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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. HK team to face tough challenge in Suva Sevens tournament

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  5. 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), ...

  6. Alvin Sallay

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

    ... Asian Games seemingly continues. Both soccer and rugby sevens produced the goods- a gold and silver medal respectively- which has apparently led to the groundswell of support from government ... men's soccer team and the rugby sevens squad to become HKSI scholarship athletes. Each athlete will be entitled to receive a maximum of HK$6,500 per month in an elite training grant for the next ...

  7. HK joins push for Olympic inclusion

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Taiwan in the rugby sevens competition at the World Games in Kaohsiung. Rugby is among seven sports- the others being baseball, golf, softball, roller sports, squash and karate- vying for two available spots in the 2016 Olympics. The World Games will offer the IRB another chance to showcase sevens rugby. 'We firmly believe the sevens tournament at the World Games plays an important ...

  8. Women's team short-changed by Sports Institute

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 'The men get all the attention.' The institute revealed last month that, for the first time, team sports soccer, which won gold at the Games, and rugby sevens- the men's team won ... Alvin Sallay The East Asian Games bronze medal-winning women's squad will not see a cent of the HK$1.5 million grant given to the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) by the Sports ...

  9. Stolen kiss in Valley tent results in family of five

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... but I wasn't yet eligible as I hadn't lived here long enough, so I played the Tens tournament a couple of days before. After the Sevens, Sharon and I went to the Valley rugby tent to party ... Sevens and his international career spanned two decades, but Sharon is a force to be reckoned with, too. A banker, she played in Hong Kong's first women's 15s team as fullback in 1998 ...

  10. 'Olympics could kill off World Cup'

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'There could be another [tournament] in 2009, but who knows after that' The future of the Rugby World Cup Sevens is hanging in the balance. The sport's top official, Syd Millar, suggested yesterday that if rugby became an Olympic sport, it could then supplant the World Cup as the premier sevens tournament every four years, and leaving no room ...




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