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  1. Sport - Rugby - RUGBY UNION

    Wallaby Beale fined but escapes ban for offensive text

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 12:10am by Reuters

    ... A supremely gifted back who was first signed by the New South Wales Waratahs as a 16-year-old schoolboy, Beale has played at flyhalf, centre, winger and fullback for the Wallabies since he won his first cap in 2009. He has had his fair share of off-field problems as well, most notably when he was suspended by the Melbourne Rebels for punching two team mates after a match in South Africa ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Leighton Asia HKCC, Hong Kong Scottish and Kowloon kick off Premiership season with wins

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 01:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... to a narrow victory. In his first season coaching HKCC, Deacon Manu said he was happy to see his team play well from the start. "We always want to start well, and to get a win against such a good ... was another man with reason to smile on the opening day. His side trailed 3-17 in the first half, but bounced back to secure a hard-earned 26-22 win over NATIXIS Hong Kong Football Club. ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Lucky Lions lap up 23-21 victory over Wallabies in first test

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... draw first blood Warren Gatland's initial feeling when the whistle blew on the British & Irish Lions' 23-21 victory over Australia yesterday might have been one of relief, ... three-match contest, such tiny shifts in fortune could help the tourists to a first series win since 1997. In his duties as coach of Wales, Gatland has become all too familiar with losing to Australia ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    French teams turn on the style for Hong Kong crowd

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 10:31pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... international stars on parade mostly from the Pacific Islands as well as South Africa. When Racing Metro refused to take the first penalty awarded by local referee Toby Lothian in front of goal, ... organisers of the Natixis Cup, inundated with mercis for putting on the first-ever clash of two top European club teams in Hong Kong, if not Asia, have promised more. "This will not be the last ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    HKRFU opt not to raise Sevens ticket costs

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

    ... Despite surging costs, HKRFU opts to retain present levels until 2015 but warns there will have to be strict controls on expenditure Prices for Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tickets ... expenditure, which for the first time had increased more than revenue. "We made a net operating surplus of just over HK$41 million but increases in revenue were offset by increasing costs ... ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Ireland’s coach says they can recover from defeat

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Dublin

    ... things right against the All Blacks, who come to Dublin seeking to become the first side to go through a calendar year having won every test. “There’s more work to be done as we are a work ... could put a few fingers into a few pies as to things that went wrong. We failed to find touch with our first kick and then lost our first lineout which gave them the initiative. “We were guilty ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Australia seek to build momentum against Ireland

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... already had a mauling in the press following a disappointing Rugby Championship campaign. However, that would change were the Australians to beat the Irish and post their first back-to-back wins ... to the challenge and also to the opportunity of building some momentum by winning back-to-back games for the first time this year," said McKenzie. The match also has a fascinating backdrop as McKenzie ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    England fight back to beat Australia 20-13

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 12:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The Wallabies bid for a grand slam falls at the first hurdle at Twickenham England launched their November rugby union campaign with a come from behind 20-13 victory over Australia at Twickenham on Saturday as the Wallabies’ bid for a grand slam fell at the first hurdle. England were 13-6 down early in the second half and would have been 10 points ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    England coach looks on the positive side after spluttering win over Argentina

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 02:04am

    ... a sparkling first half and spluttering second carried them to a 31-12 win over Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday. The hosts started quickly and scored three good tries before the interval but lost ... England defence coach Andy Farrell was impressed by the way his players took the game to the powerful Argentina forwards. “First half we settled down brilliantly,” he said. “Argentina were hanging ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Toulouse hope to end road drought against Racing Metro in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 12:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to an end when they take on Racing Metro in the Natixis Cup clash at Aberdeen Stadium on Saturday Even though this encounter- the first time two French clubs will meet in Hong Kong- is not a league ... them in Hong Kong, and hopefully this will be the first step on the road for us as we look one day to winning some silverware too," said Ronan O'Gara, assistant coach of Racing Metro. ...




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