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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Strong rivals poised to topple Sharks

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... to topple Sharks The Coastal Sharks face being toppled as Super Rugby leaders this weekend with the New South Wales Waratahs and Canterbury Crusaders both having a golden opportunity to overtake ... them return to the Australian conference lead. The seven-time Super champions, Crusaders, head to Wellington for their clash with the Hurricanes with both sides suffering from the effects ...

  7. Witness in Rugby Sevens fake-ticket trial missing

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's first trial on the sale of fake tickets for the Rugby Sevens tournament is on the verge of collapse, after the prosecution's sole witness went missing yesterday. Alexander de Sola Torgersen, 33, failed to reappear in Eastern Court at noon to continue giving his testimony as an agent working for sports-ticket agency Euroteam. ...

  8. Sevens fires students' rugby passion

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The school in Tin Shui Wai formed a team only 12 months ago after students were inspired to play rugby after attending the opening day of last year's Hong Kong Sevens tournament. The Leisure ... Hong Kong Sevens, which starts on March 23. Keri Lam Ching-man, who teaches PE at the school and plays women's rugby for Causeway Bay Rugby Club, says the students showed great interest ...

  9. Rugby treat for Olympians

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Members of the Hong Kong Special Olympics (HKSO) teams had their first taste of rugby after participating in a training session led by the Hong Kong men's sevens squad. ... attentive and very much involved with learning and playing the sport.' Asked about his team's chances at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens which kicks off on March 26, Yiu said defeating Japan ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Michael O’Connor quits as Australia sevens coach

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 10:14am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Switch to full-time role put too much strain on family life The coach of Australia’s rugby sevens team quit Tuesday ahead of the Commonwealth Games this year ... in Queensland. “With the sevens programme recently moving to a full-time base in Sydney, and with the international travel to tournaments, it simply meant too much time away from home,” he said. Despite ...




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