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The Magnificent 7’s in 2013!

Firmly established as one of the most spectacular, exotic, well organized rugby events of its kind in the World, the Cathay Pacific Airways and HSBC 2013 Hong Kong Sevens steam rolls into Hong Kong from Friday, March 22, to Sunday, March 24th 2013 at the magnificent Hong Kong Stadium, and the recruitment consultants and other staff at Maxim Recruitment are getting very excited!

This year’s event will be the 38th edition of the tournament and anticipated to be the biggest and the best so far. 28 teams are taking part, fielding some of the world's greatest rugby players, and a total of 120,000 spectators from every corner of the globe are expected over this three day festival.

Fast and furious rugby action is guaranteed and the action at the Hong Kong stadium is merely the epicenter of what morphs into a 3 day carnival infecting the whole city.
For the uninitiated, Sevens is a cut-down, speeded up version of traditional rugby. Far quicker, higher scoring and fewer rules make for a much faster-paced, exciting game. Sevens great appeal lies in the opportunities to watch top players showcase their running and handling skills with no distractions.

On the field, the teams will be battling it out for victory in four, thrill-a-minute competitions for the Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield. In the stands, it will be one huge, non-stop party as the rugby fraternity sing, dance and toast this utterly unique game.

New Zealand is currently in first place in the HSBC Sevens World Series (SWS) with 60 points followed by France on 46 points, Fiji with 44 points and South Africa on 41 points. The perennial power house of England, who have won four titles in Hong Kong have it all do, lying uncharacteristically in 13th place. They’ll be intent on settling a score or two in front of their highly supportive audiences at the Hong Kong Stadium.

The HK 7’s event continues to be a huge awareness campaign for sports and tourism, as the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union gets to drum up support for local grass roots rugby development. The event brought in $$$ millions from the 25,000-odd overseas spectators alone last year. That’s without counting the locals' spending, so all this makes Hong Kong business owners true fans of the event too!

If you are looking to pick up a construction job in Hong Kong during your 7's visit, please send us an updated CV via the website in good time & confirm your arrival and departure dates into and out of Hong Kong. We'd be happy to meet you for a chat (& maybe a beer!) & may be able to get you connected to the right people either formally or informally during your visit. 

Hope to see you there!

Richard Poulter

 

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