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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1261056/hong-kong-goes-global-rugby-sevens-talent-search-hots
  4. 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
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Rugby Sevens blow for defending champs Fiji

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Islanders' captain Cakau and try-scoring machine Raqamate both injured, while Las Vegas winners South Africa are also struggling Sevens blow ... Sevens wide open. Fiji have lost inspirational captain Setefano Cakau who led them to glory last year. The 33-year-old Cakau, who has been a dominating force among the forwards this season, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1191779/sevens-blow-defending-champs-fiji
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Brazil, Uruguay qualify for Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

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

    ... open in the 12-strong pre-qualification tournament for the finalists at the Consur Sevens (South American Confederation of Rugby) in Rio de Janeiro with hosts Brazil and Uruguay duly filling ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com South American duo in showpiece event, and Uruguay also earn spot for Moscow World Cup Brazil and Uruguay qualify for HK Sevens Uruguay and Brazil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1160276/brazil-and-uruguay-qualify-hong-kong-rugby-sevens
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong sevens side get World Games slot

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong sevens side get World Games slot Hong Kong's stock in the global sevens scene continues to rise with the International Rugby Board inviting the Rowan Varty-led team to take part ... the eyes of many Only eight teams will take part in the rugby sevens competition, and the IRB usually picks the top-ranked teams from each region, but can also invite participants based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1220879/hong-kong-sevens-rugby-team-invited-take-part-world-games-irb
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong has medal chance in women's rugby at 2014 Asian Games

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 10:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... including intensive gym sessions where the focus is on strength conditioning, is paying off." Rugby sevens, men and women, became an elite sport in April but the programme only came fully ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Sevens coach Kane Jury says benefit of players being full-time athletes is paying off Fast-improving HK 'can medal at next Asiad' The benefits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1343022/hong-kong-has-medal-chance-womens-rugby-2014-asian-games
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Injured Cado Lee out of Hong Kong's Sevens World Cup squad

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

    ... Alvin Sallay in Moscow alvin.sallay@scmp.com Injured Cado Lee out of World Cup Sevens If Edward Snowden had delayed his departure from Hong Kong by 24 hours, he would have had 19 strapping "minders" from the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union accompanying him to Moscow. Hong Kong's 12-strong Rugby World Cup Sevens squad and seven team officials caught the same flight, Aeroflot 213, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1268106/injured-cado-lee-out-hong-kongs-sevens-world-cup-squad
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Handshake deal that led to riches for Hong Kong Rugby Football Union

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Handshake deal that led to riches for HKRFU A gentlemen's agreement struck soon after the first Hong Kong Sevens in 1976, between the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and its first title sponsors Cathay Pacific and Rothmans, paved the way for the present financial clout of local rugby, HKRFU president Brian Stevenson revealed yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320193/handshake-deal-led-riches-hong-kong-rugby-football-union

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