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  1. Sevens wonder

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... rush in to her cluttered office in Sports House, So Kon Po, with a multitude of queries. It is from here that Coalter, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's Sevens tournament manager, is masterminding the staging of this year's event, which is also the Sevens World Cup. There are rugby balls on a shelf and photos dotted around showing her with players during previous Sevens ...

  2. Scrumming down

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... The Rugby World Cup Sevens will kick off a thrilling year, writes Unus Alladin RUGBY FEVER IS set to grip Hong Kong once again this year when the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens gets under way, ... event makes a welcome return with a total of 81 games, compared with 57 at the Hong Kong Sevens. Twenty-four teams will scrum down in the tournament, which is being held in Hong Kong ...

  3. 'Shocked' DeA Tigers chief vows to appeal Chan's 20-week ban

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay DeA Tigers will appeal the 20-week suspension handed out to their Hong Kong star Chan Fuk-ping and are praying that he can still play in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in March. ... a regular member of both the 15-a-side and sevens teams. 'We are all gutted for Chan. He has done so much for Hong Kong rugby and the World Cup was supposed to be the pinnacle of his career. ...

  4. Hongkongers enthralled

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Relatively few Chinese Hongkongers have watched a game of rugby, but the World Cup Sevens is helping change that. The locals who turned up in this weekend's tournament said the game was great fun. 'I come here to support the Hong Kong team. It's my first time at the Sevens and the atmosphere is awesome,' said Koko Lee Ho-suet, 18, who was standing up ...

  5. 'The Chiropractor' prepares to begin latest chapter of his life on the Emerald Isle

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... a stalwart of two previous Sevens World Cups including the inaugural edition at Murrayfield in 1993, is winding down a career that has seen him build a reputation as one of the most fearsome tacklers in rugby. The 32-year-old will fly to Ireland this week to start a three-month contract, most likely the final edition of a career that has seen him play professionally around the globe. 'Rugby ...

  6. England calls up rugby players

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... THREE HONG KONG rugby players have been awarded free tuition at an English boarding school and elite training with a leading professional club nearby. Former Jockey Club Ti-I student Law ... Rugby Club and officials at English top flight club side Leicester Tigers. All three players are members of DeA Rugby Club which has established the programme as an opportunity to develop ...

  7. Upbeat Lomu works his magic

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... and at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong next year. First he needs a transplant. A friend has volunteered his kidney and Lomu talks passionately about this man who would give up part of him to help ... disease has manifested itself in his feet, swollen like a rugby ball and with no feeling. 'Eighty to 90 per cent of my body is as strong as can be,' Lomu said yesterday. 'It's ...

  8. Take a punt on Dingley and Whyte

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... I don't tip, full stop,' said Whyte as he and good friend Dingley got together in a week where their two codes, rugby and racing, also celebrated their friendship at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. Ironically, Whyte rode the winner of the feature race, sponsored by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. And he kicked home another winner to boot. Notorious tipsters, these jockeys. ...

  9. Moller and galaxy of stars to light up sevens showpiece

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Lighting International Sevens showpiece. Moller, who is probably best remembered as the player whose penalty knocked out England from the Euro '96 tournament, will make his Hong Kong debut ... chairman of the sevens event. In only its third year, the sevens has developed a reputation for drawing together an entertaining blend of soccer legends and young stars who come from some ...

  10. 50 years on, seven lives remembered

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Friends honour those who died in the Pearl River Incident Fifty years ago this week, seven people were killed and five wounded when a British naval launch was shelled by a mainland landing craft in international waters off Lantau. Yesterday, a survivor of the incident and 30 other people - members of the Hong Kong Flotilla Association, their wives and other relatives - remembered ...




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