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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns eye fifth consecutive World Cup title

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:47am by AFP

    ... as the 12-team tournament kicks off in France. The spotlight during the August 1-17 competition will also be shining bright on the women's game after the inclusion of rugby sevens, for both sexes, ... Rugby World Cup Sevens title in Moscow last year. Other versatile players include fly-half Kelly Brazier, back-rower Linda Itunu and utility back Selica Winiata, although try-scoring machine ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    England sevens legend Gollings back in the fray

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:03pm by Staff Reporter

    ... his 11-year England sevens career in 2011 after amassing 2,652 points in 70 World Series events and is now based in Seattle as part of his work for Serevi Rugby, which was founded by Fiji ... Staff Reporter All-time top scorer in Sevens World Series to join strong Samurai line-up for the Tens England Sevens legend Gollings back in the fray Sevens legend Ben Gollings will make ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong rugby sevens squad must nurture their self-belief

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... self-belief Here we go again. This was the thought running through the mind of Brian Stevenson as he watched Hong Kong playing Japan in the semi-finals of the rugby sevens competition at the Asian ... a cursory interest in rugby, suffice to say that Japan and Hong Kong have a healthy rivalry on the sevens pitch. They would love to beat the hell out of each other, and neither would lose any sleep ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Waratahs set up Super final showdown with Crusaders

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:19pm by AFP

    ... South Wales Waratahs will play the Canterbury Crusaders in the Super Rugby final after an epic 26-8 win over the ACT Brumbies in Sydney on Saturday. The Waratahs, who finished the regular season seven points clear at the top, needed an immense defensive effort to hold out the Brumbies in a torrid Australian derby before clinching victory with a brilliant team try in the final minutes. ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - King of Sevens Series

    Hong Kong to stage new rugby sevens tournaments

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter New sevens tournaments set for HK A new domestic sevens series was unveiled by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday as it seeks to identify new talent for the increasing number of competitions. The "Kings of Sevens Series", which launches on Saturday, reflects the growing importance of sevens ahead of the sport's debut in the Olympic Games ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Tourists run in six tries to overwhelm former Super Rugby champions

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 12:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Christchurch England fringe players prove a point as they dominate Canterbury Crusaders in 38-7 drubbing Out of reach England’s fringe test players proved to coach Stuart Lancaster he was on the right track to build depth as he prepares for next year’s World Cup with a 38-7 victory over the seven-time Super Rugby champions Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Rejuvenated Dan Carter back for the All Blacks

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:39am by AFP

    ... for the Rugby Championship, which starts next month. Carter, who took an extended break at the end of last season, was recalled along with Charles Piutau and Sam Cane who missed the June tour by England ... Crusaders Super Rugby side in recent weeks. The work [Dan Carter] must have put into his body... to come back and not just play but play really well – he’s just done that and he’s nailed it Coach ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Summer programme celebrates 10 years, passes 15,000 participants mark

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:24pm

    ... Kam-shing. “I attended my first summer course when I was 14,” said Tsang, who has represented Hong Kong at both sevens and 15s. “I was playing tag rugby at the time and took the course to learn how ... Staff reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s Summer Rugby Training Course this week celebrates a decade of introducing local youngsters to its “game for all”. More than 1,200 ...




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