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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    A gift that can keep on giving

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Football Union when the decision was made on Monday. By becoming the only team sport among the 16 elite disciplines at the institute, rugby sevens will hold a special place. It has been nearly two ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong rugby sevens squad must nurture their self-belief

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Youth Games in Nanjing last month. Stevenson, the president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, was on the edge of his seat as the boys' under-17 team grimly defended a 19-12 lead ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Evolution better than revolution

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... We ran into former Hong Kong Rugby Football Union supremo George Simpkin in Colombo and as usual he had ideas popping out on how the game can be improved worldwide. The architect ... in their starting line-up with only three foreign players on the field at any one time. While the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union's involvement was minimal, the game is bound to benefit in the long run. ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Ticket prices for the Sevens may seem exorbitant but profits are ploughed straight back into the rugby community

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... spinner, just take a look at the balance sheet of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which proudly declares that almost HK$103 million has been allocated to its facilities fund. This is the first ... that the HKRFU also spends lavishly on providing facilities, kudos to the Union for its financial housekeeping. Every time there is an increase in prices, there is bound to be criticism. But when ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    'New frontier' proves barren

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Russia as long as you say what the cardinals of the Kremlin would like to hear. Rugby union's new frontier - the venue of last week's World Cup Sevens - has a long tradition in stifling ... at the pre-tournament press conference where the president of the Rugby Union of Russia, Vyacheslav Kopiev, declared that 108,000 tickets had been sold for the three-day World Cup. It was all poppycock. ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    Pandas find refuge in Tin Shui Wai

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... broom sweep well? Hong Kong Rugby Football Union officials hope so as their newest addition to the top end of the league, rb-ibi Tin Shui Wai Pandas, took the field yesterday on a new pitch ... will be starting an adventure that the union will be watching closely. A lot is riding on these Pandas as the HKRFU's dream is that they will be the pioneers for district-based rugby teams ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    Lankans herald dawn of new era

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Asian Five Nations Top Five rugby union competition. There are times, especially in sport, when you are allowed a little excess and watching Sri Lanka romp past Kazakhstan, Thailand and Taiwan ... year when the tournament will double as the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup. Trevor Gregory, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman, observed after the game in Colombo that "a ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Asia Trophy pitch farce was a total humiliation for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... plus extra for the cost of the big screen, hospitality suites, advertising and so on. They make a killing, but the product they offer is ridiculed. The only solution the LCSD seemed to have ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Lessons must be learned if British & Irish Lions return to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... scrum nearly always guaranteed a try. As a director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union today, Dingley revealed he was the recipient of plenty of hate mail panning the governing body for its ... the cheapest seats (HK$750) were the ones empty. The HKRFU has promised to revisit the pricing structure next time. And there is a high possibility of a next time with union boss Trevor Gregory ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Success brings its own headaches

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on the business desk, Jake van der Kamp, last week raised the issue of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's ticketing policy. He took exception to union chairman Trevor Gregory saying there would ... that because of the Sevens, the union has net assets of "about HK$250 million". It is not my intent to defend Gregory, but let's look at the charges. Firstly, it is no fault of local ...




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