08 Apr 13
Anna Healy Fenton
After the outstanding success of the inclusion of the qualification tournament for HSBC Sevens World Series' (HSBC SWS) core team status held last year in Hong Kong, the world-famous Hong Kong Sevens has again been trusted by the IRB with playing a formative role in determining future core teams on the World Series.
Reinforcing its customary role as the largest and most international of HSBC SWS events, Hong Kong will host a 28-team tournament in 2013 for the first time in the event's 38-year history.
28 teams will take part in the Hong Kong Sevens separated into two separate competitions. This will see a 16 team main competition, involving the 15 core teams and Asian Sevens Series winners Hong Kong, played alongside a 12-team pre-qualification tournament.