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  1. Sevens to mourn victims of Japan, NZ earthquakes

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... play at the March 25-27 tournament at Hong Kong Stadium, the fifth leg of the IRB Sevens World Series. 'I spoke to Koji Tokumasu [Japan Rugby Football Union chief executive] today and he ... left for Scotland a few days ago and rugby officials are keen to carry on with life despite the disaster. The Tokyo Sevens, a new international tournament on April 16-17 featuring 12 teams ...

  2. Olympic status will be catalyst for growth in China

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a senior Chinese Rugby Football Union official, yesterday. Five sports- rugby sevens, golf, roller sports, karate and squash- are in the running to become medal sports at the 2012 Olympics. ... for the mainland becoming a rugby superpower in 20 years' time when the 2019 World Cup came around. Those hopes could receive a huge boost next month if the IOC opens its doors to rugby sevens ...

  3. Fire up the dragon

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and in the future. A slogan born in the hope it will fire the SAR team to greater heights as they prepare for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens. With the winds of change sweeping through the local ... it feels to train like a New Zealand XVs or sevens rugby player when they made a flying visit last month to the Rugby Academy of New Zealand in Palmerston North for four days. 'It was a very ...

  4. Paul Haley

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that try there was no way back for Fiji. They were given the inch and took the mile, providing me with the wildest refereeing roller-coaster ride. Sevens matches are unpredictable tests of stamina, ... in fact, it is nonsense. The reality of refereeing at the Sevens involves having gut-busting stamina and a little pace just to 'get in the picture' to make the decisions. For the most ...

  5. Normal service restored by still-smarting Wales

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... winners of the previous leg of the IRB Sevens World series in Las Vegas, are in a different class. Spain are the big scalp skipper Ant Haynes and his men want. 'We will have to keep our shape ... a chance against them.' Although Wales are the reigning world champions in sevens, the side are totally different from the one who played in Dubai in 2009. And John was quick to remind ...

  6. HK duo answer emergency

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong Sevens. This history has made it easier for Tsang, also aged 23. 'My district commander, Blake Hancock, supports me a lot. He knows I play rugby and always talks to me,' said ... was in the fray in the seven-a-side competition. If Kwok and Tsang win back their berths at next year's East Asian Games, it will be a tremendous boost not only for rugby, but for their employees ...

  7. Tietjens likely to stick with NZ for Rio adventure

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... given Tietjens a fresh lease of sevens life. 'In a nation like New Zealand, the Rugby World Cup [15s] means everything, but then we haven't seen sevens at the Olympics yet,' ... Alvin Sallay The Chinese are after him, so are the Americans, but it is very likely that Gordon Tietjens, the man who turned sevens into an art form, will sign on with the New Zealand ...

  8. HK clash- it's all in the family

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... the New Zealand or Australian unions' agenda until the HKRFU put it to them. I hope this is the beginning of other major rugby events being played here alongside the Hong Kong Sevens ... as special as some of the others. In New Zealand, I played under-18s and under-21s provincial rugby. My contemporaries were the Brooke [Zinzan and Robin] and Bachop [Stephen and Graeme] brothers. ...

  9. Lack of pace again catches up with gallant Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in four Cup-winning teams in Hong Kong. But since taking over as sevens coach- with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union looking ahead to next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens- earlier this year, ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... baseball, to the 'kill-the-man-with-the-ball' thuggery that typifies rugby. But we also recognise the Sevens' immense popularity. And knowing that the market gets what it wants, Lai ... updated with rugby flourishes. Lai See also has it on good authority that the Swiss bank is the proud owner of the only Sevens bar specifically reinforced to bear the weight of a dancer or two- ...




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