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  1. 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
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Up-and-coming HK player Brian Leung inspired by HKSI elite status to pursue his rugby dream

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 11:04am by Kevin Kung

    ... tournament of the 2013-2014 Inter-School Rugby Sevens Competition. ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Leung inspired by elite status to pursue dream With a bright career path now open for rugby players, local talent Brian Leung Ka-kiu is even more determined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1460539/brian-leung-inspired-hksi-elite-status-pursue-his-rugby-dream
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Rain damage forces cancellation of Sunday’s mini rugby

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 11:48pm

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has announced that because of Saturday’s heavy downpours and the resulting damage to the Hong Kong Stadium pitch, it has been forced to cancel all mini rugby games that were scheduled to be played before the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday morning. Saturday’s inclement weather had already resulted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1460608/rain-damage-forces-cancellation-sundays-mini-rugby
  4. Sport - Rugby

    ‘Offside test’ no longer a reliable instrument of rugby knowledge

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 12:35am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... Kenny shares some insights gained from his travels around Hong Kong Stadium on the final day of the Sevens My colleague Tim Noonan averred on Sunday that the attraction of rugby for many ... self-esteem. It got me thinking about the levels of actual rugby fandom at the Sevens, though. My own observations tell me that sections of the audience have little interest in rugby and come primarily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461220/kennys-kickabout
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Johor joy for Hong Kong’s junior sevens stars

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:02pm

    ... SCMP reporter The Hong Kong junior sevens team have won the opening leg of this year’s Asian Rugby Football Union U20s Sevens Series in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The six-team round-robin ... on this year’s series with the second event being held December 20-21 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong beat UAE, Uzbekistan and hosts Malaysia on day one in Johor, posting 115 points and conceding only seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1576749/johor-joy-hong-kongs-junior-sevens-stars
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Come on, IRB, bring the Women’s World Series back to China

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... The irony will hopefully not be lost on the International Rugby Board. Here we have China qualifying as a new core team on the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, while Guangzhou loses its ... big rugby sevens party. Brazil is in the picture for the obvious reason that the IRB wants the South Americans to be ready by the time the Olympic bandwagon rolls into Rio. One would have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1594030/come-irb-bring-womens-world-series-back-china
  9. Sport - Rugby - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Australia’s women and French men claim first ever rugby golds at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:46pm

    ... Reuters in Nanjing Dominique du Toit scores hat-trick for Aussies as sport makes its debut Unbeaten Australia claimed women’s rugby sevens gold in the sport’s debut at the Youth Olympic ... “It was sort of a revenge because we lost the first game, but we knew we could do it. And now we have done it, it is time for fun.” Fiji beat Kenya to take the men’s bronze medal. Rugby sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1577678/australias-women-and-french-men-claim-first-ever-rugby-golds-youth
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Sevens squads step out on long road to Rio

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 08:29pm by Jamie Hood

    ... The start of a new rugby season in Hong Kong also means the start of another ARFU Asian Sevens Series. With the first leg of this year’s three-tournament circuit being held in Hong Kong ... for the RS Hong Kong Asian Sevens at Hong Kong Football Club next weekend (August 23-24) was the Uruguay trip for the Rugby World Cup repêchage match. It was a great achievement for Hong Kong’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1573680/sevens-squads-step-out-long-road-rio

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