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  1. Sri Lanka Sevens too risky for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on the war-torn island. Instead, they hope to play in a four-team tournament in Dubai, which will serve as a warm-up to the Rugby World Cup Sevens Asian qualifiers in Hong Kong in early October. 'We ... Japan and South Korea also said they would not be taking part in Sri Lanka. We are now trying to arrange a warm-up tournament in Dubai.' He said the Arabian Gulf Rugby Football Union had ...

  2. Refs dreaming of Olympic stage

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the last World Cup Sevens in Dubai.' It is the same story with Lee. The 28-year-old darling of the Hong Kong Referees' Society and an immigration officer by profession, Lee impressed everyone at the inaugural Women's World Cup Sevens in Dubai so much she was given the Cup final. If she thought that would be the highlight of her career, she was wrong. 'It's just ...

  3. Back to the future

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the International Rugby Board and win a place in other tournaments to improve exposure to top-level play. McIntosh believes the World Cup adventure in Dubai helped in highlighting the shortcomings ... Wright and Rowan Varty are full-time professionals funded by the HKRFU, was returning from a hamstring injury. He looked sharp in Dubai, but team officials believe he will be even better on his ...

  4. Lindsay-Hague's return boosts England's Sevens hopes

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Series for the first time is to be realised. Harlequins flyer Lindsay-Hague has been out of action with an injury since he helped England win the opening leg in Dubai in December. But he is fit ... at the moment which is good for him, for Quins and for us.' A huge threat with his incisive running, utility back Lindsay-Hague lifted England to their only title this season in Dubai when he ...

  5. Just like old times, but even better

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... stopover. It has reached thousands of children and hundreds of fledgling coaches, from war-torn Jaffna in Sri Lanka to skyscraper-dominated Dubai, promoting the game. While the immediate tangible ... from Hong Kong and Dubai, to Wellington and George (South Africa) to watch the action. 'By 2016, we want to see bigger audiences and higher TV figures. We want to establish sevens in its ...

  6. Hook determined to follow Welsh greats

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... comeback from 28-12 behind. His adventurous attacking style has made a big impact on the IRB circuit this season, helping Wales win the Bowl finals in both Dubai and George. With 53 points, he was the top scorer in Dubai, and picked up another 46 in South Africa. A regular for Wales at under-21 level, Hook is expected to graduate to regional rugby soon after signing a development contract ...

  7. Samurai to play in HK to honour ex-coach

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay British select team Samurai International RFC will play in memory of former Wales Sevens coach Colin Hillman at this month's GFI Hong Kong Football Club Tens. Hillman, who died in July after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, was part of the Welsh national sevens set-up which won the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai last March. He was also a longstanding ...

  8. Celebrations as HK book World Cup spot

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Final defeat to Japan can't spoil excitement of making Dubai It's not quite One Thousand and One Nights away, but Hong Kong will be embarking on their own Arabian Nights adventure after they booked their berth for the 2009 World Cup Sevens in Dubai yesterday. A magical display of pace, power and raw commitment gave Hong Kong a 26-0 victory over Taiwan ...

  9. Unsung heroes to savour HK limelight

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay There was no ticker-tape parade for Wales when they retuned home after winning the World Cup Sevens in Dubai. There was no open-top bus ride through the streets of Cardiff. ... believed it until we beat New Zealand in the quarter-finals. 'We didn't know what to do with ourselves,' added Thomas, reflecting on the post-match scenes in Dubai. 'I went out ...

  10. Wales add to growing silverware collection

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... to beat Kenya 15-5, adding the plate title to the bowls won in Dubai and George, and the plate title at the recent Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. It's the first silverware Wales have won ... in XVs.' The captain said the team had improved since their bowl win in Dubai last November. 'We've learned a lot since the first tournament,' Chapman said. 'It's a steep ...




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