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HK 7s out to lift spirits after regional disasters

HK 7s out to lift spirits after regional disasters

The pall of recent disasters in the Asia-Pacific region will hang over sevens rugby's biggest annual tournament this week, but organizers hope the Hong Kong Sevens will "lift spirits" in affected countries.
Japan, New Zealand and China have endured killer earthquakes in the past two months and Australia has been coping with deadly floods. All four nations have teams entered in the three-day Hong Kong event, the jewel in the sevens world series.
Tournament chairman Trevor Gregory says respects will be paid with a minute's silence before Sunday's final.
He says he hope "the tournament will lift the spirits of those who have been through these tragedies and we want to show them that the rugby community is right behind them."


Updated : 2021-03-04 09:37 GMT+08:00