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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Waste not, want not: the Sevens launches environmental initiative

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 12:00pm

    ... Waster will also visit other rugby tournaments in the event week with the green initiatives being carried through to the HK FanZone and the Hong Kong Sevens Village to encourage greater ... Staff Reporter A new pilot programme has been launched with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s key stakeholders to minimise the environmental waste footprint of the 2014 Cathay ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Sevens regular drops anchor in Hong Kong stopover

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 01:01am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of a boat seeing Hong Kong from an entirely different perspective. It was quite surreal," said Phillips, the former England rugby sevens captain, who is trying his hand as a sailor while recovering from a rugby injury. Phillips has appeared at the Hong Kong Sevens six times, the last being in 2012. But his seventh visit to the city will be his most memorable, as part ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Fans arrive in thousands as Hong Kong Sevens party starts early

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:22pm

    ... these days as she plays rugby. My only big disappointment is that Ireland no longer send a team here, so I can’t cheer my country on.” Ivan Wong was at the other end of the Sevens scale ... Hong Kong Sevens got under way. First through the gates at Hong Kong Stadium was Englishman Phil Brain, 52, and his daughter Kiera, 8. The banker had been waiting outside for only an hour ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    More power to Japan: Eddie gives sevens team shot in the arm

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 02:22pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... is an indication of how keen the Japan Rugby Football Union is to fit this last piece of the puzzle in their international jigsaw. With an eye on the 2016 Olympic qualifiers, the reigning Asian sevens ... The news from Tokyo is sobering. Eddie Jones has not only picked his strongest squad for the Asian Five Nations but he has also loaned his two best wingers to the sevens squad for the next ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Folau returns for Waratahs as Sharks, Chiefs face tough Easter derbies

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:23pm by AFP

    ... Folau returns to bolster the NSW Waratahs in this weekend’s Super Rugby. Jake White’s Sharks tackle the Central Cheetahs in Durban on Saturday, while the Chiefs host seven-time Super Rugby champions Canterbury Crusaders in a blockbuster New Zealand derby. The Australian Rugby Union said they would not be blocking Folau from playing his first match in a month after controversially ...

  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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Off-site venue to get rugby fans in the zone

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Six days of music, sports and entertainment for 30,000 people who miss out on Sevens tickets Off-site venue to get rugby fans in the zone An extra 30,000 people will be able to follow the action at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens next month at the first Hong Kong FanZone in Central. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will set up the first ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Sharks stay top after fierce derby win over Lions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 08:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney The Coastal Sharks won a fierce South African derby to stay top of rugby’s Super 15 as Australia’s resurgent Western Force won their fifth straight match ... Highlanders recovered from a shaky start to beat South Africa’s Northern Bulls 27-20 in Dunedin and climbed to sixth overall and second in the New Zealand conference behind the Chiefs. Seven ...




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