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  1. Johnson sparks a run on tickets

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... revealed yesterday that only a few tables were left. England's World Cup-winning skipper and ex-British and Irish Lions captain Johnson will be joined by former Wallaby skipper John Eales for what is expected to be an unforgettable evening hosted by former England and Lions hooker Peter Wheeler. Johnson, who played 84 times for England and also went on three Lions' tours (1993 ...

  2. New Zealand swept up in Lions fever

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... Blacks v British and Irish Lions series certainly excites New Zealand's rugby officials, media, advertising gurus, public relations company executives and retailers. What of the grass roots ... they are head and shoulders above northern hemisphere selections by hammering France in Paris last year. 'The British produce a decent rugby team every 30 years. The Lions of the early 70s were ...

  3. Johnson urges Lions to step up

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Philip Kennedy Martin Johnson laments the loss of former teammate Lawrence Dallaglio from the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, but England's World Cup-winning captain likes what he saw in the tourists' victory over the Bay Of Plenty. Johnson, the only man to captain the Lions on two separate tours, said yesterday that the loss of Dallaglio, who ...

  4. Definitive history 'a must' for all rugby fans

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Only 3,000 copies of The Lions- The Complete History of the British and Irish Rugby Union team 1888-2005 will be published. 'I'm delighted about this book ... in buckram over-padded boards. These will cost #295. Every book will be signed by four British Lions captains and three opposing team captains. The first 500 classic leather copies will be signed ...

  5. Sports Quiz

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have in common? 6. What's the biggest victory margin in an NBA Game Seven? 7. Who captained the British and Irish Lions on their last tour to New Zealand in 1993?8. Who was the first woman ...

  6. Irish ace out to reclaim title at HK Open

    Posted Nov 22nd 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... James Tu Former UBS Hong Kong Open champion Padraig Harrington will be out to reclaim his crown after the Irish ace was confirmed in the field for next week's Fanling showpiece. ... Derksen and Joakim Backstrom. Colourful Italian Costantino Rocca, a five-time winner on the European Tour and the runner-up to John Daly in the 1995 British Open, is also in the field ...

  7. Smyth shows pluck of the Irish

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... did not feature in his geography lessons at school. Mr Smyth, 32, came out as head bartender of Delaney's Irish pub in Wan Chai. It was very much a start-up, having just been set up by founders Sam Roch-Perks and David Cowen. 'Basically they were two Irish lads who didn't have an Irish bar to drink in. They knew nothing about setting up a pub and the legal issues and so ...

  8. Sports Quiz

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Which Kenyan middle-distance runner has become a US citizen? 2. Name the former Australian cricket captain who has quit as a national selector? 3. Where will the 2005 US Open golf tournament be played? 4. Who is the world's top-ranked snooker player? 5. Why did Scottish soccer club Patrick Thisle sack three players this week? 6. Which British and Irish Lions rugby player ...

  9. Irish rover now fluent in solutions-speak

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... with Anna Healy Fenton Liam Casey knew little about the business when he first decided to establish a company in Asia The Irish may be blessed with the gift of gab, but that is not much ... manufacturing services companies. PCH, a privately run limited company, has grown from a standing start in 1996. After 10 years in the Irish retail rag trade, Mr Casey learned about technology sourcing ...

  10. Here comes McBride

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... fancy stuff like that. We ate steaks and potatoes, normal food. Like I said, it was a simple game with simple needs.' Sir Clive Woodward might think otherwise as the 2005 British and Irish ... McBride. Having been capped 63 times for Ireland (12 as captain), McBride is especially proud that Irish centre Brian O'Driscoll will lead the Lions. He is unequivocal in his view ...




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