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  1. Rugby sevens squad quietly confident of team success

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Rugby will be favourite to walk away with the prize in the 'team only' category, but sevens captain Andrew Chambers is not taking anything for granted. 'We ... says Chambers. The sevens squad are nominated for finishing second at the Rugby World Cup Sevens Asian qualifying tournament and winning the Denmark Sevens. 'Does qualifying for a World ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sisters of skill out to make impact for Chinese sevens side

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Now the Olympics are over, many eyes will be on the Chinese women's sevens team as they bid to become the first mainland side to qualify for the Rugby World Cup Sevens. While maintaining a neutral stance, there is no doubt the International Rugby Board would be delighted to see China's men and women book their place in the 2009 Sevens showpiece in Dubai ...

  5. HK joins push for Olympic inclusion

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Taiwan in the rugby sevens competition at the World Games in Kaohsiung. Rugby is among seven sports- the others being baseball, golf, softball, roller sports, squash and karate- vying for two available spots in the 2016 Olympics. The World Games will offer the IRB another chance to showcase sevens rugby. 'We firmly believe the sevens tournament at the World Games plays an important ...

  6. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to life in Division Two. This was once a side who had beaten Hong Kong, causing Asia's big two- Japan and South Korea- to look over their shoulders. Despite winning a rugby sevens bronze ... Committee, which meets in August to decide the two sports that will join the 2016 Olympics. And there is every indication rugby sevens will get the nod. Hong Kong Olympic Committee president Timothy ...

  7. Ticket prices for HK Sevens stay unchanged

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Although the Rugby World Cup Sevens will be held in Dubai, three weeks before the Hong Kong event, the HKRFU is confident it will not have any impact. 'We would like to think the World Cup ... Alvin Sallay The world may be in recession, but fans will have to pay full price for a ticket to next year's Hong Kong Sevens with organisers keeping prices at HK$1,080 for an adult ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Slow going at old Kai Tak keeps World Cup dream grounded

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kai Tak stadium will not be ready before 2018, and that’s a crying shame. Otherwise Hong Kong would have been able to put on the Hong Kong Sevens and host the Rugby World Cup Sevens later ... The International Rugby Board has called for tenders from unions interested in bidding for the 2018 RWC Sevens, as well as being part of the IRB Sevens World Series beginning with the 2015-16 season. Hong ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Rugby union wins access to Hong Kong Sports Institute

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Hong Kong Sports Institute opened its doors to rugby sevens. The entry of the only team sport at the elite training academy - there are 15 other disciplines from athletics to wushu ... professional teams in Asia like Japan, as well as with sevens teams on the international stage, more and more of whom are contracting players on a full-time basis." Rugby sevens' bid ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Full-time contracts incentive for Hong Kong sevens players

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... contracts incentive for squad Full-time contracts to play rugby sevens are in the pipeline as Hong Kong set their sights on becoming a core team on the HSBC Sevens World Series next season. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said yesterday the board of directors has already decided to throw its full support behind the sevens squad if they are successful in clinching ...




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