The action at Hong Kong Stadium is merely the epicentre of what morphs into a week-long festival of Rugby that sees the entire city celebrate. Since its humble beginnings in 1976 as a way to boost rugby’s presence in Asia, the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens (7-9 April 2017) has grown into one of the biggest rugby events on the international sporting calendar. Teams from the world’s top rugby nations compete in fast and hard hitting 15-minute matches in front of 40,000 spectators. The famed South Stand Madness of the Hong Kong Stadium is also a sight to behold in between the rugby action. The 1 & 2 April welcomes Hong Kong’s biggest beach festival, with rugby, netball, football and dodgeball matches all day from 8:00am – 7:00pm. Then on the 5 & 6 it’s the world’s leading annual 10-a-side rugby tournament, the GFI HKFC 10s at Hong Kong Football Club.