The Qantas Australian Men's side got their Hong Kong Sevens campaign off to the ideal start tonight by seeing off the challenge of a dogged Portuguese outfit (33-5).
The Hong Kong Sevens tournament was first played in 1976, with 12 teams competing in front of a small crowd of 3,000 people at the HK Football Club.
This weekend will be the 40th Hong Kong Sevens and to celebrate the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union have named the best seven players to have played at the prestigious tournament.
Jesse Parahi is not one for personal accolades. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the team-orientated forward had little idea that he would win his 30th World Series cap at the jewel in the World Series crown - the Hong Kong Sevens.
Rugby Sevens will make its Olympic Games debut on 6 August, 2016 after the Rio 2016 Organising Committee released the daily competition schedule to mark 500 days to go.
For all of the parties in the week leading up to - and during - the Hong Kong Sevens, one could be forgiven for forgetting that the tournament is steeped in history.
The first Olympic Games in South America are now only 500 days away and the prospect of representing Australia in Rio de Janeiro is what drives athletes all around the country every day in training.
Former Queensland Reds Elite Development flanker Brad Wilkin is set for his World Series debut after being named in Geraint John's Qantas Australian Men's Sevens squad for the iconic Hong Kong tournament next weekend (27-29 March).
RugbyWA, in conjunction with the Australian Rugby Union, is set to
host the very first girls’ Rugby competition in Western Australia for players
(13-18 years of age).
The Australian Rugby Union has named its extended Boy's and Girl's Rugby Sevens training squads ahead of September's Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.