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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

    ... 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 ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    French teams turn on the style for Hong Kong crowd

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 10:31pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... international stars on parade mostly from the Pacific Islands as well as South Africa. When Racing Metro refused to take the first penalty awarded by local referee Toby Lothian in front of goal, ... side of the break for Racing Metro. "This tour was important for our young players to push for a place in our top side," said Racing Metro head coach Laurent Labit. "The most ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks seek redemption against England

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:53pm by AP

    ... Romano takes the place of flanker Sam Cane on the bench. England also have one change, bringing back Dan Cole to the front row in place of David Wilson. Fellow prop Matt Mullan was named among the replacements as Alex Corbisiero and Mako Vunipola are injured, while scrum half Ben Youngs is back on the bench in place of Danny Care. There are still major misgivings about England's midfield, ...

  4. 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

    ... "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. ... for the players to play a game, an intense game and hopefully be rewarded." Four-time European champions Toulouse enter Saturday's match in third place in the French standings (Racing Metro ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    HKRFU opt not to raise Sevens ticket costs

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

    ... Despite surging costs, HKRFU opts to retain present levels until 2015 but warns there will have to be strict controls on expenditure Prices for Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tickets ... subscriptions from members, corporate boxes and sponsorships, and revenue from the controversial new North Stand. This temporary structure would not be in place next year, said Jamieson. "The North ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Become believers, coach Stuart Lancaster urges England

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 12:10am by AFP

    ... at that point. "Mentally, we are in the same place we were last year." New Zealand arrive at Twickenham having won all 12 of their tests in 2013 and needing to beat both England and Ireland, ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Ewen McKenzie building most disciplined Wallabies side ever, says Will Genia

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse

    ... was at the Queensland Reds and when he came in as the Wallaby coach, one of the first things he did was put in place the protocols and procedures for doing the right thing and the wrong thing and he was very ... it will be a good spectacle,” Genia said. Saturday’s match takes place a decade on from England’s 2003 World Cup final win over Australia in Sydney, with the intervening years proving lean ones, ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Springboks wary of free-running Samoans in rugby final

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 09:18am by AFP

    ... are wary of Samoa ahead of their clash in a four-nation tournament final today despite a string of big wins over the Pacific islanders. Springbok winning margins of 52 points twice, 50, 42, 28 ... Kelly Brown. Powerful ball carrier Willem Alberts is back in place of Botha to get the Springboks over the gain line more often and the return of 'scavenger' Francois Louw should ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong launches campaign to secure berth as core Sevens team

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 05:55pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be in the company of the big boys. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday announced the 28 teams that will participate in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens from March 22-24 and Asian champions ... next season’s three new core teams takes place. As such, Hong Kong will join the existing 15 core teams in the main event at the Hong Kong Sevens, the sixth leg of the World Series. ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw fit for Rugby Championship decider at Boks

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Johannesburg McCaw fighting fit for championship decider Inspirational skipper Richie McCaw returns to New Zealand's starting line-up for the Rugby Championship finale in South Africa after recovering from injury to play his 120th test, but his first at Ellis Park. McCaw's recall in place of 21-year-old Sam Cane at openside flanker was one of two ...




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