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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong rugby sevens squad must nurture their self-belief

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Senior sevens squad need to sharpen their mental strength against arch-rivals Japan if they are toprevail in the big games Time to nurture HK's 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 ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong cricket led the way in 2013

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 09:28pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... for a ground and the government will build it Alvin Sallay Hong Kong failed to win the Asian Sevens Series, being pipped by Japan. At the China National Games we had to settle for the silver medal- ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong tennis deserves chance to qualify for elite status at SI

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:29am by Alvin Sallay

    ... chance would have come in the team events- in the individual stakes, countries like Japan, South Korea and China are far ahead- and had hoped to field a strong women's squad. It was turned ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong pays for procrastination

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... it will be ready for hosting a couple of matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. It's raining when Jonathan McKinley, deputy secretary for Home Affairs, arrives in a cafe on the podium level ... will be the Rugby World Cup. Three weeks ago, Japan unveiled its plans on how to select venues for the 2019 15-a-side extravaganza. There was no mention of Hong Kong despite the local governing body having ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    Lankans herald dawn of new era

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

    ... champions Japan, last year's runners-up South Korea, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and newcomers the Philippines will vie to remain in the top group so that they are in contention next ... it will add another pretender to the Asian throne long held by Japan. Hong Kong, South Korea and briefly Kazakhstan have been the challengers to Japan's supremacy. If club politics doesn't ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Sevens debut a national farce

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... was virtually the same one whichwon the Asian sevens title last year, and that by pipping Japan to the silverware. If the men's final was ridiculous, the women's final descended into farce ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Lessons must be learned if British & Irish Lions return to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... different if we had Varty and even Salom Yiu Kam-shing in the opposing lineup. Four years down the road, wouldn't it be far better if say Japan, with a sprinkling of Hong Kong players, took on the Lions? Japan by then would be pressing full steam ahead as they prepared to host the World Cup in 2019 and would relish the opportunity to take on the Lions. That game would have more relevance ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    No reason for athletes to remain amateurs

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

    ... medal won by a local athlete at the Asian athletics championships. The four ran the relay in 38.94 seconds to finish ahead of traditional continental powers Japan and China. ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Time to learn the law of large numbers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Olympic Games cycle, gold-medal topping China spent HK$4.2 million per athlete. The United States HK$7.1 million, Australia HK$7.3 million, Britain HK$9.2 million, Japan HK$9.4 million, Germany ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    A valuable lesson out of Africa

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

    ... On paper, it looks as if the four teams who look favourites to qualify from the Hong Kong Sevens pre-qualifying tournament next weekend will be Tonga, Japan, Russia and Zimbabwe. They will join ... If not for the red card handed out to Keith Robertson, early in the game against Japan, Hong Kong would have waltzed their way into the company of the elite. But probably it was for the best. Twelve months ...




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