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  1. Rwandans reach for the sky

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... national rugby team are known, will graduate to the Tens and then, who knows, even the Sevens. 'We watch the Sevens on television back home every year and it is the greatest tournament ... Alvin Sallay The Rwandan rugby team arrived in Hong Kong and had never seen anything like it before- from the towering skyscrapers to the moving escalators. Then they met the Aliens. Hong ...

  2. HK in seven-try blitz as Sri Lanka wilt in the heat

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with both forwards and backs combining sweetly to run in seven unanswered tries. The bulk of it went to the backs- flyhalf Keith Robertson and inside centre Lee Jones each grabbing a brace ... moves which quickly silenced the poor crowd with most people perhaps staying away due to the hot conditions. 'These are probably not conditions to play a rugby match in. People don't ...

  3. West Indies so close to making presence felt

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... that saw the minnows of world rugby get close, but not close enough, in their group games at the Sevens. Three losses on the opening two days were followed by a 21-12 defeat to Uruguay yesterday, ... rugby team like the West Indies that allows us to focus on developing the game.'' Whipple is referring to Conyers Dill & Pearman, a law firm that has had a base in Hong Kong ...

  4. Duley bids a final fond farewell to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the Sevens.' Rugby in Hong Kong holds no more attractions for Duley. Sadly. ... in local rugby circles for the past 16 years. 'My boots are for sale,' quipped the ever-gregarious Duley, a former Hong Kong captain and front-row forward, who once quit local ...

  5. Brown had passion to play while pregnant

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney In New Zealand rugby is a way of life, and no one emphasises this better than Annie Brown of the Aotearoa Maori team, who will be competing today in the Cable and Wireless Hong Kong Women's Sevens at So Kon Po. It's not that Brown played in the winning side that narrowly defeated Australia 19-12 in a hard-fought contest last year, but that she played while ...

  6. Captain warns HK not to take UAE lightly

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... couldn't have come faster for Tauti, as it will be the end of a frustrating few months. The 31-year-old pulled out of the Hong Kong sevens squad earlier this year after straining his groin. Realising what an invaluable presence he brings to 15s, the management advised Tauti to step away from the abbreviated version. 'My body wasn't able to cope with sevens and 15s training ...

  7. Hong Kong edged out of Cup by Fijians

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A narrow loss to a Fijian select team - Uprising Beach Resort - saw Hong Kong missing out on a place in the Cup competition at the Heineken Hottest Sevens in Darwin yesterday. ... 26-0. But coach Rodney McIntosh was still left a satisfied man after the local squad defeated the Darwin Taipans 24-12 and then walloped the Australian Rugby Legends 52-0. ...

  8. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in 1997, when they qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens, and in 1998 when they were invited back. In this last decade, Zimbabwe has spiralled out of control and is in economic collapse ... be daft to expect world rugby authorities to bar countries from taking part in events like the Hong Kong Sevens simply because of the sorry state of politics, or human rights, in that country. ...

  9. 13

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Small fry; big stage The cornerstone of the original Sevens blueprint was the chance to foster the growth of rugby in Asia. From this idea was born the punching bag, aka, the minnows. The Sevens offered a rare chance for the small nations to play the giants. Seven of the 12 teams at the inaugural event in 1976 came from Asia- Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia ...

  10. Why only eight Bali Nine?- one executed

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Robin Kwong and Judy Nago Creative rugby fans have always come in costumes that go with the times. Last year (and this year) there were guys in Sars-proof wear. This year we found the Bali Nine. The group of Australians donning black and white stripped prison garments, complete with serial numbers, was busy wolfing down beef pies when SevenSeen caught on to them. ...




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