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  1. McQueen stars for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... players all weekend,' McIntosh said. 'He is a very physical forward and it is good to see new talent coming through.' McQueen';s heroics helped Hong Kong defeat South Island ... Representatives 29-14. Hong Kong captain Nigel D'Acre, Keith Robertson and Rowan Varty were the pick of the side on the opening day according to McIntosh. It was then McQueen';s turn to star ...

  2. HK lures a fresh international 'firm'

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... rugby for Queen's University in Belfast. Having landed a job as a project manager at the Venetian Hotel in Macau, Wong is intent on cementing his place in the senior squad and also helping ... of conversions in an IRB World Cup qualifying match - 17 when Hong Kong beat Singapore by the record score of 164-13 in 1994 in Kuala Lumpur. 'I'm the baby of the family. All of us played ...

  3. Rees sees silver lining in Asian Games draw

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong were drawn in the same preliminary round pool as their bogey team, Japan, in the men's sevens competition at the Asian Games in Guangzhou next month, leaving head coach Dai Rees a happy man. It means that if everything goes acc ...

  4. Walker 'key to breaking' HK Sevens Cup famine

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as the sentimental favourites look at ways to break a five-year Cup drought later this month. Walker is one of two new players drafted in a 13-man squad for the Hong Kong and Japan legs of the HSBC Sevens ... will be hoping Damudamu can carry England to a fifth Cup victory in Hong Kong, their 'home away from home' and boost their hopes in the series. England are in fourth place in the standings ...

  5. Extra qualifying spot boosts HK's World Cup odds

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong's job of qualifying for the 2013 World Cup Sevens in Moscow has been made easier with the decision to award Asia three qualifying spots. ... for the Moscow World Cup. 'This is great news,' said Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees. 'I thought only two teams would qualify from Asia, but obviously with one more place available, it makes ...

  6. HK's World Cup dream 'not over'

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong will continue to play an important role in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, says HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory- despite the re-election of Bernard ... that if Lapasset was re-elected, it would be a blow to Hong Kong's hopes of staging a few games, or even a pool, at the World Cup hosted by Japan. The Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) had thrown its ...

  7. Ballot loss could scupper World Cup hosting hopes

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a few games- or even a pool- of the 2019 Rugby World Cup after local boss Trevor Gregory lost his bid to become Asia's representative on the International Rugby Board. Gregory was beaten ... down the middle. Tokumasu, the general manager of Rugby World Cup 2019, won leaving Gregory and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union counting the cost- which might be grave as Japan are hosts ...

  8. HKCC happy to settle for ugly win

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... did not play attractive rugby. This is Cup rugby and I'm just happy we won,' said Hall after his side emerged victorious by four tries to three to book a berth next Saturday against ... if there is a silver-lining, then I suppose is that it gives me and the rest of the boys more time to prepare for the Hong Kong Sevens.' Varty, who captained Hong Kong in the past two tournaments at the Asian ...

  9. HK out to lay World Cup marker

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com It is a long way off, but Hong Kong can take a significant step towards realising their goal of one day playing in the World Cup by finishing second ... Sri Lanka in Colombo today, but finishing second is nothing to be sneezed at if you look at the bigger picture, which includes the 2015 and 2019 World Cups. Japan are guaranteed a berth ...

  10. No Wright or Wong for HK coach as he faces sevens minus captains

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... where they won the silver medal. But since those heady days he has grappled with injuries, including a debilitating knee injury which kept him out of the game for nearly a year. Last Saturday he ... - and last - Rugby World Cup Sevens to be played in Russia in 2013, Hong Kong will face a qualifying process next year and it is most likely to be next season's Asian Sevens Series. ...




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