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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Police, HKRFU grow ‘Don’t Drop the Ball’ initiative once more

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:32pm

    ... initiatives,” said HKRFU district development officer Lai Yiu-pang. “Its success is due to the great teamwork demonstrated by all the [stakeholders].” Professional HKRFU coaches and volunteer mentors ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    HKRFU must get the right person as chairman

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 09:35pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... importantly, the view held by those that matter- the sponsors of rugby. One such sponsor raised the question of Gregory's successor to HKRFU chief executive Vern Reid at a function some months ago. The name of Pieter Schats, former Hong Kong captain, came up in the conversation. So what if the HKRFU has thrown its support behind Schats? Most appear to agree he is the right person ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    HKRFU names its first 10 icons for new rugby Hall of Fame

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:45pm

    ... sportsmanship and support for the game. This inaugural class has set the bar very high for future nominees,” Reid said. De Rome was a driving force behind the establishment of the HKRFU and served ... of influential players from the Chinese community. Leung was one of the first players introduced to the game through the HKRFU development programme established in the 1990s and he became the first local ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Premiership Grand Final

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 01:21pm by SCMP staff

    ... Cup presentation, plus interviews with Valley’s Deano Herewini and Nick Hewson, and comments from HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory and head of performance Dai Rees. To watch Grand Final highlights from other HKRFU leagues, please click on the video link below. ...

  5. 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 ... this season in senior rugby - men's and women's - spread across eight divisions, this has placed more pressure on the provision of grounds by the HKRFU. "It is big blow that the Valley ...

  6. 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 ... The HKRFU revealed at its annual meeting that total net assets climbed to a record HK$273 million in 2012-13, up from HK$237 million in the previous year. Most of the increased revenue stemmed from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    HKRFU spreads rugby message in school exchange platform

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... HKRFU invests Sevens profits in school-exchange platform to push game With millions of dollars in profits from the Hong Kong Sevens, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is reaching out to local and international schools, offering to invest in improving and maintaining their sports facilities. In return, the schools would allow the union use of the grounds, creating a tailor-made ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Absence of many overseas fans is regrettable but won’t hurt HKRFU

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Stadium set to be only three-quarters full, but HKRFU insist they won’t be hit in pocket Travelling hordes fail to show for Lions game There won't ... of travelling supporters would translate into a financial loss for the HKRFU were dispelled by Gregory, however. The union was hit for more than HK$10 million after hosting the second Bledisloe Cup game ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    HKRFU chief Trevor Gregory raises hopes of future visits by Lions

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 03:21am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Chief Gregory says after success of Saturday's visit to city ahead of Australia tests, HKRFU is keen to schedule trips in 2017 and 2021 More ... by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union bear fruit. HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory yesterday revealed there was every intention of hosting the Lions in the future on their way to play against the giants ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COMMERCIAL DISPUTE

    Designer seeks compensation from HKRFU for Sevens passes artwork

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Artist seeks Sevens compensation A freelance designer who created the VIP passes for the Hong Kong Sevens for the past 10 years has accused the organisers of using her artwork without her permission in a bid to save money. ...




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