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  1. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams gets off to slow start in Japan's Top League

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP, Hidenori Fukuo

    ... bit of frustration: Sonny Bill Williams hasn't made the smoothest of starts to life in Japan's Top League. The former All Blacks centre and New Zealand heavyweight boxing champion, one of rugby union's most bankable stars, was expected to take Japan by storm when he began his lucrative stint this month. It has not worked out that way, and Williams could not suppress ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    'Strong chance' British Lions will stop over in Hong Kong

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

    ... It was an important step in a long journey and played a part in the end in them winning." Leonard also backed the HKRFU's bid to co-host a couple of games of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with Japan ... of matches in 2019," Leonard said. "I don't know what the logistics of 2019 will be, but the idea of a World Cup, which is readily accessible to the fans is great. "Japan has ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong has medal chance in women's rugby at 2014 Asian Games

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 10:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... on to overcome Japan in the Cup final. In September, at the first leg of the HSBC Women's Sevens Series in Thailand, China beat Hong Kong 17-12 thanks to a golden try in extra time. "These ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Handshake deal that led to riches for Hong Kong Rugby Football Union

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

    ... HK$100 million in developing playing facilities. "We are able to do this thanks to the Hong Kong Sevens. The union was formed in 1952 and soon after a team from Hong Kong toured Japan, our ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong beefs up Mumbai Sevens squad after 6 players get injured

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of injured is worthy of a roll-call at an emergency ward as Hong Kong bid to put the icing on the cake at the last ranking event in the HSBC Asian Sevens Series by knocking defending champions Japan ... they will be passed fit and we will be at full strength." Having won the Shanghai Sevens, Hong Kong are poised to displace Japan- who stayed away from Shanghai due to political wrangling over the Diaoyus ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

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

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

    ... will make sure that we prepare as if we are playing against one of the top teams. "If it wasn't for the loss against Japan [last year] when one of their players got red-carded [in ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Jewel in crown helps propel massive growth

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

    ... predecessor, played against Japan and this was the start of fixtures against teams from Asia. In the 1952-53 season, the HKRFU was officially established with the stronghold of the game being the Hong ... 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 ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Brazil, Uruguay qualify for Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

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

    ... are with Japan, Georgia and Jamaica. The other pool comprises Russia, Zimbabwe, Cook Islands and Mexico. The top four teams from this regional tournament will join Asian champions Hong Kong in the final ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Ear infection robs New Zealand of talismanic coach in build-up to Sevens

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with the players as well as opposing teams. Cama, the IRB Sevens Player of the Year last season, will be part of the extended squad in the hope he will be ready for the Japan Sevens the week after the Hong ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Rugby Sevens blow for defending champs Fiji

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

    ... failed to recover from a knee injury and has been ruled out of the sixth and seventh legs of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Hong Kong and Japan. South Africa, chasing their first Cup victory ...




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