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  1. Sport - Rugby - WOMEN'S SEVENS

    Canada cruise home to take second Women’s Sevens title in a row

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:06pm

    ... John Carney It was one-way traffic in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Women’s Rugby Sevens Cup final when defending champions Canada proved much too strong for France and eased to a 24-0 ... better for a gallant French side in the second half as Canada kept up the pressure. Bianca Farella sealed the win for the Canadians with a try that was converted by Steacy to make it 19-0. Hannah ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Champions Canada return, Kenya to make debut in Women’s Sevens

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:33pm

    ... Staff Reporter Eleven national teams from five continents will join hosts Hong Kong in the 17th annual Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Women’s Sevens next month. Defending champions Canada ... Mitchell said. Of the teams coming to Hong Kong, Canada and Ireland have been elevated to core-team status on the IRB Women’s Sevens Series on the strength of their strong performances ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - WOMEN'S SEVENS

    Perfect as Canada romp past Aussies

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline The Maple Leaf didn't concede a single point in snatching Women's Cup, beating Australia in final while Asian teams have catching up to do Perfect as Canada romp past Aussies Women's rugby took centre stage for 14 fleeting minutes last night: long enough for Canada to deliver a hiding to second-ranked Australia; not long enough for the World ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Canada won't take Hong Kong lightly at Sevens, says coach

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Coach says his side will prepare as if the home side were a top-level team Canada won't take HK lightly at Sevens Canada will not take Hong Kong ... Canada and Spain- both qualifiers last year to core-team status- as games to win. The other team in Hong Kong's preliminary-round pool are defending champions Fiji. John said: "We know ...

  5. Canada lose record-holder Thompson to injury

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Canada's world record holder Shane Thompson will be missing in action at the World Cup after he was forced to make a late withdrawal because of a leg injury suffered last week. Thompson holds the record for the most number of individual tournament appearances- 46- at the IRB Sevens. His absence will be a blow to Canada, who last year shocked Fiji at the Hong Kong ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - Women’s Sevens

    Tough start for Hong Kong women against Maple Leafs

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:32pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Newly professional squad are hoping to match top-ranked defending champions Canada HK women up against dominant Maple Leafs You only get better by playing against the best and that is exactly what the newly professional Hong Kong women’s sevens team are up against on Friday as they face top-ranked Canada and Kazakhstan at the 2014 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - WOMEN'S SEVENS

    It’s two in a row for the mighty Maple Leafs

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:47pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Victory was hardly a surprise as Canada aim for 2016 Rio Games It's two in a row for the mighty Maple Leaf squad The mighty Maple Leafs triumphed for the second year running at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Women's Rugby Sevens, with Canada scoring a convincing 24-0 win in the main stadium against France last night. With the resources available to the fully ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens 2014 results

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28pm

    ... 17-12 Tunisia E 17:40 Russia 45-10 Barbados E 18:02 Zimbabwe 19-14 Chile D 18:24 USA 26-12 Samoa C 18:46 Canada 35-7 Portugal B 19:08 Australia 28-14 Spain A 19:30 Kenya 24-0 Sri Lanka D 20:20 ... Samoa D 11:34 USA 10-15 Scotland C 12:18 England 21-7 Portugal C 12:40 Canada 14-7 Argentina B 13:02 South Africa 22-14 Spain B 13:24 Australia 26-0 France A 13:46 Fiji 56-0 Sri Lanka A 15:14 ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - WOMEN'S SEVENS

    Hong Kong women take giant step forward with Bowl glory

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:17pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... in their game. Improvement was obvious from the now-professional team in pool games against World Cup runners-up Canada and Asia's top-ranked Kazakhstan, only a quivering confidence and odd lapses ... had [at the tournament]." Richards' aim was for her charges to "improve every game", and they did. In the pool game against [eventual Cup winners] Canada, they matched ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    England’s ‘low key’ progress soothes Tom Mitchell

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 12:26am by Mathew Scott

    ... which saw them grind their way through the group stage yesterday, rather than cruise, with victories over Portugal (21-7) and Canada (14-12) to set up a quarter-final clash with South Africa ... Canada- including the one that allowed their fans to draw another breath- to keep his tally ticking over nicely. Mitchell said he was soaking up everything he could during his second visit to Hong ...




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