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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEFT FIELD

    Career comes first for Robertson

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong rugby has lost one of its most exciting players in Keith Robertson and more will follow unless structure changes When career and sport collide It was inevitable that Keith Robertson chose to put self before country, or in this case the Special A ...

  2. 'Ant' steps up as HK opt for youth

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... They are brothers and have played side by side, from mini-rugby to school. But this weekend, Anthony and Edward Haynes get their first chance to play together on the biggest stage of all. 'He used to be the fly-half and I was inside centre, side by s ...

  3. Hong Kong facing tough fight to host World Cup

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will face stiff competition in the race to host the last World Cup Sevens in 2013 with seven other unions chasing the showcase. The International Rugby Board (IRB) has received formal expressions of interest from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia, Scotland and the United States. 'The International Rugby Board is delighted ...

  4. Whole new ball game

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Keith Robertson and Kenzo Pannell have a laugh as Mark Wright tries his hand at bowls at Hong Kong Football Club yesterday. Tea and crumpets - well, it was actually sandwiches - and the genteel lawn pursuit was the order of the day as the 12-man Hong Kong squad began their final preparations for the Rugby World Cup Sevens with a team-bonding exercise. Hong Kong, who are pooled ...

  5. Ticket prices for HK Sevens stay unchanged

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The world may be in recession, but fans will have to pay full price for a ticket to next year's Hong Kong Sevens with organisers keeping prices at HK$1,080 for an adult ticket. About 5,000 tickets will go on sale to the public on January 17 through Hong Kong Ticketing's online booking service and hotline. There will not be a public sale as in the past ...

  6. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The beef raised on the Pampas grasslands tasted delicious and melted in the mouth. Huge barbecued slabs, taken off the spit, were carved and placed between buttered baguettes for the ravenous pack. Ricardo Forrester, the consul-general for Argentina, looked around the crowded terrace in Wan Chai with an air of satisfaction. His only discontent? His country has still ...

  7. World Cup seedings set for next month

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The seedings for the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens will be announced by tournament officials at next month's Asian qualifiers in Hong Kong. 'We will be announcing the seedings and the competition schedule, at the Asia qualifiers in Hong Kong next month,' said Beth Coalter, RWC Sevens tournament director. A total of 17 men's teams - of the 24 - have ...

  8. Forget about cricket, India needs you - to play rugby

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Commonwealth Games a springboard, says Alvin Sallay The clock is ticking. Two years from today, the 2010 Commonwealth Games will open with much fanfare in New Delhi. And at the revered Delhi University, a new ball game will be on show - rugby sevens. For so long the preserve of cricket, the nation's capital will ring, not to leather on willow, but the new sound of bodies ...

  9. Top seeds Japan the team to beat at Asian qualifiers

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Japan, the reigning Asian Games gold medal champions, are set to be named as top seeds for the Rugby World Cup Sevens Asian qualifiers at the Hong Kong Football Club on October 4-5. 'Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and China will be the four seeded teams in the 12-team men's tournament and will head the four preliminary round pools,' said Jarrad Gallagher, ...

  10. Seeding blow to HK's World Cup Sevens quest

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will have to travel a rocky road in their bid to book a place in the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai as they are unlikely to be given top-dog status for the Asian qualifiers at the Hong Kong Football Club on October 4-5. The International Rugby Board is set to rank Japan as the number one side on the basis of their gold medal-winning effort ...




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