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  1. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Crusaders build momentum for Super 15 semis

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:42am by AP, AFP

    ... they have in past years when they racked up seven Super Rugby titles. They have outstanding players, but lack strength across the field and are noticeably ageing. The Waratahs finished the regular ... kicked 12 points as the Crusaders beat the Highlanders 34-8 to win the New Zealand conference on Saturday and likely seal a home semi-final in the Super Rugby play-offs. Carter, playing out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1552991/crusaders-build-momentum-super-15-semis
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Ticket prices for the Sevens may seem exorbitant but profits are ploughed straight back into the rugby community

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

    ... Ticket prices for the Sevens may seem exorbitant but profits are ploughed straight back into the rugby community If you need any more assurances that the Hong Kong Sevens is a money ... time this fund - the engine room that fuels the growth of the game - has topped the HK$100 million mark. This is because the showpiece sevens tournament of the International Rugby Board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1287082/ticket-prices-sevens-may-seem-exorbitant-profits-are-ploughed
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rugby Sevens fans deserve a better deal

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Rugby fans deserve better The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens risk being a victim of their own success. Last year the number of tickets for public sale was slashed from 5,000 to 4,000 amid howls of protest from ordinary rugby fans. Sevens enthusiasts were left to wonder, yet again, where the tickets were going when Hong Kong stadium holds 40,000. It is a measure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1113123/rugby-sevens-fans-deserve-better-deal
  4. Sport - Rugby

    World Cup back on Hong Kong’s radar after Canada trip

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:17pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong 15s players involved in sevens training stint are preparing for Uruguay qualifier World Cup back on radar after Canada trip It will be back to the business of qualifying for the 15-a-side World Cup for rugby sevens stars Nick Hewson and company after Hong Kong returned from a 10-day Canadian training camp described by sevens head coach Gareth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1555440/world-cup-back-radar-after-canada-trip
  5. Sport - Rugby

    HKRFU names its first 10 icons for new rugby Hall of Fame

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:45pm

    ... Sevens the “most colourful day of international sport I have ever seen – one that put Hong Kong on the sporting map”. Abel was one of the earliest pioneers of mini and youth rugby and a driving ... Chinese player to represent Hong Kong at international level. Chan was the first local Chinese player to represent Hong Kong at the Sevens when, in 1997, he competed in the Rugby World Cup Sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1513765/hkrfu-names-its-first-10-icons-new-rugby-hall-fame
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong goes global as rugby sevens talent search hots up

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... as sevens talent search hots up Sixty players are being identified for the first intake of the rugby sevens programme at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, which will also undergo a global search for a team of coaches next week. With between HK$5 million and HK$8 million in government funding available annually, rugby sevens will take a massive step forward with officials from the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1261056/hong-kong-goes-global-rugby-sevens-talent-search-hots
  7. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Winning not everything as Kiwis aim to raise game at Rugby World Cup Sevens

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

    ... Alvin Sallay in Moscow alvin.sallay@scmp.com All Blacks Sevens team must defend a lot better if they are to improve on a modest record at the World Cup, warns skipper Forbes after day one ... up for a modest record at the World Cup Sevens. The All Blacks began their campaign with a 31-12 victory over Canada yesterday, leaking two tries, which by their high standards is a no-no. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1271284/winning-not-everything-kiwis-aim-raise-game-rugby-world-cup-sevens
  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hosts Russia win Bowl title at Rugby World Cup Sevens

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The small crowd at the Luzhniki Stadium finally got what they had craved for all weekend - the home team winning in style. Russia stormed to a 29-5 victory over Japan to win the Bowl title in the men's World Cup. It raised the roof at the venue of th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1272748/hosts-russia-win-bowl-title-rugby-world-cup-sevens
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s preparation for Asian Games challenge starts in Canada

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:41pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... starts in Canada camp Hong Kong will hone their challenge for a rugby sevens gold medal at the Asian Games by travelling to Canada for a 10-day training camp which will include matches against ... and wingers Rowan Varty and Tom McQueen- will be at Shawnigan Lake from July 3-13 and will train with the Canadian sevens team. "The purpose of this trip is to work at the Canadian Rugby Centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1535748/hong-kongs-preparation-asian-games-challenge-starts-canada
  10. Sport - Rugby

    HSBC pulls sponsorship from Asian Five Nations and Asian Sevens Series

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 01:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Blow to Asia as HSBC pulls out of key events HSBC has pulled its title sponsorship from Asia's pre-eminent rugby competitions – the Asian Five Nations and Asian Sevens Series – forcing the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) to downsize the top-flight A5N division from next year.   ARFU president Trevor Gregory admits that HSBC's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1497965/hsbc-pulls-sponsorship-asian-five-nations-and-asian-sevens-series

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