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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Tourists run in six tries to overwhelm former Super Rugby champions

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 12:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Christchurch England fringe players prove a point as they dominate Canterbury Crusaders in 38-7 drubbing Out of reach England’s fringe test players proved to coach Stuart Lancaster he was on the right track to build depth as he prepares for next year’s World Cup with a 38-7 victory over the seven-time Super Rugby champions Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong kick off Asian series with stylish wins

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 12:37am by Alvin Sallay

    ... competition in the first leg of the Asian Sevens Series at Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday. We came out to win two games and accomplished that. I’m happy with that as well as [the performance of] ... and will face China in the last eight before taking on the winner of South Korea and the Philippines in the other semi-final. Last year, all four legs of the Asian Sevens Series were decided between ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong

    Rugby: A code to live by

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 03:17pm by Kevin McBarron

    ... they won the first round and Apple nearly disappeared. So the best products are not always the winners in the long run. Rugby is a far superior sport than soccer, or any other sport out there, but those of us who love rugby have to suffer the injustice of our great game being overshadowed by over-hyped inferior games peopled by over-paid and over-indulged players. There’s no accounting ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong has bid to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in a move described as an "insurance policy" by leading official Trevor Gregory. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had ... expressed an interest to be part of the World Series in 2015-16. IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said: "This unprecedented response truly reflects the enormous prestige and appeal of rugby sevens ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong Sevens offers only 3,000 tickets for local fans by public ballot

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 02:59pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Only 3,000 out of HK stadium's 40,000 capacity will be up for grabs via public ballot next year Sevens fans face an even bigger scrum for seats Competition for tickets to the Hong Kong Sevens could be as fierce as the rugby on the pitch after it was announced yesterday that only 3,000 tickets for next year's event will be available via public ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Hosea Gear eyes World Cup in return to New Zealand to join the Chiefs

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Former All Blacks winger Hosea Gear is returning to New Zealand rugby next year with the Waikato Chiefs in an effort to break into Steve Hansen’s World Cup squad. ... on the left wing for the world champions. Gear will join the twice Super Rugby champion Chiefs at the conclusion of his one-season contract with Japanese club Honda. He’s a hell of a player, powerful, ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong rugby union squad facing tough decisions

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the important season ahead- it also includes the Rugby World Cup Sevens in June in Moscow- with most of the players also crucial cogs in the 15-a-side set-up. "We rested nine of our sevens players ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Difficult decisions loom for selection of sevens and 15s as dates for important fixtures clash May a crunch time for HK squad A clash between sevens ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns eye fifth consecutive World Cup title

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:47am by AFP

    ... as the 12-team tournament kicks off in France. The spotlight during the August 1-17 competition will also be shining bright on the women's game after the inclusion of rugby sevens, for both sexes, ... Rugby World Cup Sevens title in Moscow last year. Other versatile players include fly-half Kelly Brazier, back-rower Linda Itunu and utility back Selica Winiata, although try-scoring machine ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    HKRFU names its first 10 icons for new rugby Hall of Fame

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:45pm

    ... Sevens the “most colourful day of international sport I have ever seen – one that put Hong Kong on the sporting map”. Abel was one of the earliest pioneers of mini and youth rugby and a driving ... Chinese player to represent Hong Kong at international level. Chan was the first local Chinese player to represent Hong Kong at the Sevens when, in 1997, he competed in the Rugby World Cup Sevens ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Games warning shot heard loud and clear by rivals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Let’s get ready to rumble, or as was the case last weekend, play rugby. Robbie McRobbie should perhaps consider giving up his job at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and become a full-time boxing ring announcer as he set the tone for Hong Kong’s first Asian Sevens Series tournament. And from the red corner, both Hong Kong teams came out punching with the men landing ...




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