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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rugby Sevens fans deserve a better deal

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Rugby fans deserve better The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens risk being a victim of their own success. Last year the number of tickets for public sale was slashed from 5,000 to 4,000 amid howls of protest from ordinary rugby fans. Sevens enthusiasts were left to wonder, yet again, where the tickets were going when Hong Kong stadium holds 40,000. It is a measure ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    What’s to become of the real game of rugby?

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 06:17pm by Kevin McBarron

    ... international, and here is where it grew strong, and now it’s getting stronger. Yes, I know, you’re tired of hearing about the Olympics and Rio and Sevens and what it will do for rugby; me too, tired ... to "Sevens as an Olympic sport" euphoria. But what’s to become of the real game of rugby? Fifteens is real rugby, not some poor relation and I worry the International Rugby Board is not thinking ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong

    Rugby: A code to live by

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 03:17pm by Kevin McBarron

    ... they won the first round and Apple nearly disappeared. So the best products are not always the winners in the long run. Rugby is a far superior sport than soccer, or any other sport out there, but those of us who love rugby have to suffer the injustice of our great game being overshadowed by over-hyped inferior games peopled by over-paid and over-indulged players. There’s no accounting ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by STAFF

    ...   This feeling is the greatest. We as South Africans are so proud Cecil Afrika, who helped his country edge New Zealand to win the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens gold medal in Glasgow   ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    HSBC goes for cooler image at the Sevens this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 12:53am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn With the Hong Kong rugby Sevens extravaganza due to erupt in Hong Kong at the end of the month the principal sponsors HSBC and Cathay Pacific have been firing up ... Cathay has opted for the party themed #thepartyhasarrived, the website Marketing Magazine reports. The Saatchi & Saatchi video for HSBC has rugby players and tribes of fans dressed ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Aussies carry plenty of baggage

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... to call the rugby team "the Wallabies’’? And their early Hong Kong sevens teams "the Wallaroos"? It was all downhill from there. And Australians even put "G’day" ... at several Hong Kong Sevens and was player of the tournament at the 1991 Rugby World Cup. He is also the son of post-war Italian migrants who settled in Queanbeyan, near Canberra. His father told ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Loving the lull before the storm

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 10:56am by Jed Thian

    ... the seaside theme, it was onto Repulse Bay Beach for the 5s I resisted the urge to slip on the budgie smugglers I mean there’s no sense in showing off As a former rugby coach it was impressive ... beer You need to keep things covered in those kinds of conditions.   The cocktail reception is where I do some of my best work There’s a lot of cocktail receptions during Sevens week Possibly ...

  8. Business - Money

    Get behind Mission Possible and beat last year’s Sevens triumph

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:41am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... that’s fun, with zero expenses and every cent spent going to the charities. With only four weeks to go until the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens (March 28 to 30), there’s still time to dig deep in your pockets. Last year retired financier Peter Bennett amazed everyone by raising HK$2.8 million for local charities with a box he persuaded the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to donate. HKRFU: three ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    HKRFU needs to rethink its Sevens ticketing policy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... As the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union asks for public money for a new stadium, it will provide fewer Sevens tickets for the public next year 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 to the public next year SCMP, March 24 I shall have to choose ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - Rugby

    Pro road is the only one to travel

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 06:25pm by Tom McColl

    ... will this occur? With the increasing success of the sevens team and the government’s acceptance that rugby deserves increased funding via the Sports Institute, the HKRFU will hopefully soon ... Sevens and the Asian 5 Nations. Rugby enters the Sha Tin academy as an elite sport next month, with the extra funding and training facilities that brings. However, where does this leave ...




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