which always draws the best teams in international 7s.

Fiji won the tournament in 2015, and will be looking for back-to-back successes, but the shortened format can often see teams string together a run of performances, making for exciting sport. England, New Zealand, and Fiji are all expected to post solid efforts, as are the usual suspects in world rugby.

The promotional video above, was published by World Rugby, and previews the 2016 Hong Kong Sevens tournament.


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