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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Union chief hails sevens teams for spreading gospel

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Trevor Gregory leads praise while legend Serevi tells parents about game's life-changing impact Union chief hails teams for spreading the gospel A fulsome tribute was paid by Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chief Trevor Gregory to all the teams who were spending time inspiring local youngsters in the build-up to this weekend's action, ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Waisale Serevi, Ben Gollings set up sevens academy

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Once rivals on the pitch, former Fiji and England stars set up academy to help smaller nations - and give something back to the game Once they went head-to-head on the rugby pitch, but now Waisale Serevi and Ben Gollings are teaming up to promote the game ...

  3. Wong on cloud nine after fairy-tale return from shoulder injury

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Scrumhalf Jeff Wong Chun-kui thought someone was pulling his leg when he received a text message on his new mobile which read, 'Congratulations Jeff! You have been selected for the Rugby World Cup Sevens'. The SMS was claimed to have been sent by Hong Kong coach Rodney McIntosh. Wong, who had given up hope of making a fairy-tale comeback into the sevens ...

  4. England's hunger for World Cup success spells bad news for HK

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai England are on a mission to win some silverware at the World Cup Sevens which gets underway today in a bid to fill up the trophy cabinet at the RFU headquarters in Twickenham. 'We are desperate to win it,' said England coach Ben Ryan on the eve of the men's edition - with 24 teams taking part - which will take place at The Sevens stadium ...

  5. Serevi says he's ready and willing to take player-coach role

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Fijian legend Waisale Serevi, who coached Taiwan this weekend, said he was willing to return as a player-coach for next year's World Cup Sevens in Dubai. 'If the Fiji Rugby Union wants me, I would be willing to come back as a player-coach. My immediate task is to see that Taiwan qualify for the World Cup at the Asian qualifiers in October. But I'm ...

  6. Serevi says he's innocent of HK Sevens allegations

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Ex-coach insists claims he sabotaged Fiji squad are nonsense Former captain and coach Waisale Serevi has strongly rejected accusations he sabotaged Fiji's campaign at the Hong Kong Sevens last weekend. The legendary Serevi was allegedly blamed for using his powerful influence to pressure the Fijians into playing badly against New Zealand in the Cup semi-finals. ...

  7. 'With God on our side, anything is possible'

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'Do you believe in God?' shoots William Ryder, replying to a question on whether Fiji can do what no other team have done in the IRB Sevens this season - defeat high-flying New Zealand. Sevens and religion go hand-in-hand with the Fijians, who yesterday moved indoors for a training session which began and ended in prayer. They may have the skill and power ...

  8. Red-hot Kiwis hit ground running

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

    ... Favourites take just 65 blistering seconds to score their first try, writes Alvin Sallay It takes 79 seconds to pour the perfect pint of the black stuff that went down smoothly with most of the 29,904 crowd on the opening night. But it only took 65 seconds for the black machine to ease into top gear at the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. New Zealand grabbed the first ...

  9. Campo returns: Expect the unexpected

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... David Campese, Australia's legend of the goose step, makes an emotional return to his Sevens heaven as a coach. Alvin Sallay reports The man with the golden goose step will be back at the Hong Kong Stadium next week. David Campese laughs when his famous hitch-kick, which left countless opponents grasping at thin air, is mentioned. You can almost see his smile as the mobile ...

  10. HK squad has a lot of ground to cover

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com With the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition looming in April, Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees will have to walk a tightrope over the next few weeks as he juggles the small pool of elite players available to him between the glamour of sevens rugby and the more 'bread and butter' 15s game. A 12-strong Hong Kong squad led ...




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