Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rugby Sevens 2009

One of the biggest events in Hong Kong is the Rugby Sevens. By way of background (thanks again to wikipedia):

Rugby sevens was initially conceived by Ned Haig, a butcher from Melrose, Scotland as a fund-raising event for his local club in 1883. The first ever sevens match was played at the Greenyards. The first ever officially sanctioned international tournament occurred at Murrayfield as part of the "Scottish Rugby Union's celebration of rugby" centenary celebrations in 1973. Due to the success of the format, the ongoing Hong Kong Sevens was launched three years later. In 1993, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, in which the Melrose Cup is contested, was launched. Three of the best known sevens competitions are the Hong Kong Sevens, Wellington Sevens, and the Dubai Sevens which now make up parts of the IRB Sevens World Series.

Now that you are adequately educated,see pics below!

Game Time!

Pre-Game Warm-Up

Kenyan Team - Quite Good and a Treat to Look at Too!

And now . . . some of our new friends

This young man got his hat from the Deutsche Bank box - braids and all!

The Littlest Guinness Drinker


Cool Dudes

What a Vision - made us wish it was Xmas everyday! And we saw them ordering KFC!

And Finally, Words to Live By!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics. Looks like everyone has a lot of fun. However I found the chicken man and his "don't choke" message difficult to contextualize.
Love, Matt's dad