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  1. Hong Kong fans ecstatic but Kiwis are already calling it a 'travelling circus'

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay While Hong Kong fans were reacting with joy at the mouthwatering prospect of watching test-rugby, fans in rugby-mad New Zealand were united in giving the thumbs down ... fixture will be delightfully irrelevant- the Bledisloe will be over three months before this game is even played.' Hong Kong rugby fan Nigel Clarke, however, was delighted at the opportunity ...

  2. Chan's retirement 'a huge shame' for Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong rugby has lost Chan Fuk-ping for good. The SAR's most famous Chinese player has 'retired' from the game and is now working in Macau, having turned his ... Kong Rugby Football Union. There had been indications earlier that Chan would forsake the sport which made him famous- he had a stamp issued with his image on it two seasons ago- after he ...

  3. HK rugby team chase sun to lift ranking

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... feature Brazil, Kenya and hosts the United Arab Emirates. The tournament, the brainchild of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and its counterpart in the UAE, will become an annual event ... games against the UAE on December 9, Kenya four days later and Brazil on December 16. 'This tournament will not only give Hong Kong the perfect build-up to the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top ...

  4. Third-placed Hong Kong treat their fans to five tries

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in ably and Hong Kong's forwards quickly took control in both the set pieces as well as at the breakdown. It took some time for the home team to settle down. Over-zealous play in the first 15 ... Alvin Sallay There were no tricks, only a treat, as Hong Kong celebrated Halloween's night with a composed and spirited 29-5 victory over Taiwan to take third place at the Asian ...

  5. HK narrowly defeated in rugby cup match

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Development at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, said the future of Hong Kong rugby was bright. 'Youth rugby officers and cadets have been recruited by the union to establish a better link ... rugby tournament at Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley. Past encounters between the two sides have been lopsided affairs as the Hong Kong Schoolboys have been unable to match the tactical ...

  6. Hong Kong close to series finale

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... said Allan Payne, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director. The current three-year cycle of the IRB Sevens ends this year and the whole series is being reviewed. An IRB source revealed ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong could be the finale to the IRB Sevens next year. It is understood that the International Rugby Board is leaning towards making the 'Jewel in the Crown' ...

  7. Hong Kong open Five Nations with victory in Almaty

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong began their HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition on a winning note by defeating 13-man Kazakhstan 23-10 in Almaty yesterday. Tries from new captain Tom McColl and Peter McKee helped Hong Kong pull off a stunning victory over the hosts, who finished runners-up to Japan last year. The scale of the achievement was underlined by the fact that it was only the second ...

  8. Pannell powers Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Local rugby union squad played their first match against Tunisia in difficult conditions and came away with a hard-fought victory The Hong Kong 15s rugby union team defeated ... games are important for our preparations,' said Hong Kong coach John Walters. It was the local team's first rugby test against Tunisia and the hot, humid conditions made it tough ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Gulf warn Hong Kong to be wary of Kazakhstan

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... after Hong Kong had beaten the Arabian Gulf in the opening encounter in the HSBC Asian Five Nations 20-12. Hong Kong returned home last night fully satisfied at having secured the five points ... by Leung and Rowan Varty, sealed the win. 'For a bunch of guys who train irregularly, we did well,' said Gulf captain Diarmuid O'Malley, pleased that his team had given Hong Kong ...




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