The Springbok Sevens team is currently in Potchefstroom where they are preparing for the next leg of the 2011 HSBC Sevens World Series: Hong Kong next week, followed by Adelaide the following weekend.
Coach Paul Treu, the prolific Tweeter (Twitterer?!) that he is, posted the following on the short-message service earlier today:
Perfect weather in Potch. Wet and heavy fields, very similar to Hong Kong. Adelaide quick surface, B-field here ideal. Best of both
The Hong Kong Stadium is traditionally heavy underfoot (even in dry conditions) which can be exacerbated should it rain.
The Adelaide Oval, on the other hand, is of course a cricket pitch which makes for a rather hard, fast pitch.
Paul’s Tweet made me think of the weather forecast for Hong Kong over Sevens Weekend. A quick Google-search revealed that scattered showers are predicted for the second day of the world’s most popular Sevens tournament.
This being my fourth Hong Kong Sevens, I’m looking forward to a wee bit of rain on the Saturday.
Nothing like a bit of moisture to cool down the longest game-day, especially for the mad lot on the South Stand!
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