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  1. Sport - Rugby

    IRB urged to set up second-tier World Cup

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 12:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and then Dubai two years ago for matches against Zimbabwe and Belgium. While the world governing body has approved and sanctioned the games, they have given little support financially, leaving it up ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Valley’s Nick Hewson replaces Tom McColl as Hong Kong skipper

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 10:06pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be a crucial next six months with the main goal being to qualify for the World Cup." Hewson will face a tough first assignment as skipper with Hong Kong playing two home tests against Belgium ... ranked higher than themselves for if they make it to the repêchage round they will come up against teams of a similar calibre to Belgium, ranked 25th, four places above Hong Kong. "It ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Unbeaten skipper Hewson out to upset Japan and earn World Cup spot

    Posted May 25th 2014, 12:35am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hewson A bustling blindside flanker, Hewson hasn't tasted defeat since being given the captain's armband last December in the two-test home series against Belgium. with Hong Kong ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Teenager Hugo Stiles looking to earn first senior cap for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... is to try to qualify for the World Cup, but we will have to be smart about using the players." Nick Hewson, who captained Hong Kong in the home tests against Belgium last December, will lead ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Tough challenges await ‘perfect man for the job’

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 11:06pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Man-for-all-seasons – be it sevens or 15s – Nick Hewson has been given the responsibility of leading Hong Kong and he will face a baptism of fire in the two tests against Belgium later this month. A full-time ... That will not be the case next year as he and the rest of the sevens squad will be available. The Christmas tests against Belgium will be the perfect build-up. The European visitors will pin their game around ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong juniors vie for Asian Five Nations places

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 11:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Parfitt was also training with the senior squad prior to December's international against Belgium before illness ruled him out. "With nearly half the squad based overseas due ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Authorities might be wise to follow example set by round-ball game

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:10pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... still rule football, but at least there is always the possibility of an upset. Do you think the All Blacks can be beaten by Japan? Or England toppled by Romania or Belgium? This gulf between ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    World Cup dream wipes away headache

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 03:13pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... The winners of the semi-finals will meet in a two-legged home-and-away showdown to decide the final berth. While the 2-0 series win over Belgium before Christmas pushed us up the world rankings to 25, ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Elite status training is starting to show

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 11:16am by Alvin Sallay

    ... there is a close link between sevens and 15s. In fact, there are nine full-time athletes, Hewson included, who could find themselves being part of the international squad when Hong Kong take on Belgium ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Home-grown prop Leon Wei to start for Hong Kong against UAE

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to Belgium. In that tournament, Hong Kong crushed UAE 51-6, but Jones warned that there was no room for complacency. "That win could be a double-edged sword for us," said Jones. "I ...




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