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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Pack mentality key if Hong Kong are ever to reach a World Cup

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 09:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... against teams ranked above us in the world rankings. This is the conclusion from the two test matches Hong Kong lost 31-10 and 39-27. In total we scored five tries, four in the second test, all coming from broken play and created by the backs. It is not surprising, considering the majority of the backline are fully professional, training at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, while most ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hectic schedule for Hong Kong cricketers

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 10:58pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... no time to catch their breath as Hong Kong's mushrooming international cricket fixtures see them taking on Nepal in three Twenty20 internationals in Sri Lanka this week followed by a 50-over match. The senior squad returned to Hong Kong for just one day from Australia, before leaving straight away to Colombo for the next stage of an increasingly busy schedule as they prepare ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong make it tough for Russia before conceding series

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 12:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Performance shows local side would not be out of place playing in a second-tier World Cup HK make it tough for Russia before conceding series Hong Kong ... and the Ustinov Cup at Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday. For 10 magnificent minutes, early in the second half, Hong Kong's dangerous backs showed what damage they could do if they had enough ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Young Hong Kong stars have what it takes

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:26pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... for Hong Kong. The two teenagers come from different backgrounds and play different sports. Yet they evoked the same feeling of optimism this week and this bodes well for their individual codes. ... the spirits of everyone who comes in touch with them Rath, from afar, has been a shining beacon as Hong Kong crumbled against Papua New Guinea in two one-day international matches in Townsville, ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: HK should follow Australia's lead on being flexible with elite athletes

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 07:52pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the day we respect James' right to make his own decision, although we haven't got to agree with it." It seems in Hong Kong we will go to any lengths to make a point, even ... Kong? What if an athlete decided he/she didn't want to train at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) and preferred to train elsewhere? Does this ring a bell? We have had a hue and cry ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Tigers hope new recruit Tyler Spitz can help end winless streak

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 12:31pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Tigers hope Spitz can help end winless streak Rugby life for Tyler Spitz in Hong Kong has started back to front: having first represented the national ... on Saturday. Hong Kong-born Spitz made his international debut against Russia last Saturday having arrived a few days earlier from Australia. Tigers' coach Chris Davies is unsure if the former ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Battling Tigers still searching for first win despite bold fightback

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 01:05am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the Hong Kong Premiership after Natixis HKFC pulled off a 16-8 win over Leighton Asia HKCC at Sports Road. HKCC's first defeat this season leaves them on 28 points, one above Scottish, three ... that and we have to push on now. But once more it is ‘nearly’ Tigers coach Chris Davies Gifted to the club by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, Spitz did not score tries or have a fairy-tale debut ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Man with the finishing touch hopes for free-flowing second test

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 09:52pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rowan Varty cannot remember the exact number of tries he has scored for Hong Kong. He started playing when statistics were not all that important, but when pressed the winger is willing to hazard a guess. “Around 20 or so,” he said after his superb solo effort against Russia last Saturday at King’s Park. Varty has been one of the Hong Kong’s best finishers since he made his ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Indian cricket great Kapil Dev follows his passion for golf

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 01:40am by Alvin Sallay

    ... hockey and cricket grounds, everything. That is why I don't have time to be involved in cricket. But I find time to play golf. It is my passion now," he says. Before arriving in Hong Kong last week, he was in Melbourne with the prime ministers of Australia and India, Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi, who used cricket to underline the close ties between the two countries. ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    IRB urged to set up second-tier World Cup

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 12:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong and Russia, now playing a two-test series, want governing body to help lift standards of teams ranked outside top 20 IRB urged to set up second-tier World Cup Hong Kong and Russia have urged the International Rugby Board to introduce a World Cup for second-tier countries. Officials from both sides said on Friday that a second-tier ...




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