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When told I had to cover the Hong Kong Sevens two months after arriving in December 1984, I was over the moon. I had been employed by the “other paper”, which came to Colombo on a recruitment drive – they knew cheap labour could be found in Sri Lanka – and taken on board as a sub-editor on the sports desk.
It was a huge turnaround. As an apprentice reporter in Colombo, my beats were crime and parliament, although one wise old hack told me they were one and the same. Luckily, I had always liked sport. Cricket and rugby were two of the most popular pastimes in Sri Lanka and when the rugby writer left just weeks before the Hong Kong Sevens, the editor threw me in at the deep end.
A year earlier the tournament had moved from its origins at Hong Kong Football Club to the old Government Stadium and a band of Sri Lankans, led by dashing flanker Hisham Abdeen, won the Bowl competition, which was played for the first time. They were coming back and I looked forward to seeing my countrymen win again.
Hopes were dashed, ironically by Hong Kong, who went on to win the Bowl, defeating Papua New Guinea 14-12. Australia won the Cup Championship, beating Public School Wanderers 24-10. But there was some consolation for the vanquished with Les Cusworth being awarded the “best and fairest player”.
Back then things were different. Margaret Thatcher and Zhao Ziyang had just signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration, which stated the British government would hand Hong Kong back to China in 1997. But that date seemed distant, 12 long years away.
The Hong Kong Sevens was then under the chairmanship of Brian Stevenson and had been created with an aim to foster the growth of Asian rugby. Even then you sensed this tournament was ahead of its time. It was special in that there were few events where teams from Australia and New Zealand mingled with sides from Sri Lanka and Thailand.
The cosmopolitan nature would only grow and enhance its reputation. As usual it took time for the establishment to realise the Hong Kong Sevens was a game-changer.
The Home Unions didn’t sent representative sides for a long time and deigned to grace the occasion with select teams like the Penguins, the Irish Wolfhounds and Barbarians. The Wolfhounds always arrived in Hong Kong still celebrating St Patrick’s Day and reeking of the good stuff – in the old days we had to go to the airport to get stories.
England were the last to embrace the winds of change. The RFU had stood steadfast and refused to send a representative side until 1995.
Hong Kong had won the right to host the second Sevens World Cup in 1997, and England knew they had no choice but to come to the Hong Kong Sevens to see what to expect when they mounted the defence of their World Cup title – won in 1993 at Murrayfield. All was in vain because of Fiji and Waisale Serevi.