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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... that have expressed an interest to tender for 2018 along with England, Fiji, Hong Kong, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the US and Wales. The 12 have also ... the relegation and promotion. Gregory said if the new Kai Tak stadium could be ready by 2018, Hong Kong would have a better chance of hosting both the World Cup as well as continuing to be part ...

  2. Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New Zealand-born Englishman Hartley set to face the All Blacks

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:02am

    ... Three New Zealanders will be making landmark appearances at Twickenham on Saturday but one of them will be wearing the white of England and giving his utmost to ruin the day for the other ... and is described by coach Stuart Lancaster as a “bona fide Englishman”. Hartley, now 27, is always somewhat bemused by the continuing questioning of his national allegiance, which re-emerges whenever New ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Richie McCaw wants to write new chapter in All Blacks' history

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 10:45am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Skipper aiming to end the year with a 100 per cent win record Richie McCaw is not just satisfied with having led New Zealand to their second World Cup trophy in 2011 ... McCaw was not certain whether it was better than the one that only narrowly beat France 8-7 in the 2011 World Cup final in New Zealand. “Well this side is right up there, there is a depth ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sports Institute's new rugby coaches target Olympics

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Welshman and New Zealander unveiled as HKSI's men's and women's trainers with the Asian Games and Rio 2016 their key challenges Sevens ... Sevens, where Hong Kong will be defending their Asian Sevens crown. Ex-Wales sevens coach Baber and former New Zealand Black Fern star Richards were announced yesterday as the new head coach ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Courageous Sam Cane helps New Zealand to unbeaten run

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... of 30 matches. The victory also kept the Wallabies winless against the All Blacks in New Zealand since 2001. The All Blacks, who have won all 10 of their tests this year, have also now won 29 ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Pitch blackout increases burden on facilities for HKRFU ahead of new season

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKRFU struggling to keep up with demand ahead of new season - and severed power line further hampers preparations for champions Valley Pitch blackout ... starts on Saturday, but the newly laid artificial Valley pitch is out of commission until the end of this month as the broken cable means the floodlights don't work. With five new teams ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New Zealand All Blacks brace for improving Argentina in La Plata

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 09:28am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Buenos Aires All Blacks brace for improving Pumas New Zealand are preparing for a greater test of concentration than last year in the Estadio Unico cauldron today ... their efforts on the road in New Zealand, a 28-13 defeat, and Australia where they lost 14-13 two weeks ago. "We didn't start as we wanted last year and made things tough for ourselves, [but] ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Paul O'Connell confident new Ireland rugby coach can cope with pressure

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... scene in his new role as Ireland coach after the New Zealander's successful spell in charge of Leinster. Schmidt twice steered the Irish province to European Cup glory, but now has ... in a November home series where southern hemisphere nations Samoa, Australia and world champions New Zealand are set to provide stiff opposition. "Any time you work with someone new ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Wallabies face daunting rugby challenge against Springboks

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Africa's poorly disguised irritation, the extra motivation at Bismarck du Plessis' red card, the defeat to New Zealand two weeks ago and their recent dominance over Australia at Newlands, Cape ... was retained at scrumhalf to give Australia a territorial foothold with his kicking, leaving the mercurial Will Genia on the bench. They are all selections that signal Australia will not rely ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New Zealand look forward to tough but clean game against Argentina

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hamilton New Zealand coach rejects charge that game against Argentina will be dirty, even though one Puma was suspended for biting All Blacks look forward to tough ... Cup-winning coach Graham Henry as their technical director, have played New Zealand 16 times but have yet to win. ...




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