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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Up-and-coming HK player Brian Leung inspired by HKSI elite status to pursue his rugby dream

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 11:04am by Kevin Kung

    ... tournament of the 2013-2014 Inter-School Rugby Sevens Competition. ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Leung inspired by elite status to pursue dream With a bright career path now open for rugby players, local talent Brian Leung Ka-kiu is even more determined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1460539/brian-leung-inspired-hksi-elite-status-pursue-his-rugby-dream
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Rain damage forces cancellation of Sunday’s mini rugby

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 11:48pm

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has announced that because of Saturday’s heavy downpours and the resulting damage to the Hong Kong Stadium pitch, it has been forced to cancel all mini rugby games that were scheduled to be played before the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday morning. Saturday’s inclement weather had already resulted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1460608/rain-damage-forces-cancellation-sundays-mini-rugby
  3. Sport - Rugby

    ‘Offside test’ no longer a reliable instrument of rugby knowledge

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 12:35am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... Kenny shares some insights gained from his travels around Hong Kong Stadium on the final day of the Sevens My colleague Tim Noonan averred on Sunday that the attraction of rugby for many ... self-esteem. It got me thinking about the levels of actual rugby fandom at the Sevens, though. My own observations tell me that sections of the audience have little interest in rugby and come primarily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461220/kennys-kickabout
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rugby needs ‘depth’ to strengthen squad

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:09pm by Mathew Scott

    ... taking great interest in how the advent of full professionalism has started to alter the landscape of sevens rugby in Hong Kong. The All Black great knows first-hand the benefits a full-time ... said 2002 player of the tournament Cullen, who took centre stage with other MVPs at Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday. If DJ Forbes goes down injured in the All Blacks [Sevens] set-up, we have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461121/hong-kong-rugby-needs-depth-strengthen-squad
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Salom Yiu hopes HKSI status will attract more locals to rugby

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:51pm by James Porteous

    ... Kam-shing is hoping rugby sevens' new full-time status at the Hong Kong Sports Institute will convince more local families to encourage their children to take up the sport. In a sport seen ... their children to pursue professions and academics rather than sport- but with Hong Kong's sevens players now fully professional thanks to winning elite status at the institute, Yiu hopes parents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1457997/salom-yiu-hopes-hksi-status-will-attract-more-locals-rugby
  6. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s ‘absent sons’ leave a fine rugby legacy

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 08:11pm by Robbie McRobbie

    ... empire combined with the hard-working local Chinese ethic, has combined to provide more than its fair share of international rugby stars. Indeed, if one was to select a fantasy sevens team ... in numerous spheres around the world, and none more so than international rugby. A brave, and rather unlikely claim you might feel – after all, rugby was for most of the period of British colonial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1419296/hong-kongs-absent-sons-leave-fine-rugby-legacy
  7. Sport - Rugby - King of Sevens Series

    Hong Kong to stage new rugby sevens tournaments

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter New sevens tournaments set for HK A new domestic sevens series was unveiled by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday as it seeks to identify new talent for the increasing number of competitions. The "Kings of Sevens Series", which launches on Saturday, reflects the growing importance of sevens ahead of the sport's debut in the Olympic Games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1298389/hong-kong-stage-new-rugby-sevens-tournaments
  8. News - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    TVB Pearl blinks and misses climax to Rugby Sevens

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... that Hong Kong can finally live up to the slogan that it is "Asia World's City", something seems to happen to pull the rug out from under its feet. The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens ... the Barbarians here on June 1, will it be as big an attraction? The showdown is the first major rugby international in the city since the second Bledisloe Cup encounter between the All Blacks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199044/tvb-pearl-blinks-and-misses-climax-rugby-sevens

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