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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Big man with big dreams achieved big things

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:46pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Did we spot a tear in Trevor Gregory’s eye and a little catch in his voice when he chose to go public that this would be his last Hong Kong Sevens as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby ... the profile of the Sevens and turning it into an unqualified success. The harder part was getting rugby accepted by the local community and the HKRFU did it riding on the back of its iconic event. ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong has bid to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in a move described as an "insurance policy" by leading official Trevor Gregory. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had ... expressed an interest to be part of the World Series in 2015-16. IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said: "This unprecedented response truly reflects the enormous prestige and appeal of rugby sevens ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Bring it on: March madness at the Sevens

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:22am by Patrick Donovan

    ... but it wasn’t enough to frighten off the DHL South African team who took the silverware with an intoxicating display of rugby led by former Sevens international Jimmy Richards. Is it a sign of things ... The week of the Sevens also has many lunches and dinners with various rugby legends as speakers and MCs. Various sevens and tens teams and corporate ambassadors also participate in a host of school ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Why world-class facilities at HKSI mean players have no excuses not to succeed

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 10:40pm by James Porteous

    ... and conditioning specialist for the rugby teams as he leads a tour round the Hong Kong Sports Institute's gymnasium. About the size of three tennis courts, it's packed wall-to-wall with all manner of machines and heavy iron. In one corner Hong Kong rowers are getting out their Concept2s for the day's loosener, while women rugby players have your correspondent eyeing his puny ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens chief unveils plan for new Central fan festival

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:13pm by SCMP reporter

    ... SCMP Reporter Waterfront venue to stage six-day rugby and music carnival during tournament week, says Trevor Gregory The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) has teamed up with the city’s tourism authority to stage a six-day festival of rugby and music in the week leading up to next month’s Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. The HKRFU-funded outdoor entertainment ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Women’s Sevens

    Black Ferns legend Anna Richards aims to instil winning mentality in Hong Kong women

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 10:17pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... in Rio where rugby sevens will make its debut- no mean feat given Hong Kong rank fourth in Asia, narrowly missing out from being included in the IRB Sevens World Series. Luckily she relishes ... difficult to pick one moment that defines rugby legend Anna Richards. But it's easy to pick one that displays her grit: In a game against England in 2008, the New Zealand women's fly half ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Gareth Baber’s period of grace is over

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 08:41pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of grace is over The honeymoon is over for Gareth Baber. Now starts the daily grind of marriage- that of rugby sevens and the Hong Kong Sports Institute where the Welshman is the head coach ... of all available resources Rugby sevens had been admitted into the elite training academy last April and was carrying on in an ad hoc fashion and it is only since Baber arrived in January ...




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