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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens regains status as only qualification tournament for world series

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com March event will be only qualification tournament for aspiring nations to join HSBC world series after criticism of set-up last season HK Sevens regains ... for aspiring nations to become part of the HSBC Sevens World Series. The jewel-in-the-crown status of the Hong Kong Sevens was slightly tarnished last season when the IRB plumped for a complicated ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong has medal chance in women's rugby at 2014 Asian Games

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 10:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... on to overcome Japan in the Cup final. In September, at the first leg of the HSBC Women's Sevens Series in Thailand, China beat Hong Kong 17-12 thanks to a golden try in extra time. "These ... behind. This is due to the increased competition for places," Jury said. "While our short-term goal is to finish the Women's Sevens Series [in Pune, India] with a top-two finish, ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    World Cup memories inspire new Aussie skipper

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 12:21pm

    ... at Twickenham, with the former prop, who replaced New Zealander Robbie Deans after the Lions series, a member of the Wallaby side that beat England in the climax of the 1991 tournament. “Yeah, he never ... 2-1 series win and was in no doubt of his quality. “I think losing Geoff Parling, he’s a guy I’ve got huge respect for, in terms of his playing and his line-out direction, to lose a real ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    'Strong chance' British Lions will stop over in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... "Australia didn't have enough big games before the test series began and playing the Barbarians here was perfect. The question always was the logistics of stopping over in Hong Kong ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies squeak past Pumas to end winless streak

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... going to be a classic but a try from Israel Folau and nine points from the boot of Christian Leali'ifano gave Ewen McKenzie his first victory as Wallabies coach. After a series defeat ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Winning not everything as Kiwis aim to raise game at Rugby World Cup Sevens

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... favourites having clinched this season's HSBC Sevens World Series. But despite winning 11 of the 14 World Series titles, they have won only one of the five previous World Cups. In XVs, the Kiwis ... "Yes, we are like the All Blacks. We have dominated the world of rugby over the past few years, winning the World Series more often than not. But all that doesn't matter this weekend. What ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies' new coach drops Robinson

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Wallabies' new coach drops Robinson Experienced prop Benn Robinson was overlooked as new coach Ewen McKenzie named eight uncapped players in his inaugural 30-man Wallabies squad yesterday for this month's Rugby Championship. Robinson, who played in the recent losing series against the British & Irish Lions and is a veteran of 59 ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - Rugby

    A craze befitting the Sevens

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 04:09pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... it the Harlem Shake will be shaking down Hong Kong Stadium this weekend. It’s the dance anyone can do; you can’t do it right, and you can’t do it wrong. It gives people with two left feet the chance to look like they have the moves. It gives hope to people like me who dance worse than blow-up human-like forms that flutter in the breeze outside used-car lots and trade shows. In Chinese New ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Rugby stars back plans for calendar changes

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... started all three tests in the British and Irish Lions' recent test series win over Australia, agreed. "We see this initiative as beneficial for the global game," the flyhalf said. ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong beefs up Mumbai Sevens squad after 6 players get injured

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of injured is worthy of a roll-call at an emergency ward as Hong Kong bid to put the icing on the cake at the last ranking event in the HSBC Asian Sevens Series by knocking defending champions Japan ... Islands- as Asia's number one sevens team and enter the fourth leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Singapore (in November), which doubles as the regional qualifiers for Rugby World Cup Sevens ...




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