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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sports Institute's new rugby coaches target Olympics

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Pune this weekend. HKSI chief executive Trisha Leahy, welcoming the two coaches, said: "[The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union] has established a very ... and also coached them here. I understand how important sevens is to Hong Kong and what a strong tradition rugby has in this town," said Baber. "While the aim will be to win every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1347602/hong-kong-sports-institutes-new-rugby-coaches-target-olympics
  2. Business - Money

    Asian markets slump due to fears over central bank stimulus

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 05:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asian markets dived Thursday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei losing more than six per cent, while the dollar hit 10-week lows against the yen on expectations ... cent since hitting its peak last month, putting it in a bear market. Hong Kong shed 2.19 per cent, or 467.62 points, to end at 20,887.04 while Sydney ended 0.61 per cent lower, giving up 28.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/market-snapshot/article/1260001/asian-markets-slump-due-fears-over-central-bank
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong rugby sevens squad must nurture their self-belief

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

    ... self-belief Here we go again. This was the thought running through the mind of Brian Stevenson as he watched Hong Kong playing Japan in the semi-finals of the rugby sevens competition at the Asian Youth Games in Nanjing last month. Stevenson, the president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, was on the edge of his seat as the boys' under-17 team grimly defended a 19-12 lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320083/hong-kong-rugby-sevens-squad-must-nurture-their-self-belief
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Japan’s ‘Generation 2019’ show Hong Kong the way forward

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:27pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... had demolished Tonga 35-10 in the final, proud coach Keisuke Sawaki, a former national fly-half, called for the Japan Rugby Football Union to give this team more opportunities. “We must put ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Japan clinching the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (JWRT) last Saturday was welcome news for Hong Kong on a number of fronts. Firstly, it has shown us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1497198/japans-generation-2019-show-hong-kong-way-forward
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476348/third-placed-hong-kong-treat-their-fans-five-tries
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713122/aim-be-gr8
  7. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/594929/hong-kong-join-asian-five-nations
  8. HK team to face tough challenge in Suva Sevens tournament

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong will step into the hotbed of sevens in January after accepting an invitation by the Fiji Rugby Union to take part in the ultra-competitive Suva Sevens. The annual tournament ... of the Suva Rugby Union, said: 'The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has made an enormous contribution over the past three decades to help Fiji sevens to get where it is today. We are pleased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695502/hk-team-face-tough-challenge-suva-sevens-tournament
  9. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728814/australia-nz-rugby-clash-hk-wont-be-aired-live-television
  10. Sport - Rugby

    ‘Realistic’ Leigh Jones says Hong Kong face tough task against Japan

    Posted May 21st 2014, 10:28pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... off-day Departing head coach Leigh Jones admitted on Wednesday that Hong Kong face an enormous task to defeat Japan and book the direct berth to the 2015 Rugby World Cup for Asia, but maintained ... on a new challenge as defence coach with Japan. We will go there and give it our best shot... this team has the potential to beat anyone on the day Hong Kong head coach Leigh Jones ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1517356/realistic-leigh-jones-says-hong-kong-face-tough-task-against-japan

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