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  1. Rugby chief sends out sevens SOS

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a ticket for the two-day event in December. Tickets for the rugby sevens competition - being played for the first time at the East Asian Games - went on sale three weeks ago and so far only ... Gregory said. 'We hope we can recreate the same party atmosphere we have every year at the Hong Kong Sevens. For this we need the wholehearted support of the local rugby community ...

  2. Probe into an $8,000 Rugby Sevens ticket

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay and Benjamin Wong Rugby officials have launched a scalping investigation after a ticket for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens was offered yesterday on the internet ... Rugby Football Union (HKRFU). 'We will be taking measures to record the sale of every ticket so that we will know which category any tickets that are touted or scalped come from. We have ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong should push for a role in IRB Women's Sevens Series

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HK has been a pioneer in promoting women's rugby; now the city must try to bag a leg of the world sevens series We should make bid for equality ... filled with ice. In Dubai, they have the option of dipping into a swimming pool at the state-of-the-art Sevens Stadium, which was purpose-built for the staging of the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong launches campaign to secure berth as core Sevens team

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 05:55pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be in the company of the big boys. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday announced the 28 teams that will participate in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens from March 22-24 and Asian champions ... international rugby sevens competition.” Winning last season’s HSBC Asian Sevens Series earned Hong Kong the right to direct qualification for the London Sevens when the qualifying tournament to unearth ...

  6. The little rugby dragons

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan After the success of the Sevens, rugby has a bright future and aspiring young players can try the game and have a day of fun in Wan Chai next weekend It's time ... here, mainly due to the world-renowned annual showpiece, the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. Anyone hoping to try their hand at rugby are welcome to join the events. For more information, call 2504 ...

  7. Party time as rugby fever grips HK

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell The countdown to the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens has already begun. The serious stuff is at Hong Kong Stadium starting on Friday, but several events are being held ... players from local and international amateur clubs will display their skills in a more relaxed atmosphere. The Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens will take place at Hong Kong Football Club ...

  8. Grudge match provides a focus as Varty awaits passport to Olympics

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the Olympics,' says the 23-year-old Varty, who like everyone else in the Hong Kong sevens squad has visions of running out on to a sun-baked pitch in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 when rugby sevens makes its ... we can compete with them,' says Varty. Twice in recent times, Japan have snatched victory from Hong Kong in the dying seconds. The first was at the Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifiers ...

  9. Mainland team star in tertiary sevens

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Dongbei University clinch men's rugby Cup championship Seventeen men's and eight women's rugby teams played in the fourth annual Standard Chartered Bank Tertiary Seven-a-side Tournament last month. As there were more teams this year, a Shield competition was added to the existing Cup, Plate and Bowl categories. 'The tournament has become ...

  10. Sorry, David, you can't fight Goliath

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay After 36 years of the Hong Kong Sevens, we will have a system of institutionalised sporting apartheid heaped on our event thanks to the International Rugby Board's ... will not have the same opportunity, simply because the world governing body is of the mind to use this world-famous event- one responsible for raising the profile of rugby sevens so high ...




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