The club was kindly invited to play in the GFI Hong Kong Football Club 10s for the first time on 28th and 29th March 2007. This tournament is renowned around the world as being one of the strongest 10s competitions, so the club had to draw on its selection expertise to assemble a team capable of competing and winning. Two players Willy Hafu and Brett Sweeney returned from the victorious COBRA 10s team of 2006 and were joined by a number of top players and exciting youngsters. In addition, a major triumph for the club was securing the coaching services for Frank Hadden (current Scotland coach) and John Rutherford (former Scotland and Lions 10 and Scotland coach).
Penguin’s 57 - 5 Chinese Agricultural University
Penguin’s 55 - 0 Oversea’s Old Boys
Penguin’s 28 - 17 HSBC New Zealand Legends
Penguin’s 7 - 5 Aliens
Penguin’s 0 - 24 New Zealand Metro
Back row: Frank Hadden (Coach), John Rutherford (Coach), Craig de Goldi (Karita, New Zealand 7s – Captain), Frank Afeaki (Nth Harbour Marist, Nth Harbour 7s), Reece Robinson (Mitsubishi, New Zealand Maori), Glen Varcoe (Clive, Hawkes Bay), Charlie O’Connell (Linwood, New Zealand U19), Kevin Brennan (Oxford University, England 7s), Francis Bryant (Bush, Manawatu), Clark Laidlaw (Jed Forest, Scotland 7s), Tom Tombleson (Oxford University, England students), John Zimnoch (Press officer), David Bell (Assistant manager)
Front row: Craig Brown (Manager), Brett Sweeney (North Shore, Nth Harbour 7s), Phil Burleigh (New Brighton, Canterbury Development), Jovan Bowles (Natal, South Africa 7s), Willy Hafu (OMBAC, New Zealand U19), Apo Satala (Heriots, Fiji 7s), Brad Fleming (Castres, New Zealand 7s)