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  1. Kai Tak key to World Cup hopes

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... airport, with a completion date of 2021. Gregory will meet his Japanese counterparts on the sidelines of tomorrow's Bledisloe Cup match between the All Blacks and the Wallabies in Tokyo ... the game around Asia,' Gregory added. Mashimo, who will host IRB president Bernard Lapasset at the Bledisloe Cup, added: 'We plan to deliver a tournament that puts Japanese rugby ...

  2. Boks and Ireland eye date in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... it is '90 per cent certain',' Payne said. 'We are talking to commercial agents representing both these countries right now.' Following the success of the historic Bledisloe Cup ... always said we want more top international games in Hong Kong. The Bledisloe Cup showed there is an appetite for such games here and these two teams are of the highest order,' Payne said. ...

  3. Japan bid lists HK as World Cup stage

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... but it was the success of the staging of the Bledisloe Cup last November which might have swayed Japan to giving Hong Kong a few games. The IRB council will decide the two host countries for 2015 and 2019 ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong has been officially confirmed by the International Rugby Board (IRB) as a venue for the 2015 World Cup and will stage five matches if Japan wins the right to host ...

  4. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of staging a November international for the second year running - last year we had the Bledisloe Cup - was too high. It was the right decision - considering that sponsors with deep pockets ... by the organisers as a medal sport - it was prudent to shelve the idea this year. Plans are already going ahead to bring the All Blacks and the Wallabies back for another Bledisloe Cup showdown next year. ...

  5. Singapore calls off World Challenge

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... has already decided not to hold an international in November - following on from last year's Bledisloe Cup - as it felt it would not be financially viable. The World Club Challenge ...

  6. Kiwi Fitzpatrick makes sure he's in charge of the whistle these days

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... for the Bledisloe Cup last November and he's back in town this weekend. He had a cautionary tale for all former pros- no matter how famous they are. 'I was in a taxi in Auckland on my way ...

  7. Morris and Wood love being back in their home from home

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Scotland it's a bit interesting,' Morris admitted. 'The Bledisloe Cup game in Hong Kong last November was a way that the children could all see how Hong Kong had been such a massive ...

  8. HK cancels proposed Boks-Ireland clash

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... after careful consideration the HKRFU had decided it couldn't take the financial risk of hosting an international on the lines of the historic Bledisloe Cup clash last November between New ...

  9. Stadium wait too long, say HK officials

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... or 2019 World Cup if Japan won the right to host the tournament. 'A newer and bigger stadium would have added to our armour and enabled us to entice more top-class internationals to Hong Kong like the Bledisloe Cup last year. We could do with a bigger stadium,' Payne said. He added: 'We understand the demands on the government's coffers right now. But by telling us ...

  10. Union rolling in money- for now

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... payment of HK$6.9 million to the Australian Rugby Union and New Zealand Rugby Union for bringing the Bledisloe Cup to Hong Kong last year. Schats added: 'We have had a very good set ...




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