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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Brumbies dig deep to end Chiefs’ two-year Super Rugby reign

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 02:02am by AFP

    ... Australia's ACT Brumbies ended the Waikato Chiefs' two-year domination of Super Rugby with an epic 32-30 play-off win in Canberra on Saturday. The two-time winners shot out of the blocks to lead ... half-time to trail 22-10. While it was all the Brumbies in the opening half, it was the opposite in the second term with the Chiefs playing disciplined controlled rugby and working through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1556704/act-brumbies-dig-deep-ending-chiefs-two-year-super-rugby-reign
  4. Rugby sevens squad quietly confident of team success

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Rugby will be favourite to walk away with the prize in the 'team only' category, but sevens captain Andrew Chambers is not taking anything for granted. 'We ... says Chambers. The sevens squad are nominated for finishing second at the Rugby World Cup Sevens Asian qualifying tournament and winning the Denmark Sevens. 'Does qualifying for a World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670045/rugby-sevens-squad-quietly-confident-team-success
  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Simon Amor believes England's Red Rose can bloom again in rugby sevens

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... With the inclusion of sevens in the Olympics, every country is placing more resources in the game and the result is plain to see, it being more competitive." Lured from his position as director of rugby at London Scottish, Amor was named this month by the Rugby Football Union to replace Ryan, who in seven years of trying failed to win in Hong Kong, the biggest tournament in the HSBC Sevens World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1314732/simon-amor-believes-englands-red-rose-can-bloom-again-rugby-sevens
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens regains status as only qualification tournament for world series

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com March event will be only qualification tournament for aspiring nations to join HSBC world series after criticism of set-up last season HK Sevens regains qualifying status The Hong Kong Sevens will once again be the main focus globally after the International Rugby Board made next March's showpiece the one-and-only qualification tournament ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1314075/hong-kong-sevens-regains-status-only-qualification-tournament-world
  7. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Find a new rugby sponsor – quick

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 08:50pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Series. It is believed the deal was worth US$100 million. This comes to an end next year. What happens afterwards could affect Asian rugby too. If HSBC continues as title sponsor of the IRB Sevens ... sponsor of rugby sevens. It would be far better for Arfu to start trawling now to see who it can net as a replacement. It will not be easy. If Hong Kong played a huge role in bagging HSBC, perhaps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1503475/find-new-rugby-sponsor-quick
  8. 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
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Coming to a game near you: IRB joins IOC’s fight against match-fixing

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 06:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... be taken to safeguard rugby. It would be only too easy for a sevens game to be fixed and it is understood the final two legs of the IRB Sevens World Series last season, in Scotland and London, were ... Penalties, dropped passes, forward passes or even missed tackles might all be viewed with suspicion in future, and will come under scrutiny with the International Rugby Board reaffirming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1537041/coming-game-near-you-irb-joins-iocs-fight-against-match-fixing
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Penguins hope sevens skills can bring glory in Tens

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 08:58pm by John Higginson

    ... John Higginson Defending champions are banking on a combination of short-form specialists and strong 15s talent to help them retain title Penguins hope sevens skills can bring glory Christian Lewis-Pratt believes he and England sevens colleagues Mark Odejobi and Callum Wilson can follow in the footsteps of their former teammates and help title-holders Penguins win the GFI HKFC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1457083/penguins-bank-sevens-specialists-defend-hkfc-tens-title

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