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UB40 live

Famous British band UB40 performed in Hong Kong on Thursday night as part of the entertainment for rugby fans and people of Hong Kong. The concert known as the Cathay Pacific/Hong Kong Sevens Kick Off Concert was held at the Queen Elizaberth Stadium in Wan Chai. Founding members of the UB40 band Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue were part of concert. Campbell, Astro and Mickey along with their incredible eight-piece reggae band reminded fans of the huge success of the iconic Birmingham reggae troupe, with a mixture of old classics and their latest takes on the genre.

Top brass arrive

The top brass at Fiji Rugby House arrived in Hong Kong for the biggest sevens tournament in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Chairperson Francis Kean and chief executive officer John O’Connor arrived on Thursday afternoon and were present to hand over the jerseys to the team yesterday afternoon. The duo were also present at the launch of Waisale Serevi’s book Waisale Serevi The King of Sevens.

Fans pour in

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s fans have started to arrive at the mecca of sevens from all over the world to support our campaign to win our fourth Hong Kong 7s title. Former Fiji journalist Gabby Abariga was also in Hong Kong from Dubai where he is now based. Abariga said he had been following the team around during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

North stand

THE famous North Stand at the Hong Kong Stadium slowly started to fill out as the men’s and women’s qualifying games kicked off the opening day of the HSBC 2018 Hong Kong 7s. The light rain that slowly began to fall at the stadium failed to dampen the spirits of the drunks enjoying the game from their wet seats. The North Stand is always filled to capacity on the final two days of the tournament.

Support grows

Former Fiji Rugby Union marketing manager Charlie Charters and former Fiji Bati manager and rugby columnist Culden Kamea were also in support during the launch of Waisale Serevi’s book in Hong Kong yesterday. Charters, who is based in London, is working in Hong Kong, while Kamea is in Hong Kong with his wife to watch our boys try and create history this weekend.

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