New Zealand Wins Double Victory at Hong Kong Sevens
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New Zealand Dominates Hong Kong Sevens, Sets Stage for Paris Olympics

New Zealand Dominates Hong Kong Sevens Sets Stage for Paris Olympics Photo by Facebook/Hong Kong Sevens

This year, New Zealand emerged triumphant in both the men's and women's divisions at the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens, showcasing their dominance on the global stage and setting the scene for the upcoming Paris Olympics.

The All Blacks asserted their dominance in the men's final, securing a hard-fought 10-7 victory over France. With a display of exceptional skill and determination, New Zealand defended their title with the first two tries, bringing an exhilarating end to the three-day carnival in the traditional home of the Rugby Sevens.

Meanwhile, the Black Ferns Sevens delivered a commanding performance in the women's final, with an impressive 36-7 triumph over the United States, marking their third consecutive tournament title and propelling them above Australia in the women's world series standings.

For the New Zealand men, the victory marked their 68th tournament title in the world series and underscores their status as a rugby powerhouse. As anticipation builds for the grand showcase of rugby at the Olympics, New Zealand's double victory at the Hong Kong Sevens serves as a compelling prelude to what promises to be an exhilarating event.

This edition wraps up the Hong Kong Sevens run at the iconic Hong Kong stadium, with around 40,000 fans making their way over for the games’ big farewell, showing a sharp spike in both international and local spectators that parallels pre-pandemic levels.

The annual tournament has also been awarded an “M” Mark status by the city’s Major Sports Events Committee as well, reinforcing it’s position as a world-class event that asserts Hong Kong as a premium hub for international sporting events that draws in crowds from all over the world.

With the next stop in the global Sevens series set for Singapore from May 3 to 5, rugby enthusiasts can expect more thrilling action as teams vie for supremacy on the road to the Paris Olympics.

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