Sunday, March 27, 2011
Korea rugby sevens continues miserable run in Hong Kong
After last years drubbing, Korea may have gone into this years Hong Kong Sevens with a better feeling...buoyed by their wins in Shanghai and runners up in Malaysia but it was not to be....the closest they got to avoiding a spanking was a still one-sided loss to Zimbabwe in the Shield semi final. Kim Won-Young continues to be the best player but honestly, the team did not look fit or fast enough to challenge anyone. They probably ended with a slightly better record than newcomers Mexico but that is hardly something to write home about. Meanwhile, here is how they go about getting serious on rugby in the US http://www.economist.com/node/18070557 Why don't Korea start with a clean slate? Perhaps one glimmer of good news was that the minister for culture tourism and sport was in attendance, perhaps more interested in gathering support for the third attempt to host the winter Olympics than the rugby...but at least he has now seen how the passion of rugby can take over even a big city like Hong Kong....dream on, Seoul!