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  1. Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Gatland warned as Wilkinson states case

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

    ... as wilkinson states case As Warren Gatland prepares to name his British and Irish Lions side to tour Hong Kong and Australia amid a growing clamour to call veteran Jonny Wilkinson into the fold, one ... but I was green as an international coach then. I now know that the position of Lions head coach is the most demanding in test rugby," he added. But he added that Gatland was "exactly the right ...

  2. 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

    ... previously stated it would not bid for the 2018 edition as it could not host two major sevens tournaments- the Hong Kong Sevens and the World Cup- in one year at the Hong Kong Stadium. "But we ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sports Institute's new rugby coaches target Olympics

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

    ... by Gareth Baber and Anna Richards, will help us qualify for the next Olympics," said Dai Rees, who this weekend will be hands-on for the last time as national sevens head coach at the Singapore Sevens, where Hong Kong will be defending their Asian Sevens crown. Ex-Wales sevens coach Baber and former New Zealand Black Fern star Richards were announced yesterday as the new head coach ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks target perfect season

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... 22-20 heading into the final quarter. But Savea- who has asthma, spent the previous week in a Paris hospital with a lung infection and missed the 26-19 win over France- then put paid to English ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    French teams turn on the style for Hong Kong crowd

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

    ... side of the break for Racing Metro. "This tour was important for our young players to push for a place in our top side," said Racing Metro head coach Laurent Labit. "The most ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Springbok legend Joost Van der Westhuizen in fight for his life

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ANDY CAPOSTAGNO

    ... his head and looked quizzically into the middle distance. "He must be a hell of a player," he said, diplomatically. In the event, Joost made the starting line-up, and his play over ... wrong. On May 12 that year Joost's publicist announced he was suffering from a muscle-related neural disease. He flew to the United States for specialist advice and doctors at the Cleveland ...

  7. 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

    ... game, a lot will be riding on the outcome for Toulouse. Head coach Guy Noves says a good win would give the side fresh momentum as they look towards the second half of the season with an eye ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    England fight back to beat Australia 20-13

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

    ... adrift had Quade Cooper kicked a penalty. But two tries in seven minutes from captain Chris Robshaw and fly half Owen Farrell turned the match on its head as England regained the Cook Cup against ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks won't take Japan lightly

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 10:13am by Associated Press

    ... in Australia. As if playing the world champions wasn’t difficult enough, Japan go into Saturday’s match without head coach Eddie Jones, who is out indefinitely after suffering a stroke last month. ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Ewen McKenzie building most disciplined Wallabies side ever, says Will Genia

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse

    ... “That is probably more of a distraction more than anything else. James has obviously chosen to head elsewhere and look after his own interests and where his future lies and good luck to him.” ...




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