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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Uniformed ‘brothers’ play key role in growth of the game

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 07:42pm by Robbie McRobbie

    ... contact sevens teams to the World Police and Fire Games and World Firefighters Games and, of course, they take on the PLA in the 15s TK Lai Cup match each year. The PLA side have been a fixture ... that the PLA rugby team is Hong Kong based, but in fact they are stationed at the army’s sports institute in Guangzhou. It remains a hope that one day the local garrison here will open their gates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1400805/uniformed-brothers-play-key-role-growth-game
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Corporate teams help give Po Leung Kuk orphans new sports field

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 11:33pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... are moving it to So Kon Po, which is a proper rugby pitch unlike the ground in Stanley Fort, which is used as a marching area for the PLA and is almost concrete," Overington said. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1368003/corporate-teams-help-give-po-leung-kuk-orphans-new-sports
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong have to engineer own luck to keep Asian title hopes alive

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... But there are potential banana skins before crossing swords with Japan again, starting with China and Malaysia in the preliminary pool competition. China have drafted in six PLA players who missed the opening two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1329719/hong-kong-have-engineer-own-luck-keep-asian-title-hopes-alive
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong qualify for China National Games, but coach Dai Rees rues team's 'arrogance'

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with passion and pride to avenge the 17-12 loss to Hong Kong in the preliminary pool competition on Saturday. They are the top provincial team in China, and along with the PLA are leading candidates ... beat the PLA 26-10 in the third-place play-off. Hong Kong had earlier clinched their berth at the National Games by hammering Xinjiang 65-0 in the quarter-finals. "We did what we came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1257280/hong-kong-qualify-china-national-games-coach-dai-rees-rues-teams
  5. Sport - China - Rugby

    Beijing pose serious threat for weakened Hong Kong in Games qualifier

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... National Games this summer. Eight provinces, the PLA and Hong Kong will battle it out for five berths available for the September Games in Shenyang, Liaoning province, when rugby sevens makes its ... their PLA players and top stars from the provinces, were hammered 78-0 by Qatar in their opening game and are in danger of being relegated to Division Four next season. Beijing are coached by Johnny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1255878/beijing-pose-serious-threat-weakened-hong-kong-games-qualifier
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Hong Kong sevens captain Rowan Varty pins hopes on National Games gold

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on Monday and includes top seeds Beijing and the PLA. "Beijing are the most experienced side we will face. They have good coaching and a lot of experience, even more than some of the newer guys ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1300919/hong-kong-sevens-captain-rowan-varty-pins-hopes-national-games-gold
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Fine balancing act as Hong Kong battle on two fronts

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... In Shenyang next weekend, Hong Kong will come up against the cream of mainland rugby in the form of four other provinces plus the PLA. The biggest threat will be Beijing, however. With rugby sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1299155/fine-balancing-act-hong-kong-battle-two-fronts
  8. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL

    World Cup fans will have to dig deep as prices soar in Brazil

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and have invested US$4 billion in the hotel infrastructure. Professor Daniel Pla, a marketing expert at Sao Paulo's Getulio Vargas Foundation business school, also noted that Brazil ... break this monopoly," Pla said. Prices in Rio have skyrocketed since the city was picked in 2009 as host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Prices in other World Cup host cities such as Fortaleza, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1261571/world-cup-fans-will-have-dig-deep-prices-soar-brazil
  9. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    Women's rugby team in China hold hopes for the nation

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... is very difficult to get the best players for the national squad. The PLA players cannot get visas to play outside China for instance," Zheng said. "It is up to us [the women] to do well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1270488/womens-rugby-team-china-hold-hopes-nation
  10. Sport - Rugby

    China’s rugby team fail to qualify for the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Mumbai as the PLA refused to release its top players." It is believed that the PLA doesn't release its players for overseas tournaments. China were at full strength only at the Shanghai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1061903/chinas-rugby-team-fail-qualify-2013-hong-kong-sevens

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