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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong has bid to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in a move described as an "insurance policy" by leading official Trevor Gregory. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had ... that have expressed an interest to tender for 2018 along with England, Fiji, Hong Kong, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the US and Wales. The 12 have also ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong launches campaign to secure berth as core Sevens team

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 05:55pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be in the company of the big boys. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday announced the 28 teams that will participate in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens from March 22-24 and Asian champions ... France, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, United States, Wales and Hong Kong. Reinforcing Hong Kong’s unique position as the largest and most international HSBC ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sevens expanded to 28 teams

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... by allowing us to play an instrumental role in the development of the world series," Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said. "The top three teams from the HSBC Asian ... tournaments- will compete for four places at the core-team qualifying final, which this time will be played alongside the London Sevens. Spain, Portugal and Canada emerged as core teams for this season ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Israel Folau re-signs with Australian Rugby Union ending talk of NRL return

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... for the Wallabies against the British & Irish Lions. Folau, a former rugby league international, has been a smash hit in union since switching codes from Australian rules football and scored two tries ... with Melbourne Storm and two seasons in the Australian Football League. He had been linked in reports with a return to the NRL and quizzed by reporters as to whether league club offers were not enticing ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sports Institute's new rugby coaches target Olympics

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Pune this weekend. HKSI chief executive Trisha Leahy, welcoming the two coaches, said: "[The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union] has established a very ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Top-flight French clubs set for Hong Kong clash

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Top-flight French clubs set for HK clash Two top French clubs, Toulouse and Racing Metro Paris, who both play in the country's premier Top 14 League, will make their debut appearances in Hong Kong when they take on each other at the Aberdeen Stadium on November 9. The request to play in the city had caught the Hong Kong Rugby Football ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Aberdeen Stadium to host Toulouse-Racing Metro rugby match

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

    ... for all". "Community is an essential part of what we want to achieve with the Natixis Rugby Cup. We've worked closely with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to ensure the local rugby ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New-look Aussies aim to come out of blocks flying

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... "I'll tell the new guys it's just another game of football, as big as it is," the lock said yesterday. "You got yourself here because you're good footballers so you've ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Pitch blackout increases burden on facilities for HKRFU ahead of new season

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKRFU struggling to keep up with demand ahead of new season - and severed power line further hampers preparations for champions Valley Pitch blackout adds to burden on facilities A severed underground power cable near the rugby pitch at Happy Valley has put further strain on the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's bid to provide its ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Quade Cooper, Israel Folau in pivotal switch at Wallabies for Saturday test match

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 11:23am by AP

    ... Ex-rugby league international and Australian Rules football convert Folau played all of his five tests on the wing, but new- and so-far winless- Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has switched him ...




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