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  1. Rugby bosses hail Sevens' new format

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Rugby bosses hailed the Hong Kong Sevens' new format as a resounding success last night - and leading the chorus were its instigators, the International Rugby Board, and the guinea pig, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. For the first time in its 37-year history the famous sevens tournament was split in two - with a 12-team world series for the elite teams ...

  2. Sevens fires students' rugby passion

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The school in Tin Shui Wai formed a team only 12 months ago after students were inspired to play rugby after attending the opening day of last year's Hong Kong Sevens tournament. The Leisure ... Hong Kong Sevens, which starts on March 23. Keri Lam Ching-man, who teaches PE at the school and plays women's rugby for Causeway Bay Rugby Club, says the students showed great interest ...

  3. 40,000 ways to meet your lover - at the Rugby Sevens

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the queue for the South Stand. Their names: Kristine Kiplinger and Dawn Dinwiddie, two North American teachers who decided to come to the Sevens because 'we met some Rugby 10s players last ... Nick Gentle So what is it that brings people to the Hong Kong Sevens? 'Do you want the truth or do you want something you can print?' asks Sunil Balari, a garment manufacturer ...

  4. Parents head queue for Rugby Sevens tickets

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Desire for the 5,000 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tickets is so intense this year that elderly parents of diehard fans have been drafted into overnight queues outside Hong Kong Stadium. Tickets for the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens go on sale today at 11am and are expected to sell out within hours. The number of public tickets has been slashed by 1,000 compared ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. School tour kicks off Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... To many Hongkongers, rugby remains a sport mainly for expats. But thanks to the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and initiatives to promote the sport, rugby is finally making its mark in the local community. This year, as the new sponsor of the Hong Kong rugby teams, HSBC is making a special effort to drum up support for the local squad, and make rugby more ...

  7. 4,000 Rugby Sevens tickets to go on sale

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Organisers have confirmed that 4,000 tickets for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2005 will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at Hong Kong Stadium tomorrow. The ticket ... been distributed to the Hong Kong market. This includes a third to rugby clubs, associations, youth and mini-organisations, plus a further third to sponsors and Sevens patrons who for so long ...

  8. City boosted by visitors' spending over rugby weekend

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com It isn't just rugby fans who have reason to cheer the Sevens: the annual sporting extravaganza is also a boon to the hospitality and tourism ... of the election while the visitors watched live rugby matches on the television. 'To be honest, I didn't know what the Sevens was until they [visitors] told me ... To me, today just means a good ...

  9. New HKRFU director aims to win local elite over to rugby

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... plan that ensures the future of the Sevens as well as rugby in general in Hong Kong. 'We are looking to invite between 12 and 15 top businessmen, to educate them on what the Sevens brings ... supporters of rugby. 'We are focusing mainly on the local community rather than the expat-type businessman. We are hoping to get their understanding about the Sevens, and tell them what ...

  10. More than half of Sevens fans are overseas visitors

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Foreign fans of the Rugby Sevens made up slightly more than half of the audience at the matches last year, in a survey finding ... overseas Sevens spectator stayed in the city for six days and spent about HK$13,000 on accommodation, shopping and dining. The three-day rugby tournament, which starts on March 23 this year, ...




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