Hong Kong Sevens

Discussion in 'IRB Sevens, World Cup & Premiership 7s' started by willie john, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. willie john

    willie john Guest

    Very disappointed once again that Ireland will not be sending a team to this year´s Hong Kong Sevens. It must be 8 years since the Emerald Isle was represented at THE tournament of the IRB SEVENS SERIES. When you look at the success England have had there in recent years and what it has done for their development side, it seems absolutely ludicrous that Ireland dont get their act together and join this circuit. Considering the Hong Kong Sevens is such a party from the first whistle on Friday afternoon til the last on Sunday evening, and with us Irish being renowned for enjoying the odd tipple, you would have thought the powers that be would at least send some form of a team to what is surely the main event of the IRB SEVENS series. I was in Dubai at the beginning of December, and that tournament seems to be quickly catching the Hong Kong equivalent in terms of popularity. It was completely sold out in advance, but I managed to secure tickets at a very reasonable price from a company called MANCUNIAN TICKETS (you can find them at www.mancuniantickets.com).
    30000 fans, 75% of which were bleary-eyed by the final whistle watched 2 days of spectacular rugby in the desert. New Zealand beat Fiji in a thrilling final, but the standard of the rugby over the 2 days, especially from the so-called minnows, was a joy to watch, not to mention the party that was going on on the sidelines. I am very much looking forward to the 2008 Hong Kong Sevens, Mancunian Tickets have taken care of our tickets again, and although there will be no Irish team, I shall indulge myself and enjoy the rugby.

    Willie John
     
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  3. Jaxxmale

    Jaxxmale Guest

    The sevens style of play just doesn't suit some nations, so that's prob why the paddys didnt send anyone
     
  4. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest



    This is shameless advertising for Mancunian tickets. Shouldn't users like that be removed?
     
  5. danny

    danny Guest



    This is shameless advertising for Mancunian tickets. Shouldn't users like that be removed?
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    Ithink that is a little unfair as i have used MANCUNIAN tickets in the past and found them to be an exellent company who provide an amazing service at incredibly cost effective prices. What commission do I get? :D
     
  6. mr_fenda

    mr_fenda Guest

    Went to Hong Kong sevens last year and it is one of the best rugby trips ive been on by far.Im sure you will enjoy even tho the Irish have not sent a team there.
     
  7. polonius

    polonius Guest

    It has been years since I last went to the HK Sevens - sometime in the early 90s.

    Are the Australians still roundly booed and jeered by every non-Aussie in the stadium?
     
  8. speedysalmon

    speedysalmon Guest

    Why didnt ireland send a team, i would ahve a thought thay would have a chance of winning
     
  9. mr_fenda

    mr_fenda Guest

    Not so much the Australians.The French on the other were giving a "Stand up if you hate the French" every time they took the field.
     
  10. fiji rugger

    fiji rugger Guest

    I hope to one day make it to hong kong for the 7s.. if i do, Fiji better be the cup final winner... our team has been hopeless of late
     




  11. Dont worry bra.. Savou is gonna make up for these last couple of legs. Our marquee players are becoming available. The 12 man squad will be named on March 8th New Zealand BETTER be ready. The Team I would put up is



    Semisi Naevo

    Mosese Volavola

    William Ryder

    Lepani Nabuliwaqa

    Waisale Serevi

    Emosi Vucago

    Taniela Rawaqa

    Marika Vunibaka

    Vilimoni Delasau

    Peni Rokodivi

    Nausoni Roko

    Viliame Satala
     
  12. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest



    How in the world is a 50+ year old prison warden and part-time sports commentator gonna help us???
     
  13. helloehello

    helloehello Guest

    I went to the HK7s last year but I couldn't get tickets there so had to watch it in a bar!
     
  14. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    The Fiji team to HK has been named with a lot of experience players back..



    Fiji:

    Semisi Naevo, Mosese Volavola, Marika Vunibaka, Viliame Maya, Epeli Vuniwaqa, Setefano Cakau, Lepani Nabuliwaqa, Emosi Vucago, William Ryder, Nasoni Roko, Tomasi Mawi, Iliavi Satala, Ratunaisa Narukutabua*, Timoci Matanavou* & Jone Kuruduadua*.

    * denotes new players.
     
  15. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest



    Semisi Naevo has withdrawn from the team due to injury...the final 12-member squad was named last weekend..

    Mosese Volavola, Marika Vunibaka, Viliame Maya, Setefano Cakau, Lepani Nabuliwaqa, Emosi Vucago, William Ryder, Nasoni Roko, Tomasi Mawi, Ratunaisa Narukutabua*, Timoci Matanavou* & Jone Kuruduadua*.
    Non-Travelling Reserves: Epeli Vuniwaqa & Iliavi Satala. A third player will be added to the list to replace Naevo.
     
  16. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    NZ 7s Squad:



    Tomasi Cama, Edwin Cocker, DJ Forbes [C], Nigel Hunt, Solomon King, Zar Lawrence, Lote Raikabula, Rene Ranger, Chad Tuoro*, Nafi Tuitavake*, Victor Vito, Steven Yates



    NB: * denotes new players.
     
  17. noikz

    noikz Guest

  18. mjj

    mjj Guest

    Fiji are insane!
    i've been watching them play 7's since i first heard of rugby
     
  19. Boggle

    Boggle Guest

    Fiji is like the prince of sevens, it's like they were born and built for the game, but if they're the prince NZ is the king.



    Simply unstoppable.

    We're there and there abouts, this season we seem to be the only team realistically -trying- to match NZ, but they're in a class of their own this year.
     
  20. candybum

    candybum Guest

    Class! they are awesome! the mentality and physicalilty of NZ are so awesome! Tietjens is truely an amazing coach. They were so impressive against Fiji, totally outclassed them! NZ Champions of 07/08! :cheers: Chee boh
     
  21. toutai

    toutai Guest




    congratz

    really awesome.


    arg lost the plate in the final.. :wall:
     
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