Fiji Rugby Union post a "racist" comments against Philippine Volcanoes rugby team on their fanpage and twitter.
"The only thing Philippines about the Philippine team playing in the Hong Kong 7s is the name of the team," it said.
Meanwhile, at 11pm Manila time, the Fiji Rugby Board official Facebook page issued an apology for their earlier remark:
"To all our friends from the Philippines an unreserved apology...there was never an intention to be racist or direspectful. it was a tongue in cheek comment that shouldn't have been made. Our humble apologies."
The Fiji Sevens side is one of the most popular and successful Sevens teams in the world and has won the Hong Kong Sevens a record nine times since its inception in 1976. Fiji has also won theSevens World Cup twice, winning that event in 1997 and 2005 (coincidentally, the two times it has been held in Hong Kong). The Fiji national rugby union sevens team compete in the World Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens.