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  1. Sport - Hong Kong

    Thrown to the Lions

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to the Lions Rowan Varty spent the long flight from Hong Kong to London on Wednesday reflecting on his career which in a few days will reach its apogee when he turns out in front of his home fans for the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions. It is a journey that encapsulates and underlines the very essence of Hong Kong rugby- from the time this city was still struggling to shake off its ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Lions’ clash with Barbarians gives Hong Kong slice of history

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... it seems, is an unprecedented collaboration of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh teamwork. "One of the nice things with the Lions is that for four years the Welsh supporters and Scottish ... Tim Noonan Tonight’s match against Baa-Baas is as much about the history of 15s as their on-pitch rivalry Lessons to be learnt from storied traditions When the Lions take to the pitch ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Captains’ runs at stadium cancelled over pitch concerns

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Pitch concerns mean no captains' runs at stadium Ever-present concerns over the pitch have forced the British & Irish Lions and the Barbarians to forsake the right ... their final preparations at the stadium. That was also cancelled and the Baa-Baas had their run yesterday at the So Kon Po pitch outside the stadium. They will rest today. The Lions will have ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Barbarians coach says Varty will be richer for experience without having played against Lions

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, James Porteous

    ... experience with the team despite not being picked to face the Lions in front of his home crowd. Varty was initially left out of the squad, then added as "standby" in case Mike Tindall ... were outclassed by the Lions, and may be regretting wasting a week in Hong Kong on the wagon under their much-trumpeted self-imposed booze ban following a dire performance in their last game ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s Rowan Varty invited to play for Barbarians against Lions

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The sevens captain will become the first local player to wear Barbarians colours when they face the British and Irish side at HK Stadium Baabaas invite HK's Varty to face the Lions Rowan Varty will turn out for the Barbarians in the historic offshore game against the British and Irish Lions on June 1 at Hong Kong Stadium. The Hong Kong sevens ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Varty set for Barbarians bench after day of torment

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... finally discovering he would be in the frame for Saturday's game against the British and Irish Lions at Hong Kong Stadium. In an astonishing turnaround of events, the Barbarians management ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong winger put through emotional wringer as he is first left out of Barbarians squad to face Lions before being put on standby Varty set for bench ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Barbarians lose honour over Varty snub

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... square inch of space while you crawl over all the drunks and dough heads. But not tonight. Even the South Stand, that raucous pit of bacchanalia, is half full and largely muted. While the Lions ... are wearing the Lions red kit and many are only in town for the weekend. There are some costumed folk but this will be more about the action on the pitch than in the stands and nearly everyone has ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong

    Left Field: Sell-out crowd for Baa-Baas match will send important message

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and Irish Lions taking on the Barbarians. This past week, the Lions vanguard arrived in Hong Kong led by head coach Warren Gatland on a scouting mission to check the facilities on offer ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The case for a new, larger stadium in Hong Kong will be strengthened if there is a full house for Lions and Baa-Baas clash in June Sell-out ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Warburton urges Lions to kill off Wallabies

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 03:55pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne Sam Warburton said on Thursday he is urging his British and Irish Lions team to finish off the Wallabies in the second Test in Melbourne this weekend and wrap up the series. Having taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, the Lions skipper wants his team to change history at the Etihad Stadium and become the first Lions team in 16 years ...




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