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  1. England turn on the style

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Dressed to dazzle, England took the first step towards fulfilling skipper Ben Gollings' wish when they defeated Samoa 29-21 to win the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens. Having discarded their traditional white strip, England - in jazzy orange shirts an ...

  2. Millions lost on hosting Bledisloe

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union lost millions of dollars in staging the DHL Bledisloe Cup encounter on Saturday because fans stayed away, said chairman Trevor Gregory. 'I can't go into exact details, but yes, we made a loss from this fantasti ...

  3. Experience key weapon in All Blacks' armoury

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... If he was not the world's best fullback, Mils Muliaina probably would have become a used car salesman, as he certainly knows how to pitch a line. Listening to him, it is hard not to be convinced it is impossible to replace experience. The All Blacks ...

  4. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Richie McCaw was quite blunt and did not try to cushion the blow. Asked if there was the possibility the Bledisloe Cup would one day be played in Singapore, the All Blacks captain said it was unlikely. 'When I was there once, it was really hot and I ...

  5. Eyes of the world on Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hotly anticipated Bledisloe Cup clash crucial to development of game in Asia More than 100 years of tradition will end today when the Wallabies and All Blacks clash in the ANZ Hong Kong 2008 Bledisloe Cup at Hong Kong Stadium. It is a watershed on more than one count. For the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, it is a momentous and daring step to unveil a second ...

  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. We have to play better than this, admits Carter

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay New Zealand's Napoleon, Dan Carter, believes the All Blacks are not playing as well as they should be after scraping through to another narrow victory over Australia. . 'It is just heart and desire that is getting us through,' conceded backline general Carter after the All Blacks won their second successive game against the Wallabies by a margin of less ...

  8. Title is Kiwis' to lose, says SA coach

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The race for the IRB Sevens crown is over, says South Africa coach Paul Treu, who believes it is up to runaway leaders New Zealand to lose the title as the action heats up this weekend. 'The title race doesn't depend on us doing well. It depends on New Zealand doing badly and I just can't see them slipping up,' said Treu. 'But we will be giving ...

  9. Kiwis upbeat despite loss of veteran duo

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay IRB Sevens Player of the Year Afeleke Pelenise and former captain Tafai Ioasa have been ruled out through injury from the record-breaking New Zealand squad for next week's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. But the absence of his two most experienced players will hardly have an impact on coach Gordon Tietjens' bid to steer the Kiwis, who ...

  10. Global title play-off 'on hold' until 2010

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hand-in-hand with the good news was some not so good - the International Rugby Board (IRB) has decided to shelve plans to hold a global championship play-off between the winners of the Tri Nations and the Six Nations until 2010. 'The possibility of a northern hemisphere against Southern Hemisphere battle has been taken off the table for the time being,' ...




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