Hong Kong, China, February 13, 2020: The Hong Kong Rugby Union and World Rugby have announced the rescheduling of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens to October 16-18, 2020.
The move is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the ensuing travel and logistical challenges that meant organisers could no longer guarantee to host the event in April without disruption.
When offered the opportunity of an exciting new slot later in the year by World Rugby, the HKRU felt it was in the best interests of the tournament, the teams and, most importantly, the fans to reschedule the “World’s Greatest Rugby Party” to October 16-18.
All tickets already purchased will be honoured for the event later in the year; the fans who have entered the Sevens public ticket ballot will automatically be entered into the new draw for October.
“To all our loyal fans, we thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you all to the 45th edition of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens this October,” said a statement from the Hong Kong Rugby Union.
For further information, please visit www.hksevens.com