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  1. Rugby sevens squad quietly confident of team success

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Rugby will be favourite to walk away with the prize in the 'team only' category, but sevens captain Andrew Chambers is not taking anything for granted. 'We ... says Chambers. The sevens squad are nominated for finishing second at the Rugby World Cup Sevens Asian qualifying tournament and winning the Denmark Sevens. 'Does qualifying for a World ...

  2. Coochie's travellers always have time for Stanley Market visit

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo The Sevens is an annual pilgrimage for former England and Bath prop Gareth Chilcott. 'Coochie', as he is more affectionately known, works for rugby tour operator ... to South Africa,' said Chilcott. 'Being on tour at the Sevens with the rugby crowd is almost as hard on the body as that Lions tour in Australia, but I wouldn't miss ...

  3. Rees demands gold from strong sevens squad

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... but we want gold,' said Rees, who has announced his 12-strong men's squad, who will be among the favourites. Such a result would mean rugby becoming the first team sport to claim a team ... that includes sevens stalwarts Rowan Varty, Keith Robertson, Mark Wright, Kwok Ka-chun and Tsang Hing-hung, who all played at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. Hong Kong missed out on a medal ...

  4. Rugby chief sends out sevens SOS

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a ticket for the two-day event in December. Tickets for the rugby sevens competition - being played for the first time at the East Asian Games - went on sale three weeks ago and so far only ... Gregory said. 'We hope we can recreate the same party atmosphere we have every year at the Hong Kong Sevens. For this we need the wholehearted support of the local rugby community ...

  5. HK team to face tough challenge in Suva Sevens tournament

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong will step into the hotbed of sevens in January after accepting an invitation by the Fiji Rugby Union to take part in the ultra-competitive Suva Sevens. The annual tournament ... of the Suva Rugby Union, said: 'The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has made an enormous contribution over the past three decades to help Fiji sevens to get where it is today. We are pleased ...

  6. New format offers even more for HK Sevens fans

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Three more high-end games have been added to the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens next year after a new points system was announced yesterday for the 2009-10 IRB ... Tietjens (pictured), New Zealand's eight-time IRB World Series-winning sevens coach, welcomed the move, saying: 'This is a good idea. In the past, if you lost in Hong Kong in the Cup ...

  7. Wong to lead HK at Shanghai Sevens

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... capabilities.' The Shanghai and the Kota Kinabalu tournaments are part of the Asian Rugby Football Union's new sevens circuit. Nine teams will take part in Shanghai. Hong Kong have been drawn ... with the captaincy of the Hong Kong team for this weekend's Shanghai Sevens. Scrumhalf Wong captained Hong Kong at the World Games in Taiwan last month and his continued role as a leader is a strong ...

  8. Hurricanes release Vito for Sevens mission

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens in a make-or-break bid to retain their IRB Sevens crown. Vito, who made a cameo appearance at the World Cup a fortnight ago before limping off ... and loss of key personnel in the four previous legs in the IRB Sevens, as well as the World Cup. 'We've been smashed by more injuries than in any other year since I've been ...

  9. HK joins push for Olympic inclusion

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Taiwan in the rugby sevens competition at the World Games in Kaohsiung. Rugby is among seven sports- the others being baseball, golf, softball, roller sports, squash and karate- vying for two available spots in the 2016 Olympics. The World Games will offer the IRB another chance to showcase sevens rugby. 'We firmly believe the sevens tournament at the World Games plays an important ...

  10. Kids more of a handful than rugby, says Gordon

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... outlet.' And who said rugby was a sport for tough men? The 30-year-old Canadian will be at the helm of the 10-strong squad announced for the Cable & Wireless Hong Kong Sevens on Friday. ... Alvin Sallay Christine Gordon is the captain of Hong Kong's women's sevens team. She is also a nanny. Gordon grins when asked whether it is easier taking in all the knocks ...




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