Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens: The South Stand

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The Hong Kong Sevens is considered the world's best rugby sevens tournament, but it is much more than that.

For three days every March, as the best teams in the world compete to conquer one of rugby's most coveted trophies, a boisterous crowd in costumes goes totally wild in their support. This is particularly true at the infamous South Stand, a sold-out party where rugby marries carnival. Hong Kong's craziest annual event.

Don't be fooled by people in their costumes peacefully drinking their beers (guys) or Pimm's (gals) on Friday, at the beginning of the tournament. By Saturday morning those beers and Pimm's will be flying around, the boldest (drunkest) fans will try to jump naked to the pitch and the whole South Stand will be on fire, a boiling pot ready to explode in a thousand colors.

"Abandon all hope, ye who enter".

More photos of the Hong Kong Sevens in my website.

© nacho hernandez, all rights reserved
© nacho hernandez, all rights reserved


  1. Qué jolgorio! Ahora bien la cita dantesca, no sé, no sé...

    Tengo en mente lo de Sudáfrica, te diré algo porque les preguntaré a los Tobar, que saben.

  2. Era por darle un poco más de dramatismo ...

    Ya me dirás si averiguas algo, gracias. A ver si conseguimos seguir con el proyecto por allí abajo.