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  1. Deans backs sevens inclusion in 2016 Olympics

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Robbie Deans is all for rugby becoming an Olympic sport. He added his voice to a growing group pushing the IOC to introduce rugby sevens at the 2016 Games. 'The Olympics is the pinnacle of most athletes' careers. For the Olympics to recognise rugby would be outstanding,' Deans said. All Black captain Richie McCaw has also supported rugby being re-admitted ...

  2. Rugby Sevens

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Fans promised a good time and great memories The thousands of beer drinking fans at this year's Hong Kong Rugby Sevens will be in for a treat that is worth waiting for, ... to the sevens expecting a good time, and our beer will provide that,' Mr Bailey said. The annual rugby extravaganza - on March 28-30 - is crucial to the Dublin-headquartered company's bid ...

  3. 40,000 ways to meet your lover - at the Rugby Sevens

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the queue for the South Stand. Their names: Kristine Kiplinger and Dawn Dinwiddie, two North American teachers who decided to come to the Sevens because 'we met some Rugby 10s players last ... Nick Gentle So what is it that brings people to the Hong Kong Sevens? 'Do you want the truth or do you want something you can print?' asks Sunil Balari, a garment manufacturer ...

  4. When life revolves around rugby and more rugby

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Hong Kong Sevens and I've managed to survive years of being a rugby widow! I must really love him- or rugby! 'Patience is something the two of us have had to learn, but rugby is his ... didn't play rugby,' says Gemma, Clearwater Bay Primary School teacher. 'Holidays and weddings are planned around tournaments and training when you are married to a rugby player ...

  5. Forget about cricket, India needs you - to play rugby

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Delhi University, a new ball game will be on show - rugby sevens. For so long the preserve of cricket, the nation's capital will ring, not to leather on willow, but the new sound of bodies ... to shift into top gear as it strives to get a competitive team - India are making up numbers at the ongoing Asian qualifiers for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens - ready for the Commonwealth ...

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    Finding a berth for rugby

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with this in mind. Rugby needs the Olympics and the Olympics need rugby. I'm confident that in 2016, rugby sevens will be part of the Olympic Games,' says Lapasset, who was in town this week ... I believe we are in a stronger position now. The game has grown, especially among women. We are holding our first Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens next March in Dubai and this will go a long way ...

  7. Sisters of skill out to make impact for Chinese sevens side

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Now the Olympics are over, many eyes will be on the Chinese women's sevens team as they bid to become the first mainland side to qualify for the Rugby World Cup Sevens. While maintaining a neutral stance, there is no doubt the International Rugby Board would be delighted to see China's men and women book their place in the 2009 Sevens showpiece in Dubai ...

  8. Sri Lanka Sevens too risky for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Security fears rule out defending champions Defending champions Hong Kong have pulled out of September's Sri Lanka Sevens over the deteriorating security situation on the war-torn island. Instead, they hope to play in a four-team tournament in Dubai, which will serve as a warm-up to the Rugby World Cup Sevens Asian qualifiers in Hong Kong in early October. 'We ...

  9. Chambers takes reins for sevens qualifier tune-ups

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Chambers has taken over the captaincy left vacant by the unavailability of Nigel D'Acre due to work commitments. His appointment is only for this event, where ... on... the sevens coaching panel,' said Ivan Torpey, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. Hong Kong, who opted out of the Sri Lankan Sevens earlier this month, will use ...

  10. 'Little animal' Means a big hit on the pitch

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... The South Island School student (who celebrated her 18th birthday last week) is in the midst of finishing secondary school, selecting a university and playing in her first rugby sevens tournament. ... animal'. 'She likes so many songs,' said Hong Kong women's sevens coach Zanio Yong Chi-fung. 'She's our energiser on the team. She's fresh, young and likes to talk ...




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