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  1. Making a splash

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Portugal's Diogo Mateus succumbs to a Japan tackle in their warm-up match ahead of next weekend's Cathay Pacific/Credit Hong Kong Sevens. Heavy rain washed out the scheduled hit-out at Tai Hang Tung sports ground - but thanks to organisers of the annual Country of Origin tournament, the teams were able to practice at King's Park. Portugal's squad ...

  2. Pool C

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will need all the support they can get if they are to finish in the plate ahead of Portugal and Japan. ...

  3. Sri Lanka Sevens too risky for Hong Kong

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

    ... 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 ... I will name the final squad for the World Cup qualifiers then,' McIntosh said. Portugal, Wales, Georgia, Italy and Ireland have already booked their berths at the Dubai World Cup Sevens on March ...

  4. Sevens contracts backfire as England slump to shock defeat

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... England's move to contract players for the first time in sevens came embarrassingly unstuck against Portugal, who stunned the crowd favourites 14-12 on the opening day of the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens yesterday. It left England coach Ben Ryan mortified and struggling to come to terms with how England, who have have seven players centrally contracted by the Rugby Football ...

  5. Americans emerge as threat to champs Fiji

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

    ... Alvin Sallay An expected cakewalk into the Cup quarter-finals has suddenly turned into a minefield for defending champions Fiji, who will come up against high-flying United States in their final pool game. Fiji thought they had it easy being drawn with Thailand, Portugal and the United States in pool C. On paper it looked a cakewalk, that is until the Americans stormed ...

  6. Back to the future

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

    ... are the two main targets. As warm-ups go, it won't come any tougher than games against Argentina, Portugal and Tonga in the preliminary round today and tomorrow. When you target Tonga as the game to win, as Hong Kong have done, then you realise this is truly a hard group. 'It is a difficult pool. Both Argentina and Portugal did very well at the World Cup and will be hard ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport

    Washout for big names in HSBC Sevens World Series

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... cheerleaders doing it Gangnam style, acrobats juggling with footballs, 50,000 fans doing their best to impersonate everyone from Elvis to the Dictator- and then there were seven men in white trying ... The milkman had better take a long holiday. Losses to South Africa and Portugal saw England's hopes of a hat-trick of Cup wins washed away in the torrential rain on the opening day. It was one ...

  8. 'This victory is for Christchurch'

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... We have to back this victory up with a good performance in Adelaide which we still haven't won.' New Zealand had earlier brushed aside Portugal 33-5 in the quarter-finals to set up ... Australia, 15-12. In the VIP stands, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union bosses Brian Stevenson and Trevor Gregory were doing the twist with Cathay Pacific head honcho Tony Tyler and Timothy Fok ...

  9. McQueen wraps up spot in HK squad

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at university in Australia. But he has come back strongly and pushed Hong Kong Football Club winger Adam Raby out of the team who lost to Japan in the final of the East Asian Games last December. ... this time is to go one better than last year when we defeated Portugal and Tonga in the pool games, but then just collapsed on the Sunday against Canada in the quarter-finals of the Plate ...


    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Punta del Este, Argentina. Among the tournament qualifiers were four RWC first-timers- the Cook Islands, Portugal, Morocco and Zimbabwe. Teams were divided into eight pools of three ... impressive, not conceding a point in reaching the cup quarter-finals and scoring 205 in accounting for Portugal, Hong Kong, Namibia and Wales. At the heart of Fiji's progression was their captain ...




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