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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong women edge into the semi-finals to set up showdown with Japan

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:22pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... a morale-boosting victory in the final pool game and finish unbeaten. The result gives them an easier semi-final on Thursday when they go up against Japan, a side they defeated at the Women's Asian Sevens Series in August. "We have a very good chance of beating Japan," head coach Anna Richards said. "We have showed we have the capability, and we are playing better than we did ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    'Magnificent' Morrison inspires HK to victory over Japan in India

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Teenager plays a pivotal role in city's morale-boosting 24-14 victory over rivals Japan to lift the India Sevens, auguring well for Singapore finale ... performance helped Hong Kong defeat Japan 24-14 to win the India Sevens and keep alive their hopes of retaining their HSBC Asian Sevens Series crown. Morrison, 19, scored the crucial try just after ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Depleted Hong Kong Sevens squad loses in final seconds to Japan

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Same old story as HK lose at death to Japan It was an all-too-familiar tale for Hong Kong, who lost a gripping final 14-10 to Japan after being reduced ... the Japan try-line was lost and the ball was turned over, resulting in the breakaway winning try. "I guess you could say it is the same-old, same-old," said disappointed coach Alex Gibbs. ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hosts Russia win Bowl title at Rugby World Cup Sevens

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... winning in style. Russia stormed to a 29-5 victory over Japan to win the Bowl title in the men's World Cup. It raised the roof at the venue of the 1980 Olympics, with the barely 8,000-strong ... home fans," said a delighted Artemyev who plays on the wing for Northampton in the English Premiership. Japan, however, had some consolation finishing as the highest-ranked Asian team ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Youth Olympics place should be given to Hong Kong, say officials

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Senior officials back city to represent Asia at the Games in Nanjing in 2014 instead of Japan Youth Olympics place 'should be given to HK' Hong Kong, and not Japan, should represent Asia when rugby sevens makes its mini-Olympic debut at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next year, said a top official of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee. ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Visa problem fails to dull Cup romp

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... played some good rugby under tough conditions and everyone had a game-and-a-half," said head coach Dai Rees. "We would like to think that we are on course to another meeting with Japan in the final." A win against Kazakhstan will see Hong Kong take on either South Korea or the Philippines in the semi-finals. Japan also finished unbeaten and will meet Malaysia in the quarter-finals ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    First Sevens World Cup silverware in sight for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Japan in the semis, with Asian bragging rights at stake.   ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Argentina exact bloody revenge as Hong Kong collapse

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

    ... England, South Africa and defending champions Wales all won their opening games, while Scotland beat Japan 19-17. ...

  9. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    Women's rugby team in China hold hopes for the nation

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The main goal will be to finish ahead of Japan and grab bragging rights to being the best in Asia. "This World Cup is important as it will show us where we are with regard to world ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Gordon Tietjens rails at 'unfair' system that ranks Kiwis No 4 at sevens World Cup quarters

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and they denied us possession plus uncharacteristic errors almost cost us," Tietjens said. Meanwhile, in the women's World Cup, Asian teams China and Japan both had a poor first day, losing all ...




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