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  1. Rugby team confident they can deliver historic victory

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... played in, for it is a potential turning point for rugby in Hong Kong.' A gold medal victory by the men's rugby sevens team would be a momentous occasion - the first time a team sport ... is confident Hong Kong have got the measure of everyone after a sustained build-up over the past year culminating in the Singapore Cricket Club Sevens this weekend. 'Japan have been the only team ...

  2. Hong Kong to thank after jersey collection triggers strong interest in Rwanda rugby

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... their Valley jerseys. Rugby is booming in Rwanda - thanks to the generosity of the local rugby community and Ruth Mitchell, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's director of development whose ... - Rwanda's national team - to Hong Kong in March on a groundbreaking trip. 'Even though most of it is second-hand stuff, it is still better than what the players could afford and had. ...

  3. Aim to be GR8

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... announced this month, the Japan Rugby Football Union said the target was to reach the last eight of the 2019 World Cup. The national side have represented Asia at all previous World Cups but have ... Jones will be involved with the Sandy Bay mini-rugby club this morning, meet Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees and take part in a Q&A with former Scotland coach Frank Hadden tomorrow, as well ...

  4. Australia-NZ rugby clash in HK won't be aired live on television

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Tomorrow's Bledisloe Cup rugby union international between New Zealand and Australia, to be played at the Hong Kong Stadium, will not be shown live on television ... HK$1,000 and HK$1,250- have deterred some spectators, but Hong Kong Rugby Union chairman Trevor Gregory is optimistic that the absence of live coverage will encourage more fans to turn out. ...

  5. Rees targets South Korea in Asian Five Nations as a 'must-win' match

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay There will be no room for a false start when Hong Kong take on South Korea in their opening game of this year's HSBC Asian Five Nations tier-one competition, head coach ... hopes,' Rees said. The schedule for the five-team tournament- it will also double up as the Asian zone qualifying event for the 2011 World Cup- sees Hong Kong facing a tough opener at home ...

  6. Even in the digital battle All Blacks are dominating Wallabies

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo There's a lot more to marketing rugby these days than advertising, media relations or sponsorships, says Hong Kong-based Kiwi Jeremy Woolf, a social media and digital ... to the Wallabies' 1,370.' Says an Aussie rugby supporter living in Hong Kong: 'I don't understand why there's so few clips about Australian rugby on YouTube. If you look at the All ...

  7. Baptism of fire awaits Hsieh as HK tackle Japan

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in February's tour of Taiwan with the Hong Kong 'A' team. 'We need to get the ball away from the contact area as quickly as possible against Japan, and Kenneth is the ideal person to do ... two physical games against the Arabian Gulf and Kazakhstan. 'Tim has gone through the pain barrier and we want to give him as much time as possible to recover,' Hong Kong head coach ...

  8. Three HK forwards may miss Japan showdown

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong could travel to Tokyo for the crucial last game against Japan in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition on May 22 missing three of the back five forwards ... Rees. 'But we will definitely miss Nick Hewson and Nigel Clarke.' Fortunately, Hong Kong have cover in all departments. Kwok Ka-chun, who has so far come off the bench in all three ...

  9. Bledisloe Cup return a boost for HK profile

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's position as a global rugby destination will be strengthened with the return of the Bledisloe Cup in October, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director ... and sponsorship. All three unions- Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong- officially confirmed yesterday the Bledisloe Cup would return after the International Rugby Board gave its blessing. 'We got ...

  10. China team bank on Societe General for sponsorship support

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... planning and endless strategy not only makes for a good game of rugby; it makes this place tick. Proving that Hong Kong is a league of nations in every aspect, French bank Societe Generale employs people from about 20 countries here. Recently, the bank started sponsoring the China national rugby sevens team. Head of mergers and acquisitions in Asia Pacific, Richard Lewis, said: 'SG ...




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