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  1. Rugby fans in despair as tickets prove to be fakes

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney At least 50 rugby fans were refused entry to the Hong Kong Sevens last night after the tickets they bought over the internet proved to be fake. The discovery sparked fears ... rugby supporters spent between A$5,0000 and A$6,000 (HK$39,600 and HK$47,500) to see the Sevens. Englishman Chris Sweeting flew from Singapore after buying tickets through ticketfinders.com.au. ...

  2. HK rugby team chase sun to lift ranking

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... feature Brazil, Kenya and hosts the United Arab Emirates. The tournament, the brainchild of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and its counterpart in the UAE, will become an annual event ... to Europe and instead we looked elsewhere, and decided that Dubai was the perfect venue,' HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said. The initiative struck a chord with the newly formed UAE Rugby ...

  3. Rugby thrills for hearing impaired

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... a sporting event for the school, we teach students English related to the game and allow them to organise a rugby tournament on their own.' This year, the school hosted the Chun Tok Rugby Sevens ... Wong Yat-hei Winnie Cheung Wing-yin's passion for rugby is clear when she gets the ball under her arm and sprints towards the end of the field for a try. Not even the referee's ...

  4. Rugby girls tackle start-up problems

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Thanks to the annual Rugby Sevens, the sport has become very popular in Hong Kong in recent years. But the development of junior girls' rugby in the city is still at an early stage. Since rugby is a contact sport, girls and their parents may think it's a wise choice, as they don't want to see themselves/their daughters behaving roughly or getting ...

  5. IRB under pressure to save World Cup Sevens

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow may not be the last edition, with the International Rugby Board considering the prospect of carrying on with the quadrennial tournament, according to top official Mike Miller. IRB chief executive Miller, who was in town for last weekend's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, revealed there was a groundswell ...

  6. Mexico to make debut at Sevens

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the March 25-27 tournament. With the International Rugby Board keen to fast-track Mexico- the country will be hosting the Pan-American Games in October with rugby sevens being a medal sport ... gives them an opportunity to compete at an international level in preparation for the upcoming rugby sevens competition at the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara later this year,' IRB Sevens ...

  7. Revelry, reunions and a chance to change your life

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Hong Kong player named W.H.B. Rigg. (For Shanghai rugby memories, Simon can be contacted on simon@drakefords.com). Kerry Rochester Drama teacher West Island School Sevens 'Pink Lady' ... and they are still telling their friends about it in their village back in Hull. The Hong Kong Sevens should be on everyone's bucket list, even if you're not a rugby fan. My first year was in 2000. ...

  8. Credit Suisse closes its account with Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The worst-kept secret in town was confirmed last night when Credit Suisse announced this is its last year as Hong Kong Sevens title sponsor. Just minutes before Hong Kong were drawn with South Africa, Wales and Spain in pool E at next month's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, Dumith Fernando, chief operating officer for Credit Suisse (Asia-Pacific), ...

  9. Warming up for the Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung There is a little more than a week before the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament kicks off, but it's already time to warm up. The 'Spirit of the Dragon' rugby ... time, visitors will be asked to sign balls for teams coming to the city for the Sevens. The roadshow is a great way for fans and players of the game to learn more about rugby before the main ...

  10. Beach Fives warm-up for the Sevens has something for everyone

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin Rugby will be only part of the action at this weekend's Beach Fives event, which is an appetiser of sorts for the Hong Kong Sevens a week from now. 'The idea ... tournament on the side and a camp for teens to learn how to play rugby,' McDowell said. 'The rugby games won't be too serious; it'll be a great lead-up to the actual Sevens ...




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