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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong has bid to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in a move described as an "insurance policy" by leading official Trevor Gregory. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had ... expressed an interest to be part of the World Series in 2015-16. IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said: "This unprecedented response truly reflects the enormous prestige and appeal of rugby sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1441301/hosting-world-cup-sevens-2018-insurance-policy-says-gregory
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong rugby union squad facing tough decisions

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

    ... for the important season ahead- it also includes the Rugby World Cup Sevens in June in Moscow- with most of the players also crucial cogs in the 15-a-side set-up. "We rested nine of our sevens players ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Difficult decisions loom for selection of sevens and 15s as dates for important fixtures clash May a crunch time for HK squad A clash between sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1148845/hong-kong-rugby-union-squad-facing-tough-decisions
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sports Institute's new rugby coaches target Olympics

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... coaches aim for Olympics The 2016 Olympics will be the number one target for Gareth Baber and Anna Richards when they take charge of the men's and women's rugby sevens squad at the Hong ... leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Pune this weekend. HKSI chief executive Trisha Leahy, welcoming the two coaches, said: "[The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union] has established a very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1347602/hong-kong-sports-institutes-new-rugby-coaches-target-olympics
  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw fit for Rugby Championship decider at Boks

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

    ... Associated Press in Johannesburg McCaw fighting fit for championship decider Inspirational skipper Richie McCaw returns to New Zealand's starting line-up for the Rugby Championship ... changes to the world champion All Blacks, who are on the brink of a 12th southern hemisphere title in 18 seasons and have won seven of their past eight games against the Springboks. While McCaw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1323713/all-blacks-skipper-richie-mccaw-fit-rugby-championship-decider
  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Springboks play down threat of Richie McCaw's return to All Blacks for rugby test

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Zealand flanker Richie McCaw's return for Saturday's Rugby Championship decider in Johannesburg. The Boks also trumpeted their improvement at the breakdown, which is where New Zealand ... and would start on Saturday. Van Graan said the Springboks had shown much improvement in breakdown play, a major factor in seven wins in eight tests this year. "You've got to divide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1322950/springboks-play-down-threat-richie-mccaws-return-all-blacks-rugby
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Aberdeen Stadium to host Toulouse-Racing Metro rugby match

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on November 9. "It's not just a game, it's a rugby week, similar to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens for all rugby fans," said Jean-Baptise Aldige, director of promoters Team One Asia. ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Toulouse, Racing aim torecreate thrill of Top 14 Organisers of the Natixis Rugby Cup in November have chosen Aberdeen Stadium over Hong Kong Stadium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1311792/aberdeen-stadium-host-toulouse-racing-metro-rugby-match
  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Benji Marshall switches to rugby union in bid for Olympic gold and All Blacks jersey

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Marshall makes code switch in quest for gold Former New Zealand rugby league captain Benji Marshall completed his switch to rugby union by signing a two-year contract with Super Rugby's Auckland Blues yesterday as he begins his quest for an All Blacks jersey and an Olympic gold medal in sevens. The 28-year-old Marshall will leave Sydney's West Tigers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1295802/benji-marshall-switches-rugby-union-bid-olympic-gold-and-all
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    HKRFU opt not to raise Sevens ticket costs

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Despite surging costs, HKRFU opts to retain present levels until 2015 but warns there will have to be strict controls on expenditure Prices for Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tickets will remain unchanged until 2015 despite the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union grappling with costs of staging the tournament and developing and maintaining facilities for a growing rugby population. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1284849/hkrfu-opt-not-raise-sevens-ticket-costs
  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Waikato Chiefs come from behind to win Super Rugby title

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

    ... Tikoirotuma for the second try, which Cruden converted and added a further penalty. In the space of seven minutes the Chiefs produced a 15-point burst to become only the fourth side to win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1294192/waikato-chiefs-come-behind-win-super-rugby-title
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong 'let down' by IRB's Women's Sevens snub

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The world body has disappointed Hong Kong officials by ignoring a request for the city to host a leg of the first Women's Sevens World Series HK 'let down' by IRB sevens snub Hong Kong has been "badly let down" by the International Rugby Board after being overlooked as a venue for the inaugural IRB Women's Sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1065248/hong-kong-let-down-irbs-womens-sevens-snub

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