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The Hong Kong Sevens is contested annually as part of the IRB Sevens World Series for international rugby sevens (seven-a-side version of rugby union). The 2008 competition, which took place between March 28 and March 30 in Hong Kong, was the fifth Cup trophy in the 2007-08 IRB Sevens World Series and was won by New Zealand. The winners extended their all-time IRB Sevens record for consecutive match wins to 42 while claiming their fifth Cup win of the season and seventh in a row overall.[1]

Pool stagesEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 330013512+1239
Flag of United States.png United States 32017185-147
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia 31028769+185
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei 300327154-1273
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008 Flag of United States.png United States 26 - 21 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia
March 28, 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 50 - 5 Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei
March 29, 2008 Flag of United States.png United States 38 - 17 Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei
March 29, 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 38 - 0 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia
March 29, 2008 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia 66 - 5 Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei
March 29, 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 47 - 7 Flag of United States.png United States

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of England.png England 33007824+549
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 32017626+507
Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 31027760+175
Flag of Sri Lanka.png Sri Lanka 300314135-1213
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 35 - 7 Flag of Sri Lanka.png Sri Lanka
March 28, 2008 Flag of England.png England 24 - 12 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
March 29, 2008 Flag of England.png England 47 - 7 Flag of Sri Lanka.png Sri Lanka
March 29, 2008 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 36 - 12 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
March 29, 2008 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 53 - 0 Flag of Sri Lanka.png Sri Lanka
March 29, 2008 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 5 - 7 Flag of England.png England

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 330010721+869
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 32016624+427
Flag of Russia.png Russia 31022493-695
Flag of Japan.png Japan 30032483-593
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 40 - 7 Flag of Japan.png Japan
March 28, 2008 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 33 - 0 Flag of Russia.png Russia
March 29, 2008 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 19 - 5 Flag of Japan.png Japan
March 29, 2008 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 48 - 0 Flag of Russia.png Russia
March 29, 2008 Flag of Russia.png Russia 24 - 12 Flag of Japan.png Japan
March 29, 2008 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 19 - 14 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 33009921+789
Flag of Wales.png Wales 32016820+487
Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe 31023581-465
Flag of South Korea.png South Korea 30031797-803
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 42 - 7 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea
March 28, 2008 Flag of Wales.png Wales 34 - 0 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe
March 29, 2008 Flag of Wales.png Wales 34 - 5 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea
March 29, 2008 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 42 - 14 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe
March 29, 2008 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe 21 - 5 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea
March 29, 2008 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 15 - 0 Flag of Wales.png Wales

Pool EEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 33008514+719
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 31024538+75
Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal 31024755-85
Flag of China.png China 31022999-705
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 47 - 0 Flag of China.png China
March 28, 2008 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 26 - 0 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal
March 29, 2008 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 12 - 19 Flag of China.png China
March 29, 2008 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 19 - 7 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal
March 29, 2008 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal 40 - 10 Flag of China.png China
March 29, 2008 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 19 - 7 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland

Pool FEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of Australia.png Australia 33005839+199
Flag of France.png France 31115445+96
Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 31027843+355
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 301238101-634
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008 Flag of Australia.png Australia 24 - 12 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong
March 28, 2008 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 7 - 21 Flag of France.png France
March 29, 2008 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 56 - 5 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong
March 29, 2008 Flag of Australia.png Australia 17 - 12 Flag of France.png France
March 29, 2008 Flag of France.png France 21 - 21 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong
March 29, 2008 Flag of Australia.png Australia 17 - 15 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga

KnockoutEdit

BowlEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
March 30 - Hong Kong        
 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe  26
March 30 - Hong Kong
 Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei  7  
 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe  35
March 30 - Hong Kong
     Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong  7  
 Flag of Japan.png Japan  14
March 30 - Hong Kong
 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong  19  
 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe  14
March 30 - Hong Kong    
   Flag of Russia.png Russia  19
 Flag of China.png China  5
March 30 - Hong Kong
 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea  12  
 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea  5
March 30 - Hong Kong
     Flag of Russia.png Russia  19  
 Flag of Sri Lanka.png Sri Lanka  10
 Flag of Russia.png Russia  35  
 

PlateEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
March 30 - Hong Kong        
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  7
March 30 - Hong Kong
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  5  
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  19
March 30 - Hong Kong
     Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  12  
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  26
March 30 - Hong Kong
 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  17  
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  14
March 30 - Hong Kong    
   Flag of France.png France  17
 Flag of France.png France  12
March 30 - Hong Kong
 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia  7  
 Flag of France.png France  36
March 30 - Hong Kong
     Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  5  
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  24
 Flag of United States.png United States  21  
 

CupEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
March 30 - Hong Kong        
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  26
March 30 - Hong Kong
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  7  
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  34
March 30 - Hong Kong
     Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  0  
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  0
March 30 - Hong Kong
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  10  
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  26
March 30 - Hong Kong    
   Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  12
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  19
March 30 - Hong Kong
 Flag of Australia.png Australia  14  
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  12
March 30 - Hong Kong
     Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  10  
 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  17
 Flag of England.png England  12  
 

SponsorsEdit

The tournament's co-title sponsors were Cathay Pacific and Credit Suisse.

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

V T E Hong Kong Sevens
Men Sevens 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014

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