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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Simon Amor believes England's Red Rose can bloom again in rugby sevens

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... With the inclusion of sevens in the Olympics, every country is placing more resources in the game and the result is plain to see, it being more competitive." Lured from his position as director of rugby at London Scottish, Amor was named this month by the Rugby Football Union to replace Ryan, who in seven years of trying failed to win in Hong Kong, the biggest tournament in the HSBC Sevens World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1314732/simon-amor-believes-englands-red-rose-can-bloom-again-rugby-sevens
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens regains status as only qualification tournament for world series

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com March event will be only qualification tournament for aspiring nations to join HSBC world series after criticism of set-up last season HK Sevens regains qualifying status The Hong Kong Sevens will once again be the main focus globally after the International Rugby Board made next March's showpiece the one-and-only qualification tournament ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1314075/hong-kong-sevens-regains-status-only-qualification-tournament-world
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong rugby sevens squad must nurture their self-belief

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... self-belief Here we go again. This was the thought running through the mind of Brian Stevenson as he watched Hong Kong playing Japan in the semi-finals of the rugby sevens competition at the Asian ... a cursory interest in rugby, suffice to say that Japan and Hong Kong have a healthy rivalry on the sevens pitch. They would love to beat the hell out of each other, and neither would lose any sleep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320083/hong-kong-rugby-sevens-squad-must-nurture-their-self-belief
  4. Sport - Rugby - King of Sevens Series

    Hong Kong to stage new rugby sevens tournaments

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter New sevens tournaments set for HK A new domestic sevens series was unveiled by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday as it seeks to identify new talent for the increasing number of competitions. The "Kings of Sevens Series", which launches on Saturday, reflects the growing importance of sevens ahead of the sport's debut in the Olympic Games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1298389/hong-kong-stage-new-rugby-sevens-tournaments
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN YOUTH GAMES

    Hong Kong strike gold in boys' rugby sevens

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung in Nanjing Hong Kong strike gold in boys' rugby sevens Hong Kong claimed their first gold medal of the tournament yesterday when they won the boys' rugby sevens ... the rout. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance and coaching Dai Rees hailed the performance of the boys Under-18 squad, most of whose members were also part of the team that won ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1297970/hong-kong-strike-gold-boys-rugby-sevens
  6. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Brazil casts global net to fund rugby players to fill Olympic sevens teams

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo 2016 Olympic hosts looking for players to fill sevens teams for sport's games debut Brazil casts global net to find rugby players Brazil is sending a message to everyone who plays rugby out there: You want to participate in the Rio Olympics? Come talk to us! Hoping to put on a good show when rugby sevens debuts in the 2016 Games, the Brazilian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1294171/brazil-casts-global-net-fund-rugby-players-fill-olympic-sevens
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Ticket prices for the Sevens may seem exorbitant but profits are ploughed straight back into the rugby community

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Ticket prices for the Sevens may seem exorbitant but profits are ploughed straight back into the rugby community If you need any more assurances that the Hong Kong Sevens is a money ... time this fund - the engine room that fuels the growth of the game - has topped the HK$100 million mark. This is because the showpiece sevens tournament of the International Rugby Board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1287082/ticket-prices-sevens-may-seem-exorbitant-profits-are-ploughed
  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong Sevens offers only 3,000 tickets for local fans by public ballot

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 02:59pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Only 3,000 out of HK stadium's 40,000 capacity will be up for grabs via public ballot next year Sevens fans face an even bigger scrum for seats Competition for tickets to the Hong Kong Sevens could be as fierce as the rugby on the pitch after it was announced yesterday that only 3,000 tickets for next year's event will be available via public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381878/less-tickets-hong-kong-sevens-fans-public-ballot-reduced-3000
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong goes global as rugby sevens talent search hots up

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... as sevens talent search hots up Sixty players are being identified for the first intake of the rugby sevens programme at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, which will also undergo a global search for a team of coaches next week. With between HK$5 million and HK$8 million in government funding available annually, rugby sevens will take a massive step forward with officials from the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1261056/hong-kong-goes-global-rugby-sevens-talent-search-hots
  10. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Winning not everything as Kiwis aim to raise game at Rugby World Cup Sevens

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Moscow alvin.sallay@scmp.com All Blacks Sevens team must defend a lot better if they are to improve on a modest record at the World Cup, warns skipper Forbes after day one ... up for a modest record at the World Cup Sevens. The All Blacks began their campaign with a 31-12 victory over Canada yesterday, leaking two tries, which by their high standards is a no-no. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1271284/winning-not-everything-kiwis-aim-raise-game-rugby-world-cup-sevens

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