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  1. IRB under pressure to save World Cup Sevens

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow may not be the last edition, with the International Rugby Board considering the prospect of carrying on with the quadrennial tournament, according to top official Mike Miller. IRB chief executive Miller, who was in town for last weekend's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, revealed there was a groundswell ...

  2. HK team to face tough challenge in Suva Sevens tournament

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will step into the hotbed of sevens in January after accepting an invitation by the Fiji Rugby Union to take part in the ultra-competitive Suva Sevens. The annual ... of the Suva Rugby Union, said: 'The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has made an enormous contribution over the past three decades to help Fiji sevens to get where it is today. We are pleased ...

  3. Credit Suisse closes its account with Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The worst-kept secret in town was confirmed last night when Credit Suisse announced this is its last year as Hong Kong Sevens title sponsor. Just minutes before Hong Kong were drawn with South Africa, Wales and Spain in pool E at next month's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, Dumith Fernando, chief operating officer for Credit Suisse (Asia-Pacific), ...

  4. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Asian Games seemingly continues. Both soccer and rugby sevens produced the goods- a gold and silver medal respectively- which has apparently led to the groundswell of support from government ... men's soccer team and the rugby sevens squad to become HKSI scholarship athletes. Each athlete will be entitled to receive a maximum of HK$6,500 per month in an elite training grant for the next ...

  5. HK joins push for Olympic inclusion

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Taiwan in the rugby sevens competition at the World Games in Kaohsiung. Rugby is among seven sports- the others being baseball, golf, softball, roller sports, squash and karate- vying for two available spots in the 2016 Olympics. The World Games will offer the IRB another chance to showcase sevens rugby. 'We firmly believe the sevens tournament at the World Games plays an important ...

  6. Women's team short-changed by Sports Institute

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 'The men get all the attention.' The institute revealed last month that, for the first time, team sports soccer, which won gold at the Games, and rugby sevens- the men's team won ... Alvin Sallay The East Asian Games bronze medal-winning women's squad will not see a cent of the HK$1.5 million grant given to the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) by the Sports ...

  7. Rugby thrills for hearing impaired

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... a sporting event for the school, we teach students English related to the game and allow them to organise a rugby tournament on their own.' This year, the school hosted the Chun Tok Rugby Sevens ... Wong Yat-hei Winnie Cheung Wing-yin's passion for rugby is clear when she gets the ball under her arm and sprints towards the end of the field for a try. Not even the referee's ...

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    Hong Kong sevens side get World Games slot

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong sevens side get World Games slot Hong Kong's stock in the global sevens scene continues to rise with the International Rugby Board inviting the Rowan Varty-led team to take part ... the eyes of many Only eight teams will take part in the rugby sevens competition, and the IRB usually picks the top-ranked teams from each region, but can also invite participants based ...

  9. Stolen kiss in Valley tent results in family of five

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... but I wasn't yet eligible as I hadn't lived here long enough, so I played the Tens tournament a couple of days before. After the Sevens, Sharon and I went to the Valley rugby tent to party ... Sevens and his international career spanned two decades, but Sharon is a force to be reckoned with, too. A banker, she played in Hong Kong's first women's 15s team as fullback in 1998 ...




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