21st February 04:29 AM
Hong Kong 7s and Singapore 7s to be held in October due to coronavirus
By Vijay Narayan and Semi Turaga
Thursday 13/02/2020
The famous Hong Kong Stadium thats hosts the Hong Kong 7s every year. [image Sporting Tour]

The Hong Kong and Singapore 7s tournaments are set to be postponed due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, and an official announcement is expected to be made by World Rugby later this evening.

Fijivillage has received information that the Hong Kong Kong 7s which was supposed to be held from April 3rd to 6th is now likely to be held from October 10th this year while the Singapore 7s which was supposed to be held on the 11th and 12th of April is likely to be held from the 17th of October this year.

Hong Kong Rugby Union chief executive Robbie McRobbie said they will make an announcement with World Rugby on what they intend to do.

The Fiji Rugby Union is awaiting the final confirmation on this as discussions were underway to have the two tournaments postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The South China Morning Post is reporting the prestigious Hong Kong 7s Tournament, which hosts 40,000 people each day, has been shelved for six months due to on-going health fears in the city.

The Hong Kong 7s has run every year since 1976 and was due to host its 45th event.

The South China Morning Post reports the event would likely be postponed until October.

Latest reports show China has 44,653 coronavirus cases and 1,113 confirmed deaths.

Hong Kong has 50 cases and one death; Singapore 50 cases.

Fiji is the defending champion of the Hong Kong tournament.

They have won it for a record 5 times in a row.

Stay with us for updates and the World Rugby announcement.

[Source: South China

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