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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Organisers expect full house for Lions versus Barbarians match

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Full house for Lions, organisers vow Half of Hong Kong Stadium has already been sold as the "hottest tickets in town" go on sale tomorrow for the historic overseas encounter between the British and Irish Lions and the Barbarians on June 1. A total of 20,000 tickets, including at least half the South Stand, have been pre-sold and allocated ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong match against Barbarians pivotal to British and Irish Lions' tour

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... HK pivotal to Lions' preparation Hong Kong will play a big role in Warren Gatland's master plan to end a 16-year drought for the British and Irish Lions when they tour Australia next year. Gatland, who was appointed as Lions coach yesterday after being seconded from his job as Wales' national coach for the next 10 months, believes the Hong Kong game on June ...

  3. Lions to play Barbarians in HK

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The romance and mystique of one of world rugby's greatest touring teams will be on show at Hong Kong Stadium on June 1, 2013, when the British and Irish Lions take on an international ... to Australia, and that banking giants HSBC would once again be the principal partner behind the Lions. British and Irish Lions chief executive John Feehan, speaking to the South China Morning Post from ...

  4. New Zealand swept up in Lions fever

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... Blacks v British and Irish Lions series certainly excites New Zealand's rugby officials, media, advertising gurus, public relations company executives and retailers. What of the grass roots ... stating that: 'New Zealanders convinced the All Blacks will have an easy ride are in for a rude shock. I was astonished an Australian bookmaker was offering 9-1 against a Lions series win ...

  5. Lions prop back at his old stamping ground

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Sixteen straight years in the Sevens stands have given former England, British Lions and Bath prop Gareth 'Cooch' Chilcott a fairly unique insight into the tournament- and into its effects on the greater world of rugby. Chilcott is back again, picking up a few speaking engagements, and generally pressing the flesh as much as he can. And he reflected ...

  6. Johnson to share his thoughts at black-tie dinner

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay England's World Cup-winning captain and former British Lions skipper Martin Johnson will share his thoughts with Hong Kong fans on this summer's Lions' tour ... will share personal memories and recount his experiences. Johnson played 84 times for England and also went on three Lions' tours (1993 to New Zealand, 1997 to South Africa and 2001 ...

  7. Unfinished business

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and Irish Lions in Durban. 'Perhaps they are being a bit naive by holding the crucial first test in a ground which is not the most intimidating venue in South Africa,' says Andrews, who believes the Durban test on June 20 will decide the fate of the series, and whether the Lions can repeat their 2-1 series win over the Springboks in 1997. He is speaking from experience. In 1997, ...

  8. Definitive history 'a must' for all rugby fans

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Only 3,000 copies of The Lions- The Complete History of the British and Irish Rugby Union team 1888-2005 will be published. 'I'm delighted about this book for it records the traditions of the Lions, a team which has been around for more than a century. It is bound in leather and printed on archival paper and is a must for all keen rugby fans,' says ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Wales bid to break duck against Wallabies

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and the 2013 tour of the British and Irish Lions. "We don't want to go into summer unhappy with our last performance," the New Zealander said. "It's the last opportunity for our group before the Lions and also the Wales players to present themselves." Deans named David Pocock in his starting XV, the openside flanker who led Australia to the three-test clean ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Wales brim with confidence ahead of title decider

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 11:57am by Reuters in London

    ... for Wales after they had won a third grand slam in eight years. Their captain Sam Warburton, an early favourite to lead the British and Irish Lions in Australia this year, was then injured ... Warburton was responsible for four of Wales’s nine turnovers against Scotland and the scrum, with Adams Jones to the fore and boosted by the return of British and Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones, ...




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