The Spanish men’s rugby seven team finishes eighth in the Hong Kong World Series

The ‘Leonas’ finish eleventh


The Spanish men’s rugby sevens team finished in eighth position in the HSBS SVNS Series in Hong Kong (China), sixth and penultimate event of the World Series, while the women’s team finished eleventh.

In their farewell, the ‘Lions’ signed a tight defeat against the United States (17-19), eighth ranked on the circuit and direct rival for permanence. Paco Hernández’s team started scoring, but the individuality of the Americans made the difference and turned the score around. The Spanish essays were the work of Edu López and Alejandro Laforga.

Meanwhile, the ‘Lionesses’ finished with a victory against South Africa (17-14). Those led by Alberto Socías and María Ribera scored from the start and since then they have always been ahead of the Africans. Lide Erbina, Paula Requena and Olivia Fresneda did the Spanish rehearsals.

In the general classification, the ‘Lionesses’ have once again added one point and remain in last position, while the ‘Lioness’, who have achieved six points thanks to their eighth position, remain in tenth place but have dropped four points. units Great Britain, ninth; In the absence of a single series, they are 11 points away from the eighth place that grants salvation and that the United States maintains.

From May 3 to 5, Spain will return to action in Singapore, the last series prior to Madrid, where from May 31 to June 2 the elite of the Olympic discipline will meet the new winner of the circuit and the teams that promote or retain the title. position in the HSBC SVNS Series.