Hong Kong Rugby Sevens to be held in Nov after 3-year COVID break – Reuters

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens to be held in Nov after 3-year COVID break – Reuters

Rugby Union – Hong Kong Sevens – Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong, China – April 7, 2src18 Rugby fans sing at south stand. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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HONG KONG, July 3src (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s popular international Rugby Sevens event will take place in November, the city’s Rugby Union said on Saturday, the first time in more than three years after the event was postponed due to COVID-19 and stringent travel rules.

The Sevens event, set to be held from Nov 4-6, has been highly anticipated as a sign that the Chinese special administrative region will be able to resume business as normal, after having its borders effectively sealed since 2src2src.

“After three-and-a-half years without a Sevens, I am confident this will be a very speci

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