The Hong Kong Sevens is considered the premier tournament on the World Rugby Sevens Series competition. Check out 2022 prize money here.
Hong Kong Sevens 2022 : Prize money | Fixtures
The Hong Kong Sevens is currently the seventh tournament on the World Series calendar (following the Canada Sevens), and is held annually in Hong Kong on a weekend in late March or early April.
|No. of teams||28 (since 2013)|
|Most titles||Fiji (19 titles)|
The tournament spans three days, beginning on a Friday and concluding on Sunday. The tournament is organised each year by the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU).
The latest Hong Kong Rugby Sevens was originally due to be held on Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 April 2020, but was postponed, and then later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hong Kong Sevens 2022 Prize money
The Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens returned on Friday, after three and a half years away.
The first major sporting event Hong Kong has held since the start of the pandemic will look to provide a litmus test for the city going forward.
Total value of the prize: AUD$7,661 plus taxes. Taxes are approximately $395 per person, are calculated at the time of booking and are payable by the prize winner before tickets are issued.
There was relief – and nerves – in equal measure, with a heavy police presence watching on in So Kon Po as fans filed into Hong Kong Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Around 30,000 people were expected to watch the day’s action, with the venue limited to 35,000 capacity because of Covid-19 restrictions.
Fans were also required to wear masks when not eating or drinking, and to sit in groups no larger than 12, with officials and staff members walking through the stands and concourses enforcing the rules.
There were eight matches in total on day 1, with Samoa causing the biggest shock against New Zealand, though Hong Kong were hopelessly outmatched against Australia.
Gates open at 1.30pm on Friday as the Sevens gets under way at Hong Kong Stadium.
There will be stadium entertainment from the off, and again halfway through the proceedings – at 5.12pm, if you want to be precise.
Matches kick off at 3.40pm, with highlights including Fiji v Japan, New Zealand v Samoa and France v Great Britain.
Friday’s full fixtures
- Ireland v Kenya: 3.40pm
- Argentina v Canada: 4.40pm
- USA v Spain: 4.28pm
- Fiji v Japan: 4.52pm
- France v Great Britain: 5.37pm
- South Africa v Uruguay: 6.05pm
- New Zealand v Samoa: 6.35pm
- Australia v Hong Kong: 7.03pm
Hong Kong Stadium will have an 85 per cent cap on its 40,000 capacity, imposed by the city’s government, allowing up to 34,000 to attend.
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