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  1. Hammam calls on ailing Asian nations to restructure

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Berlin Asian soccer boss Mohammed bin Hammam has called for a major restructuring of leagues and competitions after the region's abysmal showing in Germany. Hammam, ... will not see any improvement at the international standard unless we restructure and improve the professionalism in our clubs and in our leagues. 'Our results in Germany, with the exception ...

  2. Halai's absence deals Kiwis a major blow

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com New Zealand will be missing lethal weapon Frank Halai when they defend their crown at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens this weekend. Halai, the top try-scorer in the HSBC Sevens World Series this season, has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. His absence will be a major blow for coach Gordon Tietjens, who will also miss ...

  3. HSBC Champions turns up a new star for china

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Richard Castka A former security guard from Xian has emerged as the next torch-bearer for the mainland after Zhang Xinjun's heroics against the world's best players in Shanghai. Within a year of turning professional, 24-year-old Zhang elevated Chinese professional golf to a new and exciting level with his joint-13th place finish in the WGC-HSBC Champions. Zhang finished ...

  4. Full-time rugby a must for HK

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Another season is over and Hong Kong rugby has to again come to terms with the fact we are a long way behind Japan, who continue to dominate the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top ... The International Rugby Board, recognising the pioneering efforts by one of its most forward-looking regions, handed over a grant of?00,000 to restructure the annual competition. But the bigger achievement ...

  5. Tietjens happy to rely on veterans

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... top the HSBC Sevens World Series standings, have won two legs, and reached four out of five finals. But Forbes' leadership skills will be tested to the limits this weekend with seven ... always been one game which is relatively easier,' Tietjens said. But with the tournament being restructured, there are no easy games and we have a tough draw. It is going to be pretty tough ...

  6. Flying Fiji simply first class

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a gripping Cup final at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last night. It was a high-scoring classic, with Fiji emerging 38-25 winners. They never looked in any danger of losing, forcing New ... anthem. Almost all the players had tears steaming down their faces as 'God Bless Fiji' was sung by a tuxedo-and-gowned foursome. The Hong Kong Sevens was the first tournament on the HSBC ...

  7. Olympics may be Lorgat's last legacy

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... television markets. Last weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens were televised in 150 countries with 18 of them broadcasting live. India, with its hundreds of millions of cricket-crazy ... in Sri Lanka from six to two. Lorgat insists it was not a penalty for having to backtrack on the 2015 decision. 'There was no trade-off. It was a comprehensive package of restructuring ICC ...

  8. School tour kicks off Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... To many Hongkongers, rugby remains a sport mainly for expats. But thanks to the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and initiatives to promote the sport, rugby is finally making its mark in the local community. This year, as the new sponsor of the Hong Kong rugby teams, HSBC is making a special effort to drum up support for the local squad, and make rugby more ...

  9. HSBC links with Jockey Club to sponsor Premier Class series

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... this season as a sponsor. For the next three racing seasons, HSBC will link the name of its Premier banking service to a series of five Premier Class races over the course of the season, to be known as the HSBC Premier Series. As the first and exclusive title sponsor of Premier Class races, the bank joins Mercedes-Benz, Cathay Pacific and communications company CSL in linking with the Jockey Club ...

  10. HK boosted by new sevens leg in Tokyo

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong's chances of playing in more than one event in the HSBC World Sevens Series have increased with the International Rugby Board announcing ... Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on March 23-25. IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said the decision was part of the governing body's move to invest US$3 million annually in development across Asia. ...




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