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  1. News - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Public to get 'even fewer' Rugby Sevens seats next year

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... In a move sure to generate a furious reaction from local rugby fans, Hong Kong Sevens organisers have said it is "inevitable" that even fewer tickets will go on sale ... but it's just a fact of life that this will happen. "It'll still mean that the large majority of Sevens tickets will be sold locally. More will just go to local rugby clubs." ...

  2. Kenyans drive another nail into Kiwi coffin

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... stage is a new experience for a New Zealand side in rugby- unless you count the 15s World Cup over the past 20 years- but the times are changing on the sevens circuit. It's not often ... 'We will go back and focus on where we need to improve,' he said. 'World sevens rugby is much more competitive than it was, say eight or nine years ago. Up until now we've ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    HKRFU ballot fails to stop touts getting Sevens tickets

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... The problem of Hong Kong Sevens tickets being sold on unofficial websites and falling into the hands of touts is still dogging the event as this year's tournament kicks off today. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union made 4,000 tickets available for sale via a public ballot this year. The union believed this method was the fairest way to distribute the tickets. Applicants had ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COMMERCIAL DISPUTE

    Designer seeks compensation from HKRFU for Sevens passes artwork

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Artist seeks Sevens compensation A freelance designer who created the VIP passes for the Hong Kong Sevens for the past 10 years has accused the organisers of using her artwork without her permission in a bid to save money. Lawman Law was in the process of printing this year's passes in January when the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union suddenly ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Teen drinkers to be targeted at Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Rugby chiefs join forces with support group for second year to tackle alcohol problems at event Teen drinkers at Sevens targeted Hong Kong Sevens organisers are once again working with a leading youth charity to combat teenage binge drinking at the event, after the success of last year's initial project. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ...

  6. A gauntlet of greed, and joy for a nation in need

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... China. The win was part of another memorable Saturday at the home of sevens rugby, with plenty to admire in the stands as well as on the pitch- among them women, and some men, in costumes ... John Carney There was fancy footwork aplenty at the Hong Kong Sevens yesterday, and that was just outside the ground. As always, the scene was colourful, the fans hugely appreciative ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Rugby tackles social issues at Chinese school

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... involved as the programme grows more popular in the school. "My students are excited about it already," he said. "Many know rugby only as part of the Hong Kong Sevens, so ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com First Chinese school takes on rugby scheme The principal of the first local Chinese school to sign up for the inaugural School of Rugby programme in Hong ...

  8. Laboured Boks building momentum, says Treu

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... was good and we kept going to the very end.' South Africa have emerged as one of the major powers in world sevens rugby in recent years but are still waiting to break their duck at the Hong ... John Carney It wasn't pretty, but South Africa made a winning start to their Sevens campaign after a laboured 29-7 victory over South Korea. The result may sound convincing enough ...

  9. It's Asia's loss, says Payne after Japan bid fails

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... it was not to be.' Payne reiterated, though, that the HKRFU would continue its efforts to promote rugby in Hong Kong and Asia, with the main vehicle being the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. Preparations for next year's event are well under way, and a Sevens Festival will be held at the Hong Kong Stadium on December 10 to showcase all levels of the rugby community in Hong Kong. ...

  10. Homecoming for Scots heroes

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... this year, so we've been lucky enough to be given the chance to come back out. 'It's not often you get the chance to see world-class sevens rugby, although the last time I was here, ... John Carney In the taxi bringing Scottish internationals John Barclay and Graeme Morrison to King's Park for a prize-giving ceremony, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union official Robbie ...




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