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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Nick Hewson new captain of Hong Kong team

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:03pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Nick Hewson has been named as the new captain of Hong Kong as they chase a 2015 Rugby World Cup berth next year. Flanker Hewson was unveiled as the new 15s captain by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which is targeting a place in the repechages at next year’s qualifiers for the World Cup in England. I’m looking forward to what ...

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    Hong Kong crush Philippines in 16-try Asian Five Nations opener

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 11:39pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to a one-way victory in the opening game of the Asian Five Nations, which this year doubles up as the Asian qualifiers for the 2015 World Cup. Hong Kong dominated all facets of the game- ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong pile up century against Philippines Hong Kong hammered the Philippines 108-0 to get their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a dream start ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    New Hong Kong coach Gareth Baber determined to take team to the next level

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 10:25pm by James Porteous

    ... as coaches to discuss informally." Baber admits he never thought of becoming a coach until Leigh Jones- now national coach development manager at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union- spotted ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com Former Wales player and coach aims to pass on values of his father as Hong Kong players go pro Hong Kong rugby dives into a BRAVE NEW WORLD Building ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Teenager Hugo Stiles looking to earn first senior cap for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... under-20 fullback Hugo Stiles will be pushing for a place in the Hong Kong senior team who face an intense start to their 2015 World Cup qualifying campaign when they meet the Philippines in the opener of the Asian Five Nations Top Five tournament at home on Saturday. Stiles is one of several members of the Hong Kong squad who played at the just-concluded IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Japan 49-8 Hong Kong

    Posted May 26th 2014, 02:38pm

    ... SCMP Staff View highlights and interviews from Japan’s 49-8 Asian Five Nations victory over Hong Kong on Sunday (May 25) at the National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. The win for Asia’s number one team also earned them the region’s only automatic berth for next year’s World Cup in England. Hong Kong will now go into the RWC qualification repêchage in Uruguay. ...

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    Nine-try Hong Kong crush Singapore to capture Asia’s runners-up spot

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:28pm

    ... crown with a 49-17 victory over Japan, but it was the tournament hosts who raised the loudest cheer at Aberdeen Sports Ground on Saturday. Fourth seeds Hong Kong had started the four-nation ... in the future Hong Kong captain Christy Cheng Ka-chi In the end a narrow opening loss to Kazakhstan (13-10) prevented Hong Kong from finishing as the top women’s fifteens side in Asia, despite them ...

  9. The rules may change but the game doesn't, shrugs Deans as Hong Kong clash brings new set of parameters

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

    ... hemisphere, 23 were presented to the International Rugby Board who rejected seven including the legalising of handling in the ruck. However, the historic ANZ 2008 Hong Kong Bledisloe Cup encounter ... consequences that are different and they too are minimal,' said Deans, who will appear with the Wallabies at Hong Kong Stadium for the final clash this season against the All Blacks. Speaking ...

  10. 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 ...




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