England Rugby Travel guests celebrated a very special few days at the HSBC World Sevens Series in Hong Kong as England won the Plate Final.
Simon Amor’s team secured a 19-0 victory in the final over the USA and England fans played their part in the Final by cheering Amor’s team home.
Despite losing 14-5 to Australia in the Cup quarter-final, they ran out comfortable 33-0 winners over Kenya to meet the USA and the rest is history.
Dan Norton's try in the first half against Kenya was his 200th in the world sevens series - a landmark achievement for the flyer who also surpassed the 1000 point mark during the tournament.
"It's a very special place to come, the week's been a real journey for us and we've learned a lot," added captain Tom Mitchell.
The players love it, the fans love it, we love it – the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is the jewel in the crown of the World Sevens Series.
From the electric atmosphere of the notorious South Stand, the opportunity to discover a vibrant city and mix with fellow rugby fanatics, the Hong Kong Sevens is one of the best loved rugby events in the world.
England’s finest will be there ready to take on the elite from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Samoa and Fiji and with a horde of partisan fans behind them will be hoping to retain the title in 2017.
Renowned for their elite skill levels, dazzling care-free style and will to win England’s sevens team is one of the best in the world and there will be no finer stage for their talents than exotic Hong Kong in the annual sevens jamboree.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Hong Kong Sevens
What are the Hong Kong Sevens?
The Hong Kong Sevens tournament is considered to be the jewel in the crown of the IRB Sevens World Series. Spanning three days the tournament will see 28 national teams take part in seven-aside matches.
When are the Hong Kong Sevens?
The Hong Kong Sevens will take place in Hong Kong April 2017.
Who goes to the Hong Kong Sevens?
The tournament is loved by all rugby fans. Although renowned for its party atmosphere, Hong Kong Sevens is still very much a family affair, with large families and groups of friends alike travelling to enjoy this unique experience.
Can I buy a ticket?
Yes! England Rugby Travel offer two ticket-inclusive packages to the tournament which include flights, hotel accommodation and an official Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens three day ticket.
Why should I go?
There is one thing that makes the Hong Kong Sevens different from every other tournament – and that's the sensational atmosphere. From the mix of local and international fans around the hot spots of the city to the legendary 'South Stand' in the Hong Kong Stadium (famous for its party fever, fancy dress and three days of non-stop partying) the Hong Kong Sevens is a must for all rugby fans who like it wild, relentless and fun.
What can I do in Hong Kong?
The Hong Kong Sevens is more than just a rugby party – it's where east meets west and is a combination of colour, cuisine and great sights. Here are our top three places to visit before or after the Sevens tournament to make the most of your trip to this amazing city.
The Peak is the highest point in Hong Kong, giving you great views of the harbour and the city skyline. Take the tram to the summit, relax with a beer and soak up the mesmerising vista. The Bubba Gump shrimp restaurant is a must.
LAN KWAI FONG
In the central business district and among the hustle and bustle of the city you can wine and dine at a variety of bars and restaurants. Work your way up the hill, taking in the local culture and sampling a variety of refreshments. This is a great place to mix and mingle with everything that makes this city magical.
DAI LONG WAN
One for fans who want to get away from it all – Dai Long Wan is away from the city and a great place to experience a different part of Hong Kong. Hike through the park trails or take a relaxing walk on the beach. The highlight is a speedboat ride back into the city where you can sample some of the great seafood restaurants.
Where is the Stadium?
Hong Kong Stadium is located in So Kon Po on Hong Kong Island, very near Causeway Bay. With a maximum seating capacity of 40,000, it is not surprising that the stadium is renowned for its party-like atmosphere.