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

    ... the possibility of the Bledisloe Cup being held in Tokyo in 2010. Asia holds the key to the future of rugby union in Australia. Forced to battle it out for a dwindling financial pie with other popular ... the haka with the All Blacks earlier this week, O'Neill says the move to bring the Bledisloe Cup to Hong Kong is already paying dividends. 'That picture confirmed that we made the right ...


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

    ... but he has soldiered on, enduring the criticisms of his passionate, rugby-mad countrymen to engineer a successful Tri-Nations and Bledisloe Cup defence this year. The 62-year-old concedes his ... the advantage of having already gone one-up on their trans-Tasman rivals this season and cement the Bledisloe Cup triumph with a 3-1 win tally. But, subconsciously, he will be thinking ahead to two ...

  3. Aiming to beat All Blacks any witch way

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a one-off game - now that the Bledisloe Cup has already been won by New Zealand - for O'Neill thinks the fate of rugby union as a code in Australia could depend on a victory. 'The ... briefing this week. He hopes the 'Wicked Witch of the East', which translated into rugbyspeak, are the All Blacks, will be dead and buried come October 30 when the DHL Hong Kong Bledisloe ...

  4. Deans likes his youth movement to keep gaining on All Blacks

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... group of people so that is clearly one of the challenges we have had in building consistency in our game.' Deans and the Wallabies will arrive next weekend for the DHL Bledisloe Cup ... of the Australian Rugby Union, has pointed out, the All Blacks are the gold standard and, until they are vanquished, the Wallabies cannot be happy. As such, the Hong Kong encounter, the fourth Bledisloe Cup ...

  5. Planteur underlines his Cup credentials

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the distraction of galloping in the same caravan as reigning Hong Kong Cup hero Vision d'Etat failed to deflect the spotlight from outstanding three-year-old Planteur. Although five of the French ... many Group One winners, including Hong Kong Vases with Partipral (1995) and Vallee Enchantee (2003), was not looking to hide his strong opinion of Planteur's chance in the Cup (2,000m). ...

  6. Jockeys, trainers unlikely to make Cup

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Fields for Sunday's prestigious HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup showpiece at Sha Tin look certain to be affected by the blanket of volcanic ash across European skies, and discussions are now moving to whether visiting jockeys or trainers will even make the trip. Connections of last year's QE II Cup fourth placegetter, the French-trained ...

  7. Viva Pataca turns back clock to reign after QE II Cup win

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken John Moore wound the clock back three years to dominate Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Day at Sha Tin, but centre stage was taken by Stanley Ho Hung-sun's reigning Horse of the Year, Viva Pataca, who defied his years to win the Cup and erase Vengeance of Rain's Hong Kong prize money record. 'When was the last time you saw those sort of odds for Viva ...

  8. Volcanic turmoil to affect the QE II Cup

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Europe's volcanic travel turmoil threatens to spill over to the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup meeting at Sha Tin next Sunday, with two horses stranded and the growing ... Player, among them after attending horse sales in England. The shutdown seriously threatens to dash the hopes of having French galloper Chinchon here for the QE II Cup or English-trained Cat ...

  9. World Cup Countdown

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... by Michael Church The countdown clock has clicked down to less than a week to go before the Omega Mission Hills World Cup and next Thursday the quest for a new world champion will begin. ... will no doubt fancy his chances of World Cup glory. Playing alongside the in-form Ian Poulter- who just missed out on a top-three placing at Fanling last weekend- the English go into the tournament ...

  10. World Cup Countdown

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Cup will be played on the Olazabal course for the third year in a row and for the fourth year in all. It's remarkable that, so soon after its creation, the club has become synonymous ... to Colin Montgomerie and beyond- have battled for one of the biggest prizes in team golf.'The World Cup has done much to promote Mission Hills internationally as both a world-class venue ...




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