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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rugby Sevens fans deserve a better deal

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Rugby fans deserve better The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens risk being a victim of their own success. Last year the number of tickets for public sale was slashed from 5,000 to 4,000 amid howls of protest from ordinary rugby fans. Sevens enthusiasts were left to wonder, yet again, where the tickets were going when Hong Kong stadium holds 40,000. It is a measure ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong reach Rugby World Cup Sevens despite Singapore final loss

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at Moscow World 7s To Russia with love- that's where Hong Kong are heading after they qualified for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens by finishing in the top three in the fourth and final leg of the HSBC Asian Sevens Series. The main mission was accomplished, but still Hong Kong can be forgiven for feeling let down yesterday at the Singapore Sevens after arch-rivals Japan ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    China’s rugby team fail to qualify for the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... they would be given a berth automatically. But this is not the case now with all teams in Asia having to qualify for the Hong Kong Sevens," said Trevor Gregory, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ... which doubles as the qualifying competition to unearth three core teams for the 2013 series. Rugby sevens will be an Olympic medal sport at Rio 2016 for the first time and China has embarked ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong wary of Philippines in rugby sevens

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... it to Moscow and play in what could be the last World Cup Sevens." With sevens a medal sport in the Olympics, the International Rugby Board has said the Moscow tournament could be the sixth ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Skipper Varty warns of danger in Singapore Sevens, which is Asia's World Cup qualifier Hong Kong wary of Japan-based Philippines squad Captain Rowan ...

  5. Rugby bosses hail Sevens' new format

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Rugby bosses hailed the Hong Kong Sevens' new format as a resounding success last night - and leading the chorus were its instigators, the International Rugby Board, and the guinea pig, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. For the first time in its 37-year history the famous sevens tournament was split in two - with a 12-team world series for the elite teams ...

  6. Witness in Rugby Sevens fake-ticket trial missing

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's first trial on the sale of fake tickets for the Rugby Sevens tournament is on the verge of collapse, after the prosecution's sole witness went missing yesterday. Alexander de Sola Torgersen, 33, failed to reappear in Eastern Court at noon to continue giving his testimony as an agent working for sports-ticket agency Euroteam. ...

  7. Sevens fires students' rugby passion

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The school in Tin Shui Wai formed a team only 12 months ago after students were inspired to play rugby after attending the opening day of last year's Hong Kong Sevens tournament. The Leisure ... Hong Kong Sevens, which starts on March 23. Keri Lam Ching-man, who teaches PE at the school and plays women's rugby for Causeway Bay Rugby Club, says the students showed great interest ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong

    Ticket ballot planned for next year's Sevens

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 06:42pm by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice Hong Kong Sevens organisers will try a public ballot next year for the hottest tickets in town after incurring the wrath of fans when the online sales system crashed this year. The registration window for the public ballot will begin at 9am on Thursday and end at 5pm on Monday, February 4, next year. Applicants can register via the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong

    China to miss Hong Kong Sevens for first time

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 08:12pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay China’s Olympic dreams suffered a huge setback after a poor showing in the recent Mumbai Sevens rugby tournament knocked them out of the top three overall rankings in the HSBC ... to qualify for the Hong Kong Sevens,” said Trevor Gregory, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman. Hong Kong, winner of the Mumbai Sevens, automatically qualified for both the Hong Kong Sevens where ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Loss of fly-half Keith Robertson bad for Hong Kong Rugby Club's World Cup bid

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... I have had a good run with rugby up until now. But I have to think about the future too, and look at the bigger picture." A key member of the sevens squad for the past six seasons, Robertson ... Kong's best players, will miss the entire HSBC Asian Sevens Series, which this season serves as the ranking tournament for the Asian World Cup qualifiers in Singapore in November. And he may ...




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