2023 Commonwealth Bank Rugby Sevens Lunch

Hong Kong's iconic Rugby Sevens is back!

2023 Commonwealth Bank Rugby Sevens Lunch

Hong Kong's iconic Rugby Sevens is back!

AustCham is thrilled to invite you to join the AustCham Hong Kong, Commonwealth Bank Rugby Sevens Lunch, set to return on Thursday, 30 March 2023. The event will feature Australian players from Hong Kong Seven's reigning champions from the Men's team and 2022 Series champions from the Women's team, as well as legend of Australian rugby, Matt Giteau. This is Matt's first public appearance since his official retirement from rugby in February this year. 

Matt Giteau is regarded as one of the most talented players of his generation, and one the most influential players in Australian Rugby in the 21st century. He became the first player in the professional era to make his Test debut for Australia before he had played provincial rugby when Eddie Jones picked him as a bright-faced teenager in 2002.

Giteau has won 103 caps for Australia during his 21-year career and defined himself as one of Test rugby's most dangerous, daring, versatile and durable players. He played internationally in France, Japan, and The United States of America.

We recognise the benefits sport can have for everyone in society and will be raising funds for the Australian Rugby Foundation through a charity auction. Here is your chance to walk away with a 2023 Wallabies Jersey signed by the 2023 Wallabies squad, a signed Wallabies ball and much more! 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this highly anticipated event!

You can showcase your company, entertain clients and experience AustCham's unique hospitality by joining us as a sponsor. Sponsorship packages include extensive pre- and post event brand exposure, in-event hospitality and recognition, tickets to the Rugby Seven's tournament, and opportunities to have players seated at your table (Gold, Silver and Rugby 7's Experience Sponsors only).

Sponsorship Opportunities Include:

  • Gold Sponsor (SOLD) 
  • Silver Sponsor (HK$50,000) 
  • Networking Sponsor (HK$25,000) 
  • In-Kind Sponsor (Minimum HK$3,000)

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits you can view the prospectus here and contact AustCham to secure your company's involvement. 

Corporate Tables of Ten (10) also available (HK$20,000 Members; HK$35,000 Non-Members), with benefits including:

  • Your logo on table
  • Logo presence on screen during the event
  • Group photograph of your guests on the day
  • You may place marketing material or gifts on seats at your table only.

Mates Table of 10 (must be booked by an AustCham Member) - HK$12,000

Individual Tickets:

Member - HK$1,200 (Members can bring one guest at Member price)

Non-Member - HK$1,500

This event will sell out - get your tickets now and join us as we kick off the Hong Kong Seven's festival! 

Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Charity Partner
Australian Rugby Foundation
Australian Rugby Foundation


Thu, March 30, 2023


11:30 AM - 03:00 PM



Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel


Member: $1,200.00

Non-Member: $1,500.00

Mates Table: $12,000.00

Corporate Table - Member: $20,000.00

Corporate Table - Non-Member: $35,000.00

Member Ticket + 1 Guest: $2,400.00


Matt Giteau

Matt Giteau is the only Wallaby in the professional era to make his Test debut for Australia before he had played provincial rugby. One of Test rugby's most dangerous, daring, versatile and durable players he went on to become one the great Wallabies of the modern era.

Born in Sydney but raised in Canberra, Giteau had rugby league in his blood from his childhood as father Ron played more than 200 first grade matches for Western Suburbs, Eastern Suburbs and the Canberra Raiders. Giteau himself played league and it was not until he was moved to St. Edmund’s College that he, somewhat begrudgingly, played the 15-man game.

By the time Giteau reached years 11 and 12 he was told that if he wanted to play 1st XV, he had to give up league - so he did. For one of the few times in his career Giteau played second fiddle to a rival player, fellow future Wallaby Lachlan Mackay, when he ‘only’ made the Australia ‘A’ Schools team of 2000.

He arrived in 2002 with selection in the national 7s, U21s and, without having ever trained, let alone played with a Super Rugby team, the Wallaby Spring Tour squad. Giteau then made his Test debut just 48 days after his 20th birthday, against England at Twickenham.

From that point on there was very little Giteau did not achieve in rugby although he did note taste victory in either the Bledisloe or Rugby World Cups. In 2011, having played 92 Tests, Giteau’s career was at a crossroads. An obvious scapegoat for the stunning loss to Samoa in Sydney he was dropped from the squad and not selected to what would have been his third Rugby World Cup. He then left Australia for France where he enjoyed two outstanding seasons with Toulon.

In 2015 the ARU changed its contract restrictions for overseas players in what would come to be known as the ‘Giteau Law’. The rule change made Giteau eligible for national selection and he returned to the fold with a newfound appreciation for each minute played for his country. Four years and a day after the Samoan debacle Giteau wore the Wallabies’ No.12 jersey onto the field against South Africa in Brisbane. He then won selection in the squad for the Rugby World Cup where he became just the seventh Wallaby to play 100 Tests.

Injury denied Giteau the opportunity to go out entirely on his own terms however he thoroughly deserved the rewards that his 2015 year delivered. Over the course of a 16 year, 13 season international career he played 103 Tests (6th all-time for Australia as at end-2017), and scored 698 points (3rd all-time for Australia as at end-2017).