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  1. HK rugby team chase sun to lift ranking

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... feature Brazil, Kenya and hosts the United Arab Emirates. The tournament, the brainchild of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and its counterpart in the UAE, will become an annual event ... to Europe and instead we looked elsewhere, and decided that Dubai was the perfect venue,' HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said. The initiative struck a chord with the newly formed UAE Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983712/hk-rugby-team-chase-sun-lift-ranking
  2. Rugby Sevens

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Fans promised a good time and great memories The thousands of beer drinking fans at this year's Hong Kong Rugby Sevens will be in for a treat that is worth waiting for, ... to the sevens expecting a good time, and our beer will provide that,' Mr Bailey said. The annual rugby extravaganza - on March 28-30 - is crucial to the Dublin-headquartered company's bid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627067/rugby-sevens
  3. When life revolves around rugby and more rugby

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

    ... Hong Kong Sevens and I've managed to survive years of being a rugby widow! I must really love him- or rugby! 'Patience is something the two of us have had to learn, but rugby is his ... didn't play rugby,' says Gemma, Clearwater Bay Primary School teacher. 'Holidays and weddings are planned around tournaments and training when you are married to a rugby player ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631859/when-life-revolves-around-rugby-and-more-rugby
  4. Guangzhou set to host leg of IRB women's sevens

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... forward in that regard.' Trevor Gregory, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) chairman, said the agreement was likely to result in Guangzhou hosting a leg of the IRB Women's Sevens ... especially in sevens where they qualified for the 2009 Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens, winning the Bowl title. The move by the IRB will add momentum to rugby on the mainland, which has taken off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000896/guangzhou-set-host-leg-irb-womens-sevens
  5. IRB under pressure to save World Cup Sevens

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow may not be the last edition, with the International Rugby Board considering the prospect of carrying on with the quadrennial tournament, according to top official Mike Miller. IRB chief executive Miller, who was in town for last weekend's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, revealed there was a groundswell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742360/irb-under-pressure-save-world-cup-sevens
  6. Mexico to make debut at Sevens

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the March 25-27 tournament. With the International Rugby Board keen to fast-track Mexico- the country will be hosting the Pan-American Games in October with rugby sevens being a medal sport ... gives them an opportunity to compete at an international level in preparation for the upcoming rugby sevens competition at the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara later this year,' IRB Sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736963/mexico-make-debut-sevens
  7. Sevens set for coveted 'elite' status

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong rugby chiefs were celebrating yesterday after the seven-a-side game ticked all the eligibility requirements needed to become an elite sport at the Sports Institute starting next April. The Josh Peters-led side finished runners-up at the Under-20 Asian Sevens Championship in Johor Baharu, Malaysia, to earn rugby the honour of becoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004951/sevens-set-coveted-elite-status
  8. Credit Suisse closes its account with Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The worst-kept secret in town was confirmed last night when Credit Suisse announced this is its last year as Hong Kong Sevens title sponsor. Just minutes before Hong Kong were drawn with South Africa, Wales and Spain in pool E at next month's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, Dumith Fernando, chief operating officer for Credit Suisse (Asia-Pacific), ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738482/credit-suisse-closes-its-account-hong-kong-sevens
  9. HK team to face tough challenge in Suva Sevens tournament

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong will step into the hotbed of sevens in January after accepting an invitation by the Fiji Rugby Union to take part in the ultra-competitive Suva Sevens. The annual tournament ... of the Suva Rugby Union, said: 'The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has made an enormous contribution over the past three decades to help Fiji sevens to get where it is today. We are pleased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695502/hk-team-face-tough-challenge-suva-sevens-tournament
  10. Highest hopes for the Sevens

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung If you saw Hong Kong Stadium's busy South Stand during last weekend's Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, you will understand how the game can bring people together. Most of our ... and he needed his full concentration at the Sevens to understand what was going on. But he became an instant fan. 'I will make good use of the time to play rugby with Oliver during my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996890/highest-hopes-sevens

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