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  1. Sport - Rugby

    England end 16 years of heartbreak with World Cup victory

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:32am

    ... rugby family Emily Scarratt With abbreviated rugby sevens to make its Olympic debut for men and women at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 15-a-side final was perfect publicity for the sport’s world governing body, the International Rugby Board (IRB). In front of a near-capacity 20,000 crowd at Stade Jean Bouin, home to Top 14 club Stade Francais in western Paris, the two sides produced a game ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1575911/england-end-16-years-heartbreak-world-cup-victory
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong seek regional crown before tilt at Games glory

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:11pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Push for regional crown before tilt at Games glory Hong Kong leave on Thursday for the second leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Kuala Lumpur, intent ... It will be good to win again to maintain momentum and also be crowned Asian champions Hong Kong head coach Gareth Baber Wright is playing for Toyota Shokki Shuttles and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1584609/hong-kong-seek-regional-crown-tilt-games-glory
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Nine ‘veterans’ named in squad for Asian U20s championship

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:05pm

    ... that wins.” Conditions could be tough on the ground but the Hong Kong team should benefit from the number of elite rugby sevens athletes selected to tour, including full-timer Raef Morrison and five ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong seeded top in Colombo qualifying tournament for the 2015 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy Nine junior “veterans” will get another crack at the IRB Junior World Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1595470/nine-veterans-named-squad-asian-u20s-championship
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Coming to a game near you: IRB joins IOC’s fight against match-fixing

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 06:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... be taken to safeguard rugby. It would be only too easy for a sevens game to be fixed and it is understood the final two legs of the IRB Sevens World Series last season, in Scotland and London, were ... Penalties, dropped passes, forward passes or even missed tackles might all be viewed with suspicion in future, and will come under scrutiny with the International Rugby Board reaffirming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1537041/coming-game-near-you-irb-joins-iocs-fight-against-match-fixing
  5. 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
  6. Sport - Rugby

    I’m the most qualified man for top job, says Pieter Schats

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:10pm

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong rugby’s new chairman Pieter Schats admits that the fashion in which he got the top job was “wrong” but insists he is the best person for the job and has the support of the entire local rugby community. Schats was elected unopposed on August 21 after previous chairman Trevor Gregory essentially picked him as successor, drawing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1582040/im-most-qualified-man-top-job-says-pieter-schats
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Changes afoot for our game at home and abroad

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... What on earth made the International Rugby Board decide to change its name to World Rugby? The rebranding exercise comes out of the blue and is a pointless exercise unless the world governing body felt it needed a sea change so badly as the present name was pulling it down. A new name brings new hope and perhaps World Rugby will usher in a new era where more focus will be given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1584691/changes-afoot-our-game-home-and-abroad
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Three Hong Kong refs receive Asian Games call-up

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:33pm

    ... on to the Olympics in 2016,” said Lee, who was also nominated to IRB panels for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2009 and 2013. “Gabby has set the standard for Hong Kong referees as far as the World Sevens ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong referees Gabriel Lee Wing-yi, Dewi Rowlands and Tim Baker have been named to the Asian Rugby Football Union’s panel of referees for the 17th Asian Games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1595485/three-hong-kong-refs-receive-asian-games-call
  9. Rugby fans in despair as tickets prove to be fakes

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney At least 50 rugby fans were refused entry to the Hong Kong Sevens last night after the tickets they bought over the internet proved to be fake. The discovery sparked fears ... rugby supporters spent between A$5,0000 and A$6,000 (HK$39,600 and HK$47,500) to see the Sevens. Englishman Chris Sweeting flew from Singapore after buying tickets through ticketfinders.com.au. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742022/rugby-fans-despair-tickets-prove-be-fakes
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Ryan Crotty will start first test as All Blacks make three changes for Australia

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:52am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Auckland Ma'a Nonu and Jerome Kaino fail to recover from bruising first encounter The All Blacks have made three changes for the return Rugby Championship Test ... seven Tests. The 32-Test loose forward Liam Messam, who slipped behind Kaino in the pecking order this year, returns to the starting line up in the one change to the forwards. The All Blacks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1578283/ryan-crotty-will-start-first-test-all-blacks-make-three-changes

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