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  1. News - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Public to get 'even fewer' Rugby Sevens seats next year

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... In a move sure to generate a furious reaction from local rugby fans, Hong Kong Sevens organisers have said it is "inevitable" that even fewer tickets will go on sale ... but it's just a fact of life that this will happen. "It'll still mean that the large majority of Sevens tickets will be sold locally. More will just go to local rugby clubs." ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - EVENTS

    Writing on the wall as Singapore starts hunting for tournaments to stage

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:29pm by Reuters

    ... on staging a British and Irish Lions tour match, international tests and a leg of the rugby sevens series at its new US$1 billion Sports Hub. Sports administrators in Hong Kong have long feared ... "Whether it's the Sevens World Series, Olympic qualifiers or World Cup warm-up games, there are many opportunities in the coming years for Singapore to be a major player in the rugby ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Selectors opt for mix of veteran nouse and new blood for Russia tests

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 09:24pm

    ... SCMP Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on Wednesday announced its extended 33-man training squad for the two home tests against Russia next month. Hong Kong will play ... of a showcase of rugby which will be preceded by the Natixis Cup featuring an HKFC President’s Select side against high-flying French Top 14 outfit Racing Metro (15:00pm), and an HKFC-Shanghai interport ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Come on, IRB, bring the Women’s World Series back to China

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... The irony will hopefully not be lost on the International Rugby Board. Here we have China qualifying as a new core team on the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, while Guangzhou loses its ... big rugby sevens party. Brazil is in the picture for the obvious reason that the IRB wants the South Americans to be ready by the time the Olympic bandwagon rolls into Rio. One would have ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Round table discussion on rugby sevens' future

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Q&A With rugby sevens heading to the Olympics in 2016, World Series sponsors HSBC held a round-table discussion about how that will affect the sport. Hosted by Giles Morgan, ... that the construction of the GB team is a lot easier than trying to figure out the GB soccer team! Gregory: I'd refer you to the Commonwealth Games where rugby sevens sells out faster than any other event ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Pressure mounts as busy Asian sevens season looms

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 12:33pm

    ... rugby sevens programme at the HKSI – and he is confident his team will produce the goods. “Like the last few years, the standard for the men is to reach every final. That hasn’t changed ... Staff reporter Hong Kong’s men’s and women’s sevens teams are gearing up for a busy and challenging few months with the three-leg ARFU Asian Sevens Series opening next weekend ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Rugby Sevens blow for defending champs Fiji

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Islanders' captain Cakau and try-scoring machine Raqamate both injured, while Las Vegas winners South Africa are also struggling Sevens blow ... Sevens wide open. Fiji have lost inspirational captain Setefano Cakau who led them to glory last year. The 33-year-old Cakau, who has been a dominating force among the forwards this season, has ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Emerging sevens players face acid test in Asian Series opener

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:41pm

    ... SCMP Reporter Nearly a year since rugby became an elite sport and over 40 players took up residency at the Hong Kong Sports Institute as professional athletes, comes the first real test of the programme’s merits this weekend. Hong Kong men’s and women’s teams will take part in the first leg of the Asian Sevens Series at Hong Kong Football Club, with coach Gareth Baber handing series debuts ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    Adam ‘Swoop’ Ashley-Cooper poised to join Wallaby centurions

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... just north of Sydney. After an early flirtation with tennis, he followed his Wallaby uncle Graham Bond into union with the ACT Brumbies, earning his first cap after just three Super Rugby ... include a brilliant try when Australia beat New Zealand in Hong Kong in 2010, and the winner against the British and Irish Lions in the second test victory in Melbourne last year. Seven of his 28 ...




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