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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Forget the hype, we’re out to do our job, says Hong Kong’s Gareth Baber

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:13pm by James Porteous

    ... in the academy and they went straight through with me in the Cardiff Blues as well and I know the attention they get. "They're seasoned international players now who have been British Lions captains and man of the tournaments at the age of 20, 21 on British Lions tours and they don't get some of the attention these players are getting here. "As a coach I'm trying ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Big man with big dreams achieved big things

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:46pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... visit by the British & Irish Lions. If there is any blot, it is one over which he had no control – the failure to get the government cracking on building the Kai Tak sports complex. ...


    Brazil show heart of a lion on Hong Kong debut

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... to a saying among his nation's sevens community when asked to sum up the amount of effort players need to put in if they are to play the game. "We say that we kill a lion every single day ... very quiet for most of the day. They are disappointed - which is a good thing - but now they have a little bit of belief."   Tweets about "#hk7s" Brazil show heart of a lion ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    HKRFU boss Trevor Gregory is certain tickets for Lions game will sell

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKRFU chief says the unique match against the Barbarians will see a full stadium Bosses confident of sell-out for Lions encounter Rugby bosses are confident they will sell 25,000 tickets to local residents for next summer's historic encounter between the British and Irish Lions and the British Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium. "We ...

  5. Lions boss Irvine forecasts a rugby feast, weather permitting

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... manager of the British and Irish Lions on the 2013 tour of Australia, is worried it will rain on the parade on the day history is made in Hong Kong. On June 1 next year, the Lions will visit ... with lots of running. That is what the crowd will want to see.' To mark the One Year To Go campaign, Irvine and Lions chairman Gerald Davies, along with former Wallabies captain John Eales- who ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Get behind our boys to make this year ‘extra special’

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:16pm by Dai Rees

    ... the opening weekend; France and Ireland are bubbling to the top, with France taking the edge having won four of their Six Nations titles in the year following a Lions Tour. Ireland seem to have unfinished business – fuelled by the ever-lasting hurt of Warren Gatland’s Lions selections (omitting Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll) for the final test in Australia. The Ireland-Wales game is going ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - SEVENS SEEN

    Pundits stir the pot of pride at Bond-themed annual Long Lunch

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... played up the rivalries between former England player Scott Gibbs and former Wallaby Phil Waugh. With the Lions tour of Australia less than three months away - and the stopover in Hong Kong ... for the World Cup every four years and the Lions tour every 12 years, but when it comes to World Cups everyone in New Zealand gets behind the game. Even Helen Clark defends Richie McCaw." Every ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    TVB Pearl blinks and misses climax to Rugby Sevens

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... it was the worst possible end to one of the most exciting finals in years, but as usual the event was still a huge success. The question is though: When the British Lions play their historic match against ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    What’s to become of the real game of rugby?

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 06:17pm by Kevin McBarron

    ... for choosing better music and getting the crowd going, and of course, you, the crowd. Now go and buy your Lions tickets for the next big event on June 1. ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - Rugby

    I lived to tell the tale - but rules forbid

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 08:35pm by Kevin McBarron

    ... lad instead.” Yup! It was all about the Lions tour to Australia and of course who we’ll expect to see when they visit Hong Kong to play the Barbarians on June 1 en route to Oz. After watching ... and English star John Bentley, both former Lions. We were in a bar … somewhere ... and I’m not sure, I think Scott Gibbs was biased, but he affirmed the 22 Welsh lads theory. And so onwards to another ...




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