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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Big man with big dreams achieved big things

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:46pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Did we spot a tear in Trevor Gregory’s eye and a little catch in his voice when he chose to go public that this would be his last Hong Kong Sevens as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby ... the profile of the Sevens and turning it into an unqualified success. The harder part was getting rugby accepted by the local community and the HKRFU did it riding on the back of its iconic event. ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Crusaders build momentum for Super 15 semis

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:42am by AP, AFP

    ... they have in past years when they racked up seven Super Rugby titles. They have outstanding players, but lack strength across the field and are noticeably ageing. The Waratahs finished the regular ... kicked 12 points as the Crusaders beat the Highlanders 34-8 to win the New Zealand conference on Saturday and likely seal a home semi-final in the Super Rugby play-offs. Carter, playing out ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Bring it on: March madness at the Sevens

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:22am by Patrick Donovan

    ... but it wasn’t enough to frighten off the DHL South African team who took the silverware with an intoxicating display of rugby led by former Sevens international Jimmy Richards. Is it a sign of things ... The week of the Sevens also has many lunches and dinners with various rugby legends as speakers and MCs. Various sevens and tens teams and corporate ambassadors also participate in a host of school ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Montevideo playing field a step too far from level

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 06:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... It’s a pity the International Rugby Board didn’t see fit to play the first stage of the 2015 World Cup repêchage on a home-and-away basis. It wasn’t a level playing field for either Hong ... at skipper Hewson and Leon Wei Hon-sum, who were both sin-binned as Hong Kong folded in the second half to lose 28-3. Being reduced to seven men in the pack for 20 minutes swung the game in Uruguay’s ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    World Cup back on Hong Kong’s radar after Canada trip

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:17pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong 15s players involved in sevens training stint are preparing for Uruguay qualifier World Cup back on radar after Canada trip It will be back to the business of qualifying for the 15-a-side World Cup for rugby sevens stars Nick Hewson and company after Hong Kong returned from a 10-day Canadian training camp described by sevens head coach Gareth ...

  10. Rugby bosses hail Sevens' new format

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Rugby bosses hailed the Hong Kong Sevens' new format as a resounding success last night - and leading the chorus were its instigators, the International Rugby Board, and the guinea pig, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. For the first time in its 37-year history the famous sevens tournament was split in two - with a 12-team world series for the elite teams ...




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