As if you needed any more reason to celebrate the great game of sevens in the year where we find out who qualifies to play in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 in the inaugural sevens event, there’s even greater cause to cheer. It’s also the 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong Sevens this month!
We will be there, covering the showcase event in the HSBC Sevens World Series. And to commemorate this epic landmark in March, Rugby World, in association with HSBC, will be presenting an award for the greatest sevens player of all time at the ‘HKRFU 40 Years of Sevens Celebration Dinner’. And what’s more, you lucky punters get to decide the winner!
Simply vote on our poll below for one of the twelve players mentioned there, and the sevens star with the most votes will be presented with an award at the dinner just days before the 40th version of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on 27 March. There are some big names from the world of 15-a-side rugby on this list of 12, but please remember: we want you to pick the best player from the shortened version of rugby. But don’t worry, they are some real crackers…
You can choose from Ben Gollings, scorer of over 2000 points, to current England sevens coach Simon Amor. Or does one of the three Fijians on the list deserve the crown? Waisale Serevi won pretty much everything there was to win in the game with the playmaker regarded by many to be the greatest Sevens players of all time. Marika Vunibaka and Tomasi Cama Snr. also led Fiji to glory, winning Sevens World Cups and Hong Kong Sevens titles respectively. Or do Commonwealth Games gold medalists Karl Tenana, DJ Forbes and Eric Rush earn your vote? You decide.