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  1. 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 coaches aim for Olympics The 2016 Olympics will be the number one target for Gareth Baber and Anna Richards when they take charge of the men's and women's rugby sevens squad at the Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1347602/hong-kong-sports-institutes-new-rugby-coaches-target-olympics
  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Benji Marshall switches to rugby union in bid for Olympic gold and All Blacks jersey

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... in 2008, has made no secret of his wish to become a dual international and to also push for a place in the All Blacks sevens squad for the 2016 Rio Games when the sport makes its Olympic return. ... with Super Rugby's Auckland Blues yesterday as he begins his quest for an All Blacks jersey and an Olympic gold medal in sevens. The 28-year-old Marshall will leave Sydney's West Tigers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1295802/benji-marshall-switches-rugby-union-bid-olympic-gold-and-all
  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks captain pledges to raise his game

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... be ring rusty after a six-month sabbatical from the game. He had entered the opening Rugby Championship clash at Sydney's Olympic Stadium with only a low-level club match and two cameo ... captain pledges to raise game All Blacks captain Richie McCaw was battered, bruised and didn't fully recover until Tuesday, yet sent a warning to his Australian counterparts he was still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1299006/all-blacks-captain-pledges-raise-his-game
  4. 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

    ... in the global sporting market place ahead of our Rio 2016 Olympic Games debut." Hong Kong is also keen that it becomes the last leg of the World Series with its tournament deciding both ... Olympic sport. Twenty-five unions formally confirmed their interest in hosting a round of the popular HSBC Sevens World Series from the 2015-16 season. Twelve of the unions are also interested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1441301/hosting-world-cup-sevens-2018-insurance-policy-says-gregory
  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    The great Russian reinvention

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of rugby sevens as an Olympic sport has paved the way, making it easier for the IRB to sell the game to countries like Russia, and judging from the reception the World Cup Sevens got from the people in the street, the sport is bound to increase in popularity. "The sevens game in Russia is now on the school curriculum because it's an Olympic sport, so there's a huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1271873/great-russian-reinvention
  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    England coach looks on the positive side after spluttering win over Argentina

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 02:04am

    ... champions New Zealand. “Overall there were plenty of positives,” Lancaster said. “We started the game very brightly, our intent was good and our accuracy was good but we fell away in the second ... England defence coach Andy Farrell was impressed by the way his players took the game to the powerful Argentina forwards. “First half we settled down brilliantly,” he said. “Argentina were hanging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1352269/england-coach-looks-positive-side-after-spluttering-win-over
  7. 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 but clean game The All Blacks have rejected suggestions that Argentina will resort to foul play in tomorrow's Rugby Championship test in Hamilton as they brace for a physical challenge from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1304159/new-zealand-look-forward-tough-clean-game-against-argentina
  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Referee killed the game for us, fumes McKenzie

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Wallabies coach questions rulings as world champions lift Bledisloe Cup for 11th year Referee killed the game for us, fumes McKenzie The All Blacks' ... of the game. He was baffled why no attempt was made to clarify whether hooker Stephen Moore scored a try when he was brought down on the line early in the match, and angered by a foul committed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1299230/referee-killed-game-us-fumes-mckenzie
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Racing Metro and Toulouse promise full-on clash in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 10:16pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com It's not just an exhibition game for visiting French teams It's not just an exhibition game for French teams It will be an exhibition game ... "Even though there are no points up for grabs, it will be a competitive game for sure, especially with players pushing for their places in the squad looking ahead to the rest of the season. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1349100/racing-metro-and-toulouse-promise-full-clash-hong-kong
  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New-look Aussies aim to come out of blocks flying

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... faces and committed to playing the "Australian way". No one typifies the All Blacks way of playing the game more than Richie McCaw and the openside flanker returns to captain the world champions at the Olympic Stadium for the first time since his six-month sabbatical. Coach Steve Hansen is negotiating the difficult task of continuing to win at the rate expected of the All Blacks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1297263/new-australia-coach-looks-make-his-mark-against-new-zealand-rugby

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