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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Experienced Wright back in the frame for sevens at Asian Games

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Experienced Wright back in the frame for Incheon Former captain Mark Wright will be included in the Hong Kong men's rugby sevens Asian Games squad that will be announced on Monday. The Japan-based Wright, who last played for Hong Kong at sevens when he led the team to a silver medal at the last Asian Games in Guangzhou four years ago, has been cleared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1592601/experienced-wright-back-frame-sevens-asian-games
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Why Hong Kong rugby faces a tricky balancing act on player import rules

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 01:24am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The right mix of foreign imports and locally born players has to be struck to achieve goals on and off the pitch HK rugby's tricky balancing act ... director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union was a visionary who faced criticism for trying to do things differently. Simpkin's "crime" was to bring in players from the southern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1602424/left-field-why-hong-kong-rugby-faces-tricky-balancing-act-player
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Japan bulk up in quest to defend Asian Games sevens crown

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:54pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... up in quest to defend sevens crown Japan have signalled their determination to defend their Asian Games rugby sevens title by beefing up their squad for the three-day competition, which kicks ... aware that we have not yet won any events on the Asian Sevens Series, so we are focused on performing here," said Japan manager Yasu Ijiima. Rugby in Japan is on a high with their 15s side ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1604066/japan-bulk-quest-defend-asian-games-sevens-crown
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Captain Nick Hewson says 15s switch helps sevens cause

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:26pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to play in a Rugby World Cup [2015 in England] and it's a big year for sevens," Hewson said. Hong Kong will take on Uruguay in the first stage of the repêchage in Montevideo ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com 15s mode aids sevens cause: Hewson Variety is the spice of life for Hong Kong captain Nick Hewson, who believes the switch to 15s will serve him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1556754/captain-nick-hewson-says-15s-switch-helps-sevens-cause
  10. Sport - Rugby

    ARFU Asian Sevens Series results and standings

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 06:23pm

    ... SCMP Staff ARFU Asian Sevens Series – final standings Pos Team HKG MAS CHN Pts 1 Hong Kong 12 12 12 36 2 South Korea 11 10 11 32 3 Japan 10 11 10 31 4 Sri Lanka 9 9 9 27 5 China 8 8 4 20 6 Philippines 6 3 7 16 7 Singapore 7 5 3 15 8 Thailand 4 6 5 15 9 Kazakhstan 2 4 8 14 10 Malaysia 5 7 2 14 11 Taiwan 3 2 6 11 12 UAE 1 1 1 3 KEY: HKG-Hong Kong Asian Sevens; MAS-Malaysia Sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1619281/arfu-asian-sevens-series-results-and-standings

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