Rugby Legends Tackle Cancer: GFI HKFC 10s 2019
The GFI HKFC 10s 2019, has just announced a special Rugby Legends Tackle Cancer match will take place on Thursday 4th April (the final day of the two-day tournament) during the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens week.
The exhibition match will feature several well known-rugby names and the aim is to raise money for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, the official charity of this year’s GFI HKFC 10s.
The match will be a 10-a-side touch rugby game “with each team mixing current and former rugby stars with amateurs, and will kick off at 3:50 pm, ahead of the two Cup semi-finals. The money will be raised by sponsorship, participation and on-site donations” said the press release.
Which rugby legends will be playing?
Former and some current sevens rugby stars and capped international XVs rugby players will be participating.
- Australia – David Campese (3rd-highest test try scorer of all time)
- Australia – Justin Harrison (2003 Rugby World Cup finalist)
- England – Andy Goode (Premiership’s 2nd highest scorer of all time)
- England – Tom Varndell (Premiership’s all-time leading try-scorer; South China Tigers)
- England – Rob Vickerman (former England 7s captain)
- England – Ben Gollings (Sevens Series’ all-time leading points scorer)
- Fiji – Sam Viriviri (2014 Series Sevens Player of the Year)
- Scotland- Jim Hamilton (63 caps for Scotland)
- New Zealand – Terry Wright (Rugby World Cup winning-fullback)
- New Zealand – Dj Forbes (6x World Rugby Sevens Series winner)
GFI HKFC 10s
Founded in 1986, the GFI HKFC 10s is held annually at Hong Kong Football Club on the Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the Hong Kong Sevens.
Gareth Wilde, Chairman of the tournament’s Organising Committee, said: “The GFI HKFC 10s has always featured great players and many legends watching in the stands because of its place in Hong Kong’s rugby week.”
“We had been thinking of creative ways to raise money for our official charity, the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, and the idea of an exhibition match proved very popular with the players we approached. So far, I’m very happy with the quality of players who have confirmed and we expect to announce a few more, as they all seem happy to help such a great cause.”