3-31-2006 – Women’s Hong Kong Sevens Update
HONG KONG – On Friday the USA Rugby Women’s Sevens National Team dominated pool play here at the Women’s Hong Kong Sevens at the Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley Friday, blanking Thailand (50-0), Guam (55-0) and Singapore (50-0).
Saturday, Australia shutout the Women Eagles 15-0 in the semifinals, denying the Americans the right to advance to the Cup Final.
Recaps* say the score was 0-0 for the first 10 minutes, before the Aussies wheeled a scrum near the US zone for a short scoring run. Australia then cherrypicked a pass for their second try (which some thought was offsides, but was not called). A third try by the gals from Down Under sealed the win and the Aussies moved on to lose to the New Zealand Black Ferns, 24-12, in the final.
On the men’s side, the US Men fell to Canada early on and struggled in losses to eventual HK7s winner England, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.
And out in the audience of the Hong Kong Sevens, it seems that Brokeback Mountain was a popular theme for dressing up this year. There were also penguins with devil horns.
Image: Taipai Times, “Two spectators at the Hong Kong Sevens Rugby tournament wear outfits inspired by the gay romance Brokeback Mountain yesterday.” PHOTO: AP
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