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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong match against Barbarians pivotal to British and Irish Lions' tour

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com On the 125th anniversary of team's touring history, the British and Irish squad will play Barbarians, which will give Gatland first look at players HK pivotal to Lions' preparation Hong Kong will play a big role in Warren Gatland's master plan to end a 16-year drought for the British and Irish Lions when they tour Australia ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Lions coach Warren Gatland lifted by England win over All Blacks

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... England's stunning victory over the All Blacks during the November internationals will be a "massive boost" for the British & Irish Lions as they look ahead to touring Australia next ... Jonathan Davies, now a rugby ambassador for HSBC, sponsors of the Lions, has picked a starting lineup for the first test on June 22 that includes six Welsh players and six Irish players and sees ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Expectations high for Gatland to end Lions’ series drought when they visit Australia

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and re-energised, the newly appointed British and Irish Lions coach might just have got the inside track on what it will take to lead the team to victory over Australia and their first test series win since ... stages of the World Cup following a defeat by Fiji. 2008: Coaches Wales to a Six Nations grand slam. 2009: Appointed British and Irish Lions forwards coach for the tour of South Africa. The Lions ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Barbarians start player hunt for historic Hong Kong match against Lions

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... meet for a date against another famed side, the British and Irish Lions, in Hong Kong next summer. The historic encounter at Hong Kong Stadium on June 1 is not the first time the Lions ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Baa-Baas ‘looking for Lions tamers’ ready to pull on their famous black-and-white strip Baa-Baas hunt for Lion tamers Dai Young is keen to drive home ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Moscow cuts capacity over World Cup Sevens clash with Lions tour

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... as they try to create a more intimate and fun atmosphere "like at the Dubai Sevens". But there are also fears that next summer's British and Irish Lions tour of Australia- which clashes ... It is estimated that nearly 15,000 British fans will travel with the Lions to Australia- many of them stopping over in Hong Kong to watch the tour opener against the Barbarians on June 1- reducing ...

  6. Weakened Lions likely for HK

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The British and Irish Lions might not be at full strength, both in terms of quality and quantity, when they touch down in Hong Kong for the historic ... the rest of the tour under tremendous strain. 'We will be here to win.' Irvine was accompanied by Gerald Davies, chairman of the British and Irish Lions. They both leave for Australia ...

  7. Lions boss Irvine forecasts a rugby feast, weather permitting

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... manager of the British and Irish Lions on the 2013 tour of Australia, is worried it will rain on the parade on the day history is made in Hong Kong. On June 1 next year, the Lions will visit ... with lots of running. That is what the crowd will want to see.' To mark the One Year To Go campaign, Irvine and Lions chairman Gerald Davies, along with former Wallabies captain John Eales- who ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Organisers expect full house for Lions versus Barbarians match

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Full house for Lions, organisers vow Half of Hong Kong Stadium has already been sold as the "hottest tickets in town" go on sale tomorrow for the historic overseas encounter between the British and Irish Lions and the Barbarians on June 1. A total of 20,000 tickets, including at least half the South Stand, have been pre-sold and allocated ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    HKRFU boss Trevor Gregory is certain tickets for Lions game will sell

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKRFU chief says the unique match against the Barbarians will see a full stadium Bosses confident of sell-out for Lions encounter Rugby bosses are confident they will sell 25,000 tickets to local residents for next summer's historic encounter between the British and Irish Lions and the British Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium. "We ...

  10. Lifestyle

    HK's Literary Festival promises a wealth of talks and readings by top authors

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Doretta Lau

    ... with a party on Thursday at the British Consulate's general reception hall, and continue with 10 days of readings, lectures and discussions that will take place in venues such as Hullett House, ... The Irish writer has had a long and distinguished career as a journalist and fiction writer, winning a number of prizes for his novels, which include The Blackwater Lightship (1999) and The Master ...




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