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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens chief unveils plan for new Central fan festival

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:13pm by SCMP reporter

    ... SCMP Reporter Waterfront venue to stage six-day rugby and music carnival during tournament week, says Trevor Gregory The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) has teamed up with the city’s tourism authority to stage a six-day festival of rugby and music in the week leading up to next month’s Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. The HKRFU-funded outdoor entertainment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1442048/hong-kong-sevens-chief-unveils-plan-new-central-fan-festival
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Loud and proud, outgoing chairman Gregory lets his actions do the talking

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 12:48am by Alvin Sallay

    ... rugby sevens won its first medal at an international multisports event, earning the sport grudging respect. "We are no longer regarded as a gweilo sport and it all started to change when we ... in the acceptance of the sport. Gregory was also fortunate that rugby sevens was accepted as a medal sport by the International Olympic Committee (in 2009 in Copenhagen) with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1556682/loud-and-proud-outgoing-trevor-gregory-lets-his-actions-do-talking
  3. Comment - Blogs

    What’s to become of the real game of rugby?

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 06:17pm by Kevin McBarron

    ... international, and here is where it grew strong, and now it’s getting stronger. Yes, I know, you’re tired of hearing about the Olympics and Rio and Sevens and what it will do for rugby; me too, tired ... to "Sevens as an Olympic sport" euphoria. But what’s to become of the real game of rugby? Fifteens is real rugby, not some poor relation and I worry the International Rugby Board is not thinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1198760/whats-become-real-game-rugby
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Coach Hall hopes Hong Kong guile can overcome Uruguayan strength

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:23pm

    ... in the Rugby World Cup repêchage competition in Montevideo on August 2. As the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union this week announced its training squad for the team that will make the two-day, 40-hour ... anything about the journey time, or the fact that the sevens players are also preparing for key competitions in the months ahead, but as always with this tremendous group of players, we will simply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1557326/coach-hall-hopes-hong-kong-guile-can-overcome-uruguayan
  5. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Blade Thompson double lifts Hurricanes past Crusaders

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 02:11am by AFP

    ... to an upset 16-9 victory in a crucial Super Rugby derby clash in Wellington on Saturday. The unheralded lock scored the only tries in the cliffhanger match, with the Hurricanes' second win ... Thompson's second try was the game breaker, coming from turnover ball with seven minutes remaining in the match and with the Crusaders attacking strongly when trailing 9-11. The big lock was first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1542695/blade-thompson-scores-two-tries-lift-hurricanes-against-crusaders
  6. Sport - Rugby

    Champions Canada return, Kenya to make debut in Women’s Sevens

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:33pm

    ... the 37th international team to take part in the women’s tournament, a pioneering event in international women’s rugby sevens. China and Japan are the top-ranked teams in Asia, followed ... Kong rugby community is delighted to again play host to the top men’s and women’s sevens teams from around the world in March,” said Ruth Mitchell, tournament director for the Women’s Sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1422197/champions-canada-return-kenya-make-debut-womens-sevens
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Slow going at old Kai Tak keeps World Cup dream grounded

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kai Tak stadium will not be ready before 2018, and that’s a crying shame. Otherwise Hong Kong would have been able to put on the Hong Kong Sevens and host the Rugby World Cup Sevens later ... The International Rugby Board has called for tenders from unions interested in bidding for the 2018 RWC Sevens, as well as being part of the IRB Sevens World Series beginning with the 2015-16 season. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1442655/slow-going-old-kai-tak-keeps-world-cup-dream-grounded
  8. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Ireland’s Schmidt names seven newcomers as Fife, Fusaro get Scotland nod

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 05:05pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Robin Copeland leads list of Ireland's uncapped additions for the Six Nations Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named seven uncapped players in his enlarged ... “He’s worked hard over the past 12 months, from being part of the A squad this time last year to becoming a first-choice selection at Edinburgh Rugby, and now to becoming a proven try scorer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1406911/irelands-schmidt-names-seven-newcomers-fife-fusaro-get-scotland-nod
  9. Sport - Rugby

    A hop, skip and numerous jumps ahead of biggest game in HK history

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:39pm by Andy Hall

    ... in Hong Kong 15s rugby history. The August 2 Rugby World Cup repêchage game in Uruguay is, without question, a huge challenge. It is truly a “test” match, and as we look ahead to arguably our ... for two previous Rugby World Cups, Los Teros have in recent months drawn against the United States and beaten Russia – two teams with significant RWC pedigrees. Much like their Argentinian big ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1554912/hop-skip-and-numerous-jumps-ahead-biggest-game-hk-history
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Why world-class facilities at HKSI mean players have no excuses not to succeed

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 10:40pm by James Porteous

    ... and conditioning specialist for the rugby teams as he leads a tour round the Hong Kong Sports Institute's gymnasium. About the size of three tennis courts, it's packed wall-to-wall with all manner of machines and heavy iron. In one corner Hong Kong rowers are getting out their Concept2s for the day's loosener, while women rugby players have your correspondent eyeing his puny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1454988/why-world-class-facilities-hong-kong-sports-institute-mean-rugby

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