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What does the Hong Kong Sevens have to do with Hongkong

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Explains its popularity in France.
    Speaking of which - why did Cricket become popular in the subcontinent but Football & Rugby did not ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Speaking of which - why did Cricket become popular in the subcontinent but Football & Rugby did not ?
    Because of the lack of a cow diet. It's hard to get beefcakes that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Speaking of which - why did Cricket become popular in the subcontinent but Football & Rugby did not ?
    Cricket is a summer sport in the UK and therefore more suitable for playing in hot countries. There's a lot less running around than in football and rugby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Explains its popularity in France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Speaking of which - why did Cricket become popular in the subcontinent but Football & Rugby did not ?
    There's a reason that football and rugby are winter games...try playing either in the tropics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokfooLamin:
    Having said that, the stands were EMPTY on Friday and Saturday after 5. I don't care if all the tix were sold, etc....I have the photos to prove it. The city needs to bring in a lottery scheme on a massive scale to GIVE tickets away for Friday and Saturday admission after 5 PM. It's true that the locals feel shut-out and that generates a lot of anger and resentment. I had one local friend actually cheering for Germany against HK because she said the HK team 'did not represent the people here'. I think she meant they did not look Chinese (though most of the 7s team were born here....unfortunately not eligible for Citizenship due to the Chinese racial blood laws in Article 9)......she was literally rooting against HK. If locals were made to feel more included, such as a mass ticket giveaway late Friday, Saturday...and being taught the details of Article 9.....they would be more positive about the 7s.
    When i was on exchange in HK University ages ago, it was free on Friday evenings for students with student ID. Is that still happening?

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