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  1. Witness in Rugby Sevens fake-ticket trial missing

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's first trial on the sale of fake tickets for the Rugby Sevens tournament is on the verge of collapse, after the prosecution's sole witness went missing yesterday. Alexander de Sola Torgersen, 33, failed to reappear in Eastern Court at noon to continue giving his testimony as an agent working for sports-ticket agency Euroteam. ...

  2. Rugby Sevens exposure

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens saw no streakers this year but the crowd was treated to public nudity by two drunken fans who had trouble keeping their pants on for April Fool's Day. One was Australian salesman Richard Benson, 23, who stripped naked before deciding to set off his birthday suit by wearing his orange underwear as a tie. The second was British business manager Richard Gill, ...

  3. Sevens chop case: widow faces court

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser A Sai Kung woman will appear in the District Court this month to face a charge relating to a chopper attack on an expatriate financial consultant after a Rugby Sevens party ... the Rugby Sevens World Cup weekend, was attacked by a group of unknown assailants as he was leaving the club. His little finger, three quarters of his ring finger and part of his right hand were ...

  4. Ex-Sevens player who hit officer fails to show for sentence review

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A former Fijian Sevens rugby player who was fined HK$500 for hitting a policeman in a Wan Chai brawl in March did not show up for a review of his sentence yesterday. But the Department of Justice said the proceedings would go ahead without him if he still did not appear after a six-week adjournment. Paula Maisiri, 32, a professional rugby player from Palmerston North, ...

  5. Widow in court over Sevens party threat

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li A widow appeared at Kowloon City Court yesterday charged with threatening a security guard last Sunday night after she was refused entry to a Rugby Sevens party at a private club in Happy Valley. Jocelyn Rivera Tan, 41, was charged with criminal intimidation against a security guard, Thomas Alexej Hall, inside the Indian Recreation Club last Sunday night ...

  6. Rugby player gets jail term for assault

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A Fijian Sevens rugby player who hit a policeman in a March brawl in Wan Chai was given a three-week jail term yesterday, but is unlikely to serve the time unless he returns to Hong Kong. Paula Maisiri, 32, a professional rugby player from Palmerston North, New Zealand, was fined HK$500 by acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai on March 27 after pleading guilty ...

  7. Police arrest two over Sevens party chopping

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A British man and a Chinese woman have been arrested in connection with an attack on an expatriate financial consultant who was chopped outside a Rugby Sevens party in So Kon ... of the Rugby World Cup Sevens, was attacked at about 1am on Monday as his taxi was about to pull away after he left the private club. A car intercepted the cab and four Chinese men in surgical masks ...

  8. 24-hour guard on Sevens party victim severely chopped by mistake

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An expatriate financial consultant has been placed under police protection after he was chopped, in an apparent case of mistaken identity, outside a Rugby Sevens party at a private club in So Kon Po early on Monday morning. Benjamin Ford, 32, who had volunteered to work behind the bar at the party for rugby fans in the Indian Recreation Club at the end of the Rugby ...

  9. A bad week for...

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong Sevens The Hong Kong Sevens has lost its position as top dog. For years, it has offered more points to the champions than the other eight legs of the Sevens World Series but the International Rugby Board has now ruled a level playing field must apply. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said. 'We have lost our status.' Patrick Sullivan ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Seven mainland women arrested trying to cross border at Deep Bay

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by CLIFFOD LO

    ... Clifford Lo Clifford.lo@scmp.com Seven women arrested trying to enter HK or leave after living and working in city illegally Mainland women picked up trying to cross border Marine police arrested seven mainland women trying to cross the border illegally by sea at Deep Bay yesterday. Officers spotted a five-metre-long speedboat, which had no navigation lights, near the Hong ...




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