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  1. Sevens silverware in Hong Kong's grasp

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai The Azan- the Muslim morning call to prayer- was ringing in the dawn air as Hong Kong walked out of the arrival hall yesterday to the bus waiting to take them to the hotel where all 24 men's teams and 16 women's teams have gathered for the 2009 World Cup Sevens. But none of the others would have been accompanied by a precious cargo like the Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671684/sevens-silverware-hong-kongs-grasp
  2. Sport - Hong Kong

    Vernon Reid appointed new CEO of Hong Kong rugby

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:25pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Australian with vast experience both as an administrator and player has been hired to run the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Reid 'will be valuable asset to our growth' Hong Kong rugby boss Trevor Gregory believes the union has found the perfect match to help implement its strategic plan of growing the game in the community. A “privileged” and “very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1333550/vernon-reid-appointed-new-ceo-hong-kong-rugby
  3. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Asian Super Rugby franchise ‘a bridge too far’

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... to host a Super Rugby franchise- and it certainly wouldn't be Hong Kong- the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union said, adding that no union or sponsor was in a position to underwrite the US$100 million five-year cost of hosting the southern hemisphere competition's 18th team. Arfu president Trevor Gregory, who also chairs the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, ruled out Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1518095/asian-super-rugby-franchise-bridge-too-far
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong eye place in 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... But this has now given us extra motivation," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. "The fact that instead of a qualifying process, the best-placed teams ... and girls' under-18 competitions will be staged, with the same qualifying process for the women. Hong Kong's women's team did not qualify for the World Cup though, so are ineligible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1152036/hong-kong-eye-place-2014-nanjing-youth-olympic-games
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Handshake deal that led to riches for Hong Kong Rugby Football Union

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... HK$100 million in developing playing facilities. "We are able to do this thanks to the Hong Kong Sevens. The union was formed in 1952 and soon after a team from Hong Kong toured Japan, our ... to develop rugby in Hong Kong today." Stevenson said. From small beginnings - the profits from the 1976 tournament were around HK$6,000 - the HKRFU today boasts total net assets of HK$273 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320193/handshake-deal-led-riches-hong-kong-rugby-football-union
  6. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Lack of TV coverage hinders Asia’s hopes of joining Super Rugby family

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:34pm by Reuters

    ... right now probably can’t name one of them Trevor Gregory Gregory, who also serves as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, believes that 2021 might be a better target date for an Asian ... lived in Hong Kong for more than 30 years, said rugby was playing catch up. "The IRB are working, trying to get more stuff free to air, like Super 15 and the Six Nations, out into Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1519352/lack-tv-coverage-hinders-asias-hopes-joining-super-rugby-family
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong juniors vie for Asian Five Nations places

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 11:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of technical development and performance. The Asian Five Nations Top Five competition gets under way at the end of the month and will double up ... Hong Kong's next generation of players will get an early chance to impress selectors at the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (JWRT), to be staged for the first time in Asia – at the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1465946/hong-kong-junior-players-vie-places-asian-five-nations-squad
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - FACILITIES

    Rugby Union says Hong Kong Stadium needs 10,000 more seats to stay competitive

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Expansion by 10,000 seats at So Kon Po needed, rugby union says, as rival cities build big More stadium seats urged to stay competitive The Hong Kong ... Brian Stevenson, the president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, has called on the government for a "longer-term" solution to remedy the stadium's shortcomings, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320290/rugby-union-says-hong-kong-stadium-needs-10000-more-seats-stay
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong women aim to show their mettle in Asian Four Nations

    Posted May 16th 2014, 10:33am

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong are aiming for a top-three finish in the Women’s Asian Four Nations championship in a bid to secure their future of playing against the best in the region ... Nations,” Garvey said. Our aim is to see how far we have come and test ourselves against the likes of Kazakhstan Head coach Chris Garvey Hong Kong will be boosted by the inclusion of its national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1513320/hong-kong-women-aim-show-their-mettle-asian-four-nations
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong women’s sevens team raise expectations with first ever final

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 08:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the women's sevens programme at the Hong Kong Sports Institute had targeted a top- three finish. The team went one better after a superb outing in the semi-final where they stunned favourites Japan ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Women set bar high with first final To watch the finals and other Hong Kong games from the tournament, please click here. Even former Black Ferns star ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1580388/hong-kong-womens-sevens-team-raise-expectation-first-ever-final

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