Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mexico to compete at 2011 Hong Kong Sevens

For the first time ever, Mexico´s Sevens team will compete on the biggest Sevens stage of them all - the Hong Kong Sevens. Mexico´s team, nick-named Los Serpientes, are one of four countries from the Americas who will play in the event. The inclusion of Mexico is a further indication of the growth of rugby in the Americas as the region continues to produce more competitive sides with regularity. The inclusion of Mexico marks the first time since 2006 that a debutant team will have competed. Spain and Malaysia are the other sides added but they have both participated in previous editions of the Hong Kong sevens.

The 2011 Pan American Games will be held in the second largest Mexican city, Guadalajara and the IRB considers Mexico´s participation in this years Hong Kong Sevens as being excellent preperation. The event will run over a three day period from March 25-27 at the 40,000 seater Hong Kong rugby stadium which has already been sold out in huge anticipation. Mexico will join Canada and the USA to give North American this sides while South America´s powerhouse, Argentina will fly the colours of South America.

The 24 participants: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, England, Fiji, Francia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, USA, Tonga, Wales and Zimbabwe.

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