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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Cyprus march on with unsung winning streak in international rugby

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... crushed twice in 2011. Under the rules of the International Rugby Board, the sport's governing body, competing nations must have at least four local clubs, but four of the seven ... disorganised but enthusiastic head-to-head at the less lofty levels of world rugby. And the language on the field, among the supporters and in the local pub after the international, was very much ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Asian game ‘is improving across the board’

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:29pm by John Carney

    ... the standard of rugby was in Japan. "I'd come into a Suntory team coached by a fantastic international coach, Eddie Jones. I knew the standards that he set, but I wasn't sure what ... John Carney Wallaby great George Smith has been seriously impressed with regional development of the sport after three years in Japan 'It's improving across the board ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Five things to know about Super Rugby

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:05am

    ... achieved the milestone this season. The All Blacks backrower was both New Zealand’s and the International Rugby Board’s Player of the Year last season, but remains modest and team-orientated. “This ... In a review of the match-ups, we see which teams are likely to score the points in round seven Here are five things you should know about round seven of Super Rugby this weekend. Read all ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Off-site venue to get rugby fans in the zone

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Six days of music, sports and entertainment for 30,000 people who miss out on Sevens tickets Off-site venue to get rugby fans in the zone An extra 30,000 people will be able to follow the action at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens next month at the first Hong Kong FanZone in Central. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will set up the first ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Afghans join ever-growing ‘Asian rugby family’

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Afghanistan became the newest rugby playing country in the world this weekend as the International Rugby Board and top Asian officials rejoiced at the healthy state of the game globally. Afghanistan, who signed on as the 28th member of the Asian Rugby Football Union last November, had their first taste of international rugby when they played ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens regains status as only qualification tournament for world series

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... qualifying status The Hong Kong Sevens will once again be the main focus globally after the International Rugby Board made next March's showpiece the one-and-only qualification tournament ... as that would mean Asia would have a representative. We are the only continent not to have a team in the world series yet." The International Rugby Board will likely rubber-stamp the new system ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rugby chief Gregory elected president of Asian RFU

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:22pm by WIRES

    ... of the International Rugby Board (IRB), while six are associate members and more nations are keen to join,” said Gregory. The Indonesia Rugby Union and the Brunei Rugby Union are the most recent ARFU members ... in Asian rugby after Trevor Gregory, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, was appointed president of the game’s regional governing body. Gregory was elected to the top post at the annual ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Anglo-French breakaway plan from rugby Heineken Cup not ideal: IRB chief Brett Gosper

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... rugby, entered the battle for the future of the European club game by saying that the International Rugby Board (IRB) did not want to see an Anglo-French breakaway from the Heineken Cup. English ... all of the constituents of that conversation at the moment to get together and find a resolution because we obviously believe it is in the interests of rugby to have a strong European ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Asian rugby now has ‘right man for the job’

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 08:31pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... on to the International Rugby Board (IRB). Holding the position of ARFU president could be a stepping stone to this bigger goal. And even that’s okay, for we know that he will continue to do yeoman work ... on board at the behest of Gregory and the HKRFU. This has benefited Asian rugby immensely. The A5N has been backed by HSBC for the past six years. Now they are involved in the Asian Sevens Series ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong face Rugby World Cup qualifying test run in Dubai

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a repechage match and qualify for the 2015 World Cup (15-a-side). With Japan perennially dominating Asian qualification for the World Cup, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has set its sights ... Zimbabwe are 29th, one place below Hong Kong. It will be the first time that Hong Kong will be meeting these two nations in a full international. The fourth team are hosts the United Arab Emirates, ...




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