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  1. Sevens is a great event; we can't let a few thugs spoil it

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens is back. It is the annual sporting event that really puts our city on the map. The Sevens offers an unbeatable combination: exciting rugby played in a fun ... with the Sevens spirit. The fight was linked to the separate Rugby Tens tournament, held at a different venue, but it involved rugby players and occurred during Sevens weekend. According to witnesses, ...

  2. No sign of Sevens flagging amid crisis

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... spirits at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens yesterday. While there were a few names missing from the usual list of corporate-box-holders, there was little sign that the global financial crisis ... been halved. Rather than an octet, as greeted last year's finalists, this year's national anthems will be sung by a quartet. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had been pushing ...

  3. Rolling brawl erupts in Wan Chai

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Nick Gentle

    ... Barclay Crawford and Nick Gentle A former Fijian Sevens rugby player has been convicted of assaulting a police officer after a vicious rolling brawl through the streets of Wan Chai early ... guilty in Eastern Court to assaulting an officer outside the Dusk til Dawn bar at about 5am. Maisiri, of Palmerston North, New Zealand, a professional rugby player, was fined HK$500. People ...

  4. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and the Wallabies. The Sixes, although not on a par with the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, is still well-known in cricketing circles and this weekend features some of the best players in the world. These events ... does not have a cash cow like rugby's Sevens. It is hampered by the fact there is no ground in Hong Kong that can cater to around 15,000 fans, which is the extent of their ambitions right ...

  5. HK$500 fine for hitting officer 'inadequate'

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A HK$500 fine was 'manifestly inadequate' for a former Fijian Sevens rugby player who hit a policeman in a brawl in Wan Chai, prosecutors and police will argue ... Cheuk-yin said. Paula Maisiri, 32, a professional rugby player from Palmerston North, New Zealand, pleaded guilty to one count of police assault and was fined by Acting Principal Magistrate Bina ...

  6. Police bashers should be jailed, union says

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phyllis Tsang The Hong Kong Police Inspectors' Association has called for stiffer penalties for thugs who attack police officers, after a former Sevens rugby ... Fijian professional rugby player Paula Maisiri, 32, punched police constable Leung King-sang, 28, in the eye. Maisiri pleaded guilty to assault in Eastern Court on Friday afternoon. Constable ...

  7. Businessman's son fined HK$15,000 for series of driving offences

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The son of a leading businessman was fined HK$15,000 at Eastern Court yesterday for offences stemming from driving his father's car without permission after drinking at the Rugby Sevens and colliding with a taxi. Student Clinton Tong Tsun-tak, 18, was also ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and disqualified from driving for a year. He had earlier ...

  8. Boss who raped maid six times is jailed for seven years

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow An unemployed man who raped an Indonesian domestic helper while his son was in another room was jailed for seven years yesterday. Mr Justice Peter Nguyen told Chan Ka-man, 35, that he had breached the trust placed in him and had taken advantage of the 21-year-old victim's vulnerability. 'Employing domestic helpers does not entitle you, nor should ...

  9. Seven abode-seekers convicted in High Court

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.41pm: Seven abode-seekers were convicted in the High Court of starting a blaze at the Immigration Tower five years ago, local radio reported on Friday. Sze ... to seven years and four months in jail. The seven had pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter. The judge pronounced the verdict on Friday afternoon. He had reviewed a video of the blaze ...

  10. Police ask for sentence review in Bokhary case

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... with a taxi after the Rugby Sevens while he was driving his friend home. ...




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