Hong Kong Rugby union has confirmed that this year’s Hong Kong Women’s Rugby Sevens tournament will be a qualifying tournament for the World Rugby Seven Series.
Before men’s action kicks off, the women’s teams will play for a core team place on the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2017-18. The girls’ showdown will take place on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 at the So Kon Po Stadium with the semifinal and final taking place at Hong Kong Stadium on Friday.
Kenyan Ladies are in pool B with Argentina, Belgium and hosts Hong Kong.
According to the draw undertaken in Hong Kong on Monday, tough times await Shujaas in Hong Kong since our local boys have not found any soft-landing. They are drawn against South Africa once again, who are leading the series standings after six rounds. Canada and France also feature in pool B.
Unlike other rounds where we have 16 countries seeded in four pools, the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens which will take place on 7-9 April will see a total of seven pools making 28 nations in total. Below are all the pools.
England, Australia, Samoa and Korea
South Africa, Canada, Kenya and France
Fiji, New Zealand, Wales and Japan
USA, Argentina, Scotland and Russia
Germany, Tonga, Jamaica and Uganda
Hong Kong, Chile, Sri Lanka and Namibia
Spain, Papua New Guinea, Uruguay and Guyana
Japan, China, Netherlands and Jamaica
Argentina, Kenya, Belgium and Hong Kong
South Africa, Colombia, Papua New Guinea and Italy