Fiji, the Hong Kong 7s defending champion for the past five years, is in a tough pool next week at So Kon Po.
The Ben Gollings-coached world 7s champion faces Japan, United States (US), and Spain in Pool C in the return of the mecca of global annual 7s tournaments from November 4-6 – next weekend.
Fiji Airways men’s 7s team assistant coach Viliame Satala earlier told The Fiji Times that the focus was to win the coveted silverware to add onto the World Cup Sevens Trophy or the Melrose Cup which they won in South Africa.
Over 30,000 rugby fans, including 25,000 ticket buyers, will be welcoming the first Hong Kong Sevens since 2019 on Friday.
In a statement yesterday, the Hong Kong Rugby Union announced the latest ticket sales and attendance figures one week out from the 2022 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, confirming that over 30,000 fans will be present for the kickoff.
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Fiji 7s squad for Hong Kong 7s expected to be named today
The Fiji Airways Men’s national 7s squad to Hong Kong is expected to be named today.
Coach Ben Gollings is expected to name most of his World Cup-winning players.
Last week, he watched Waisea Nacuqu, Josefa Talacolo, Filipe Sauturaga, Filipo Bukayaro and Jerry Matana help Police Blue win the Rewa Fun Flavour Super Sevens Series.
Other players who played for their clubs including Sevuloni Mocenacagi for Ratu Filise, Josua Vakurunabili for Wardens while Vuiviyawa Naduvalo featured for Fire Rugby.
Fiji is pooled with Japan, Spain and USA.
The Hong Kong 7s will be held from next Friday to Sunday.