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  1. 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
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    A gift that can keep on giving

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Now that rugby sevens is in the Sports Institute, players and administrators must make the most of this opportunity A gift that can keep on giving It has ... Institute. Everyone knew rugby sevens would join the Fo Tan academy after the men's senior and junior teams achieved the nine-point qualification target, with the silver medal at the 2010 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1224770/gift-can-keep-giving
  3. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    IRB's relegation system for sevens world series is a joke

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... rugby nations. And this should be the main criterion. The IRB has increased the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens from 24 to 28 teams and the ninth and last leg of the world series in London ... is for certain after this week's announcement by the International Rugby Board- don't ask the world governing body to organise a booze-up in a brewery. After months trying to figure out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1043227/irbs-relegation-system-sevens-world-series-joke
  4. 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

    ... Alvin Sallay Ticket prices for the Sevens may seem exorbitant but profits are ploughed straight back into the rugby community Union has finance down to a fine art If you need any more assurances that the Hong Kong Sevens is a money spinner, just take a look at the balance sheet of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which proudly declares that almost HK$103 million has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1287082/ticket-prices-sevens-may-seem-exorbitant-profits-are-ploughed
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEFT FIELD

    Career comes first for Robertson

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Robertson chose to put self before country, or in this case the Special Administrative Region, and opted to pursue a career as a pilot rather than take part in a Rugby World Cup Sevens under the shadow of the Kremlin. Robertson, a popular figure during the Hong Kong Sevens, left this week for Australia to undergo a 14-16-month training course with Cathay Pacific. As a rugby player, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1022774/career-comes-first-robertson
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Sevens debut a national farce

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Both the men's and women's rugby finals in Shenyang should become case studies in how not to introduce fans to a new sport Sevens debut a national farce Sadly in rugby sevens, the referee can turn out to be the most important person on the field, as proven in the gold-medal match at the National Games on Tuesday. Hong Kong were up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1305763/sevens-debut-national-farce
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong cricket led the way in 2013

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 09:28pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... in 2013 Rugby sevens is once again favourite to win the best team category in the annual Sport Stars Awards, which celebrates the best of local sport for 2013, but sorry guys, my vote goes to cricket this year. Organisers are polling the media and the public for their choices and in the team sports category, two of my favourite sports are in the running- cricket and rugby sevens. Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1413431/hong-kong-cricket-led-way-2013
  8. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    Pandas find refuge in Tin Shui Wai

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Hong Kong Sevens, then just wander down to Tin Shui Wai, where a ground has been built to create a rugby-playing community in that district. The HKRFU has injected HK$20 million into a pitch ... Alvin Sallay It's been described as the saddest town in Hong Kong, but a new rugby pitch with a home-based team bodes well for district Pandas find refuge in Tin Shui Wai Will a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1050294/pandas-find-refuge-tin-shui-wai
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Evolution better than revolution

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Sri Lanka spent millions on hosting a rugby sevens tournament, but it can never rival Hong Kong's world-class event Evolution better than revolution ... of the drop-kick conversion at sevens- previously teams had to place-kick using up valuable time- Simpkin has created the world's first Indian Premier League cricket-style rugby sevens tournament ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1299150/evolution-better-revolution
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    A valuable lesson out of Africa

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of Africa There is this hunch gnawing at the back of my mind that Hong Kong coach Dai Rees opted for the long haul to Harare last weekend to take part in Zimbabwe's international rugby sevens ... knew that Rowan Varty and his men would not be geared for sevens rugby as yet- they were still in 15s mode with the season just having ended days before the team departed for Harare- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1192436/valuable-lesson-out-africa

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