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  1. Sport - Rugby - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Australia’s women and French men claim first ever rugby golds at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:46pm

    ... Reuters in Nanjing Dominique du Toit scores hat-trick for Aussies as sport makes its debut Unbeaten Australia claimed women’s rugby sevens gold in the sport’s debut at the Youth Olympic ... “It was sort of a revenge because we lost the first game, but we knew we could do it. And now we have done it, it is time for fun.” Fiji beat Kenya to take the men’s bronze medal. Rugby sevens ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN YOUTH GAMES

    Hong Kong strike gold in boys' rugby sevens

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung in Nanjing Hong Kong strike gold in boys' rugby sevens Hong Kong claimed their first gold medal of the tournament yesterday when they won the boys' rugby sevens ... the rout. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance and coaching Dai Rees hailed the performance of the boys Under-18 squad, most of whose members were also part of the team that won ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - Gold Coast Sevens

    Fiji face fight for funds to reach Olympic dream

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:21pm

    ... Associated Press in Gold Coast, Australia Pacific islanders make flying start in bid to qualify for Brazil with victory over Samoa at Gold Coast Sevens Fiji took first honours on rugby ... to take up professional contracts. Everyone in Fiji expects us to win a gold medal and don’t necessarily understand the budget [problems] Ben Ryan With rugby sevens included in the Olympic ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Videos: Hong Kong at China 7s

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 02:21pm

    ... SCMP Staff China Sevens men’s Cup final – Hong Kong 36-19 South Korea: China Sevens men’s Cup semi-final – Sri Lanka 0-28 Hong Kong: ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Brazil casts global net to fund rugby players to fill Olympic sevens teams

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo 2016 Olympic hosts looking for players to fill sevens teams for sport's games debut Brazil casts global net to find rugby players Brazil is sending a message to everyone who plays rugby out there: You want to participate in the Rio Olympics? Come talk to us! Hoping to put on a good show when rugby sevens debuts in the 2016 Games, the Brazilian ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Find a new rugby sponsor – quick

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 08:50pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Series. It is believed the deal was worth US$100 million. This comes to an end next year. What happens afterwards could affect Asian rugby too. If HSBC continues as title sponsor of the IRB Sevens ... sponsor of rugby sevens. It would be far better for Arfu to start trawling now to see who it can net as a replacement. It will not be easy. If Hong Kong played a huge role in bagging HSBC, perhaps ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    The Rugby Championship fixtures and results

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:58pm

    ... by seven or fewer points, one bonus point for scoring four tries or more in a match. 2014 fixtures and results Round One Date Time Home Score Away Location Aug 16 FT Australia 12-12 New Zealand ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    All Blacks seal Bledisloe Cup and Ewen McKenzie’s fate with late try

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 01:25am by AP AFP

    ... in 22 tests for 11 wins, a draw and 10 losses- that span including a stretch of seven consecutive wins. He received the public backing of the Australian Rugby Union earlier in the week ... contributor to Australian rugby, but I feel at this point... there's a bunch of reasons. The intention was win, lose or draw I was going to announce that resignation tonight." McKenzie ...

  10. 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

    ... Alvin Sallay Ticket prices for the Sevens may seem exorbitant but profits are ploughed straight back into the rugby community Union has finance down to a fine art If you need any more assurances that the Hong Kong Sevens is a money spinner, just take a look at the balance sheet of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which proudly declares that almost HK$103 million has been ...




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