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  1. Sport - Rugby

    IRB urged to set up second-tier World Cup

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

    ... 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 ... Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance and technical development. "A cross-continental competition for say 12 countries would help lift and develop the game in second ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

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

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

    ... being full-time, we have that edge, so when the play is more broken it plays into our hands and we can make the most of it,” Varty said of Hong Kong’s response in the second half after trailing 26-3 at the break. And he’s right. First, we started to take a more adventurous and positive outlook, with the intention of counter-attacking at every opportunity. The second factor was Russia ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Battling Tigers still searching for first win despite bold fightback

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

    ... down. They fought back valiantly, but Scottish hung on for a 30-17 win to leave Tigers still seeking their first win this season. That victory at The Rock lifted Scottish to second place ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Indian cricket great Kapil Dev follows his passion for golf

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

    ... the potential and the ability. But they will have to play hard for one month at a very high level." In 2011, India won the World Cup for the second time in Mumbai. Playing in home conditions ...

  5. 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 ... of the forwards – except Nick Hewson (who sat out the second test through injury) and Jack Capon (who came on in the second test) – are not. If the two encounters were just between the opposing backs, ...

  6. 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

    ... of the year but has now emerged as a possible opening batsman after a fine half-century in only his second ODI against PNG. He goes to Harrow, one of England's top boarding schools, and was given ... Olympics and at last month's Asian Games in Incheon she returned home with three bronze medals. This week has shown the flame of hope shines strongly in many quarters Fluent in English ...

  7. 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 showed they would not be out of place if a second-tier World Cup was established as they ran Russia ragged before losing 39-27 to give the visitors a clean sweep of the two-test series ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Siobhan Haughey ready to step up with Michigan move

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 09:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... But going to the US is important and is the next chapter in my life and I'm sure it will help me improve and swim faster," said Haughey, who last year swam a personal best of 54.47 seconds ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Empty stadium seats don't help

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 08:28pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... allocation. When the Barclays Asia Trophy was held here last summer, it was run by the English Premier League, which set ticket prices, allocated tickets etc. Last week, it was Kitchee who ran ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - MULTISPORT

    Budding all-rounder Jason Yuan pushes the boundaries on the pitch

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 09:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... A winter spent forsaking his holidays for extra training paid huge dividends when he broke into the B team the next season. "After that I was involved with the school's second XI ...




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