April is rugby month in Hong Kong, thanks to the excitement around the city’s biggest sporting event, the Hong Kong Sevens (April 8-10). This year you can expect some seriously good rugby action, as countries will be sending their top teams ahead of the sport’s entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics. Didn’t get your tickets this year? You’re in luck, as there are plenty of fun satellite games and parties taking place around the main event. Let’s go Hong Kong!
Hong Kong Sevens Kickoff Concert
Featuring David Hasselhoff, The Proclaimers and ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again.
Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Rd., So Kon Po (opposite Hong Kong Stadium). $199 from ticketflap.com.
An important pre-rio warm-up for our local women’s squad and the longest-running women’s Sevens tournament in the world.
Free. King’s Park (Apr 7) and Hong Kong Football Club (Apr 8). Final will be held
at Hong Kong Stadium on Friday 8.
GFI HKFC 10s
Invitational tournament of local and international rugby clubs. This one’s for serious rugby fans.
April 6-7, Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Rd., Happy Valley
$150 both days; $100 one day; $250 after party (including beer and wine) from ticketflap.com. Tickets also available on the door.
HSBC Sevens Village
Didn’t score tickets to the game? Catch the action on big screens just opposite the stadium. Food stalls, games and family fun for all.
Free. Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Rd., So Kon Po.