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  1. Sport - Other Sport

    Washout for big names in HSBC Sevens World Series

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the second successive tournament in the HSBC Sevens World Series. At the opening leg Down Under in October, England ended in the Bowl final, losing to Spain. Things got worse at their happy hunting ...

  2. Just like old times, but even better

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The prodigal son has returned. 'We have come full circle,' says Giles Morgan, the bank's global head of sponsorship, referring to HSBC's return to its rugby roots. ... have combined their financial might and high-flying profile to support the world's best-known and most-fun sevens tournament. They were partners from 1980 to 1997, when HSBC didn't ...

  3. Ex-captain's injury leaves Sevens team hamstrung

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Former Hong Kong captain Mark Wright will need a 'miracle' to play in this month's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens after returning ... as the hosts go in hunt of one of three core-team berths in the HSBC Sevens World Series in 2013. His absence plus continuing doubts over the fitness of Mark Goosen could leave Hong Kong sorely lacking ...

  4. Philippines in hk Sevens debut

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Philippines, Asia's new success story, and Guyana will make their debuts at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens in March, a development ... invited by the IRB, under whose patronage the HSBC Sevens World Series is being held with the March 23-25 event being the sixth stop in the nine-leg series. Guyana won the North American Caribbean ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Canada won't take Hong Kong lightly at Sevens, says coach

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Coach says his side will prepare as if the home side were a top-level team Canada won't take HK lightly at Sevens Canada will not take Hong Kong and their "40,000 supporters" lightly, said head coach Geraint John, who added the hosts of this week's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens were unlucky not to be part of the IRB World Series ...

  6. Hong Kong dazzle under scrutiny of player-cam

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the opening day of the HSBC Asian Sevens Series tournament. 'I think our performance rose 20 per cent due to the player-cam,' said Rees with a smile. With an eye on the Cathay Pacific/HSBC ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong must match opponents up front in Emirates cup

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... shifted to 15s. The year-ending four-nation precursor to the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five campaign is the first step on the road to the 2015 World Cup. The 28-strong squad which left last ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today our editors will be keeping their eyes on ... HSBC banks on the Hong Kong Sevens HSBC today gets its hands on one of the hottest properties in town: the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens. The global banking giant will sign a multi-year, multimillion-dollar deal with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to join long-time supporter Cathay Pacific as co-title sponsors. When HSBC claimed ...

  9. Sri Lanka suspended from IRB

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Sri Lanka has been suspended as a full member of the IRB, but will still play in next month's HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition, which includes Hong Kong. The world governing body stripped Sri Lanka of its status after the country's union failed to conduct board elections in accordance with IRB by-laws. 'This downgrading will have no effect on Sri ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Jewel in crown helps propel massive growth

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

    ... had never been attached to a Hong Kong team until last year, when the sevens squad won the HSBC Asian Sevens Series, pipping Japan to the prized spot. Today, the Rowan Varty-led squad ... automatic qualification - by virtue of being Asian champions - to the last leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in London in May, when the qualifying tournament to unearth the three new core teams ...




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