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  1. Rugby treat for Olympians

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Members of the Hong Kong Special Olympics (HKSO) teams had their first taste of rugby after participating in a training session led by the Hong Kong men's sevens squad. ... attentive and very much involved with learning and playing the sport.' Asked about his team's chances at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens which kicks off on March 26, Yiu said defeating Japan ...

  2. Jewel in the crown- Hong Kong sets the gold standard

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Take a bow, Hong Kong. The city's role in rugby sevens becoming an Olympic sport has been praised by IRB supremo Bernard Lapasset. The International Rugby Board's efforts to globalise the game received a huge boost last October when rugby sevens was included in the summer programme for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a decision that IRB chairman ...

  3. Ever-fashionable French players a la mode before the Sevens

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Vivian Chen. The various rugby teams haven't just been working out and practising for the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend. Most of them usually ... Franck Mesnel, was an ex-international rugby player very famous in France. Therefore the French rugby sevens team has close ties with the founder,' said Fifi Tsai, the brand's Hong Kong ...

  4. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Asian Games seemingly continues. Both soccer and rugby sevens produced the goods- a gold and silver medal respectively- which has apparently led to the groundswell of support from government ... men's soccer team and the rugby sevens squad to become HKSI scholarship athletes. Each athlete will be entitled to receive a maximum of HK$6,500 per month in an elite training grant for the next ...

  5. Women's team short-changed by Sports Institute

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 'The men get all the attention.' The institute revealed last month that, for the first time, team sports soccer, which won gold at the Games, and rugby sevens- the men's team won ... Alvin Sallay The East Asian Games bronze medal-winning women's squad will not see a cent of the HK$1.5 million grant given to the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) by the Sports ...

  6. New HKRFU director aims to win local elite over to rugby

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... plan that ensures the future of the Sevens as well as rugby in general in Hong Kong. 'We are looking to invite between 12 and 15 top businessmen, to educate them on what the Sevens brings ... supporters of rugby. 'We are focusing mainly on the local community rather than the expat-type businessman. We are hoping to get their understanding about the Sevens, and tell them what ...

  7. Olympic Sevens should be an inspiration

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like them or not, the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens have become an institution. They may be associated with foreigners, and frowned on by rugby traditionalists. Staid citizens may not embrace ... with the international rugby authority compared with more than 200 members of the Olympic Games movement. But it seems inevitable now that sevens rugby has been accepted as an Olympic sport for the summer Games ...

  8. HKRFU chairman says sevens focus may put China's 15s game at risk

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be playing with the smallest fish next year. 'This is very serious,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. 'If they are more interested in sevens than 15s, ... to the feeling that mainland rugby authorities have lost interest in the 15-a-side game in preference to sevens, which is now an Olympic sport. 'Any sport which is in the Olympics will get more ...

  9. Race day change not a threat, say Sevens officials

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 28, the day of the Sevens finals. I don't think it would impact on our day- if anything Sundays are better turnover days for us anyway- but it won't be good for the rugby, and we would prefer to work in with that event.' Knight, however, said there was likely to be very little impact on the Sevens. 'People who go to rugby, go to rugby, and people who go ...

  10. 'Sevens shows HK should host World Cup matches'

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Top Japanese official Nobby Mashimo hailed the success of the Hong Kong Sevens yesterday, and said it should be used as an example to convince the International Rugby Board ... council, said he hoped Hong Kong's sound record of putting on world-class rugby events would be enough to persuade the IRB to grant the city a few matches. 'Having watched the Sevens last ...




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