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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Notion that Japanese Super Rugby team is good for the whole of Asia is rubbish

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:11pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... How will Hong Kong benefit from our closest rivals testing themselves week-in, week-out against the best? Japan’s entry into an expanded Super Rugby competition in 2016 is likely to lengthen the growing divide between Asia’s number one team and the rest of the region. What will this mean for Hong Kong? It will be hugely beneficial for Japan and its national team to have ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    More quality matches for Hong Kong in revamped Asian championship

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 10:55pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com More quality in 'Top Three' battle Hong Kong will get two bites at Asian powerhouse Japan in a streamlined 15-a-side Asian rugby championship next season. The Top Five competition will now be a Top Three: perennial champions Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong- who will play on a home-and-away basis. "This is better for us as we ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    IRB urged to set up second-tier World Cup

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 12:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... (20)- needed more opportunities to play outside their own region, so they could learn and develop quicker. Hong Kong play annually in the Asian Five Nations, but have always lost out to Japan ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Man with the finishing touch hopes for free-flowing second test

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 09:52pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... the inaugural year of the Asian Five Nations, Varty recorded a memorable hat-trick against Japan – a proud moment for player and country as not many Asians before or since have jolted the Japanese ... are to beat teams ranked higher than us, something which we have failed in our last three attempts this season, losing to Japan, Uruguay and now Russia. Varty says: “It is well within our reach. ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Russia’s brand of tough love just what Hong Kong need

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 07:16pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... and he first announced himself when he made it into the squad to play Japan in Tokyo in the Asian Five Nations finale. This week, Lachlan’s elder brother Duncan, joins him at The Rock from ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - NETBALL

    Hong Kong must play smart to reach World Netball Championships

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:12pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... we have the team to beat the top three teams in Asia on any given day and we need to believe in ourselves," Wong said. Hong Kong are drawn with India, Japan, Vietnam and the hosts ... but I believe the format of the competition will suit our team," Wong said. "We need to make sure we win our games against India, Japan and Vietnam and make it to the crossover semi-finals ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Changes afoot for our game at home and abroad

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... we were involved in the Pac Rim competition alongside the United States, Canada and Japan. “Hong Kong rugby has given me a lot,” says Schats. Indeed. He met his wife Robyn, one of Valley’s ...

  8. Sport - China

    Alberto Mina all set to hit the big time in Macau UFC debut

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 10:26pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... in a welterweight bout against Shinsho Anzai of Japan at Macau's CotaiArena. That much was assured at yesterday's weigh-in, which saw both fighters cleared for battle, at 170 and 171 pounds ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall throws hat into ring for permanent coaching role

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:07pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... steered Hong Kong to a second-place finish in Asia behind Japan, to claim the repêchage spot for the first time. Jones left to join Japan as their defence coach. Despite the 25-point margin ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Montevideo playing field a step too far from level

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 06:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... against Japan and it seems to be a recurring theme with only a penalty from Chris McAdam to show for our efforts. Questions should also be asked about the appointment of Argentine referee ...




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