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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong join Asian Five Nations

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on the lines of the Six Nations would replace the old ARFT competition, revealed Allan Payne, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's executive director, yesterday. 'But this will be better than the Six Nations in that there will be a promotion-relegation system in place giving hope to the other teams in Asia,' said Payne. Hong Kong will join Asian champions Japan, South Korea, ...

  2. Rugby test would be a win for sport in HK

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong may be set to host another high-profile sporting event if plans to bring Australia and New Zealand together here for a rugby test match next year come to fruition. If the event ... has been lined up: annual top-quality horse-racing in the Hong Kong International Races, women's tennis in the Watson's Water Champions' Challenge and the world renowned rugby ...

  3. Hong Kong opt for speedsters

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the Asian Games in Doha last December. 'Both Colin and Keith will play a big role for us,' said Ivan Torpey, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. 'They are both ... Alvin Sallay Speed merchant Colin Bisley has been passed fit for next weekend's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens as the home team seek to avenge their loss to South Korea ...

  4. 'As good as ever'

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the four occasions the Rugby Sevens World Cup has been held, it happened right here.' Mike Rowse, director-general, InvestHK 'The Hong Kong Sevens has faced plenty of hurdles over ... to be the premier event in the IRB Sevens series. This is the one all the teams want to win.' Beth Coalter, IRB Sevens tournament operations manager 'Nothing overshadows the Hong Kong Sevens- ...

  5. Locals stake their claims

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney The changing face of Hong Kong rugby was exemplified yesterday with 12 of the 17-man training squad named for the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens eligible ... 12-man squad. 'We proved at the Asian Games we have a talented group of players coming through. These guys are the future of Hong Kong rugby,' said the Hong Kong Rugby Football ...

  6. Welsh look to Hong Kong turf for stadium inspiration

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The world-famous Millennium Stadium in Cardiff could soon boast an artificial heart, and the Welsh Rugby Union has turned to Hong Kong as it looks at the feasibility ... Rugby Football Union's headquarters, and Hong Kong Football Club. 'Hong Kong is one of the leaders in the world when it comes to playing rugby on an artificial strip and I have come ...

  7. Touch and tag makes its mark in Hong Kong

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... fast sport that requires speed and agility,' Wong said. He also said the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had taken an interest in trying to grow the sport and perhaps one day would develop a national team. Though very much a recreational sport in Hong Kong, touch rugby has greater popularity in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. In January, the Federation of International ...

  8. Big hitters return to sevens squad ahead of Singapore showdown

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Captain Nigel D'Acre and leading duo Jeff Wong and Alex Zenovic will make a welcome return to the Hong Kong sevens squad who leave today to play in the Singapore Cricket Club Sevens this weekend. D'Acre and company have not been part of the sevens programme so far this season. While their absence has not been missed- Hong Kong winning tournaments in Kuala ...

  9. Walters new Hong Kong 15s boss

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay He comes armed with a degree in genetics, but Hong Kong's new coach, John Walters, will not be looking at cloning some super-rugby players. Rather, he will have the more mundane task of licking players in the national 15s set-up into shape. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday appointed New Zealander Walters head coach of the 15s team on a two-year ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the Sevens ticketing system fair to everybody? It was really disappointing to see that an even lower allocation of tickets for the Rugby Sevens was made to the public in Hong Kong than for last year, ... whereas fans from outside Hong Kong will have many more opportunities to acquire a ticket. If the only way to ensure a ticket is to join a rugby club then that amounts to an effective surcharge ...




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