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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Games gold ‘crucial for expansion of rugby in Hong Kong’

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Success in Incheon likely to encourage more local Chinese to play, says new HKRFU chairman Games gold crucial for expansion of rugby Winning a gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games is crucial if rugby is to fully break into the local community, says Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Pieter Schats. "It is essential we win a gold medal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1583941/asian-games-gold-crucial-expansion-rugby-hong-kong
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Former Kenyan rugby star set for American football debut

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 01:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Indianapolis Daniel Adongo goes from Super 15 to being a linebacker with the Indianapolis Colts Former Kenyan rugby star Daniel Adongo is about to play his first American football game when Indianapolis face Cincinnati on Sunday in a showdown of division leaders. Adongo has figured out the lingo and nuances of the sport, learned the proper way to put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1373611/former-kenyan-rugby-star-set-american-football-debut
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Handshake deal that led to riches for Hong Kong Rugby Football Union

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union and its first title sponsors Cathay Pacific and Rothmans, paved the way for the present financial clout of local rugby, HKRFU president Brian Stevenson revealed yesterday. ... to develop rugby in Hong Kong today." Stevenson said. From small beginnings - the profits from the 1976 tournament were around HK$6,000 - the HKRFU today boasts total net assets of HK$273 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320193/handshake-deal-led-riches-hong-kong-rugby-football-union
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Sevens showcase lights up summer rugby calendar

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 12:17pm

    ... SCMP reporter Sevens rugby fans are in for a scintillating summer showdown next weekend as the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union hosts a leg of the Asian Rugby Football Union’s Asian Sevens Series for the first time. The RS Components Hong Kong Asian Sevens will be held at the Hong Kong Football Club on August 23 and 24 – and admission is free for all. Renowned for hosting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1574159/asian-sevens-showcase-lights-summer-rugby-calendar
  5. Sport - Rugby

    I’m the most qualified man for top job, says Pieter Schats

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:10pm

    ... that handing over the baton to a chosen one is wrong. Nobody should be ushered in as chairman,” Schats said on Saturday. “But the role of chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is a unique one ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong rugby’s new chairman Pieter Schats admits that the fashion in which he got the top job was “wrong” but insists he is the best person ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1582040/im-most-qualified-man-top-job-says-pieter-schats
  6. Sport - Rugby

    Come on, IRB, bring the Women’s World Series back to China

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory, who is now devoting all his rugby time to being president of the Asian Rugby Football Union, says there are moves afoot to bring the women’s series ... The irony will hopefully not be lost on the International Rugby Board. Here we have China qualifying as a new core team on the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, while Guangzhou loses its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1594030/come-irb-bring-womens-world-series-back-china
  7. Sport - Rugby

    HKRFU names its first 10 icons for new rugby Hall of Fame

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:45pm

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on Friday night inducted 10 people into its new Hall of Fame, recognising a mix of union presidents, chairmen and other honorary officers, ... Cooley “Tokkie” Smith, Larry Abel, Ruth Mitchell, Ashley Billington, David Lewis, Jacky Ng Shu-wai, Chan Fuk-ping and Rambo Leung Yung-kit. “The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is delighted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1513765/hkrfu-names-its-first-10-icons-new-rugby-hall-fame
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... to progress here,” said Watkins, 50. The Welshman believes the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (HKSRFUR) is keen to take on new ideas and there is a high level of interest. “My role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1584368/hugh-watkins-raises-bar-refs
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall set to continue as coach of Hong Kong’s 15s squad

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com His next task will involve preparing Hong Kong for two tests in November Hall set to continue as coach of 15s squad Andy Hall is set to continue as head coach of the Hong Kong 15s rugby set-up with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union launching an "internal" search for a full-time replacement for Leigh Jones. Hall's first task ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1581508/andy-hall-set-continue-coach-hong-kongs-15s-squad
  10. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Lack of TV coverage hinders Asia’s hopes of joining Super Rugby family

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:34pm by Reuters

    ... coverage is essential if Super Rugby wants to build its profile in Asia sufficiently for the continent to host a team over the next five to 10 years, the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union has ... right now probably can’t name one of them Trevor Gregory Gregory, who also serves as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, believes that 2021 might be a better target date for an Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1519352/lack-tv-coverage-hinders-asias-hopes-joining-super-rugby-family

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