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  1. HK cruise into Shanghai Sevens semi-finals

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay There were no unpleasant surprises for Hong Kong at the Shanghai Sevens as they secured a semi-final berth at the Asian Rugby Football Union's inaugural satellite sevens ... and Varty- sparingly, and save them for the final push today. The return of powerful forward Kwok Ka-ming- who played at the Asian Games in Doha in 2006 but had to put his rugby on hold due to work ...

  2. From handover to Sars, Sevens has seen it all

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Now into its 34th edition, the Sevens has experienced its share of the best of times and the worst of times. And as for ages of wisdom and foolishness, the South Stand ... they've seen how, at the Sevens, the worst times can in fact be the best. 'I first arrived in Hong Kong with my wife and two-year-old daughter to work for the government way back in 1974, so ...

  3. Veteran commentator strikes different note

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with Robby Nimmo Keith Quinn has been commentating on rugby since 1971. He's commentated at 10 Commonwealth Games, including the latest one in New Delhi, all six Rugby World Cups and eight Olympic Games, starting in Munich 1972. At the Hong Kong Sevens, he has commentated 21 times. For the 2010 fixture, rather than commentating, Quinn and wife Anne are running a tour. ...

  4. Fun all summer

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be on offer. The Junior Sports Camps (ages five to six and seven to 10) expose children to a range of different sports so they can explore their individual talents and improve their physical ... will be run on a weekly basis and cost HK$2,500 to HK$3,000, depending on location. A 10 per cent discount is available on payments made by June 13. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ...

  5. Morris and Wood love being back in their home from home

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Hong Kong is a home away from home for Phil Morris and Kathleen Wood, a true rugby power couple. 'I met Woods [as he calls her] in Hong Kong in 1995, I was playing scrumhalf for Aberdeen Rugby Club, and she was playing flanker for Aberdeen ladies. It was pretty much instant attraction. We had rugby in common, and a lot of friends in common. It was easy, ...

  6. Resolutions we'd all like to see

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong. Let the work begin so the fun and games can also start soon, and not later than 2018. If Hong Kong is to have any chance of getting a few games at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, we have to show hosts Japan and the International Rugby Board that a world-class facility is ready and available. To the Hong Kong government: Let's promise to continue with the Mega Events Fund. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for city's Sevens With the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens on the horizon and the expected rush for local tickets not far away (and furthermore the expected complaints when there are not enough tickets to go ... Kong now hosts one of the world's top 10 sporting events. Also, because of the Hong Kong Sevens, there are countless sevens and 10s rugby events in the region that impact positively ...

  8. HK offers more than Singapore

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Baat Gwaa

    ... Baat Gwaa Baat Gwaa bumped into a former colleague at the Rugby Sevens. After we had chatted for a few minutes, she asked me: 'Should I stay or should I go?' 'You must stay. The weather is great and we have a good crowd here,' I replied. 'No, I am not talking about the Sevens. I am asking whether I should stay in Hong Kong. I've been offered a job ...

  9. Time to enhance access to sporting facilities

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For sports fans, the past few years have provided an unexpected number of memorable events. In addition to the annual Rugby Sevens tournament, Hong Kong staged a leg of rugby's Bledisloe Cup between Australia and New Zealand. The Hong Kong soccer teams have had unexpected success, resulting in record crowds. Chinese Olympians have exhibited their skills here, ...

  10. New lease of life for troubled youths thanks to Operation Breakthrough

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... lad,' said McRobbie. 'He is now playing in the senior police team and last year played in the youth showcase games at the Sevens. He has recently earned his rugby coaching qualification ... from a low-income family, Lam was headed down a path of juvenile delinquency and crime... until he discovered rugby. After getting in trouble with police, Lam was referred by social workers ...




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