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  1. Sport - Rugby - Women’s Sevens

    Unleashing their inner mongrel is key to success, says Anna Richards

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 10:31pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... On a Thursday morning at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, training takes an unusual diversion for the women's rugby sevens team as they substitute balls for wrestling mats, grappling ... Kong men's and junior sevens rugby performance, the women, now ranked third in Asia, would not have been eligible for inclusion. They are embracing the opportunity; 13 have accepted ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Charities harness excesses of the Sevens to tackle poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:16pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline How rugby can help fight poverty The money spent at the Sevens over the weekend, where corporate boxes cost upwards of half a million dollars, is simply mind-boggling. ... to the community and illustrate that rugby is good for Hong Kong. [Sevens] should be about giving back," Gow said. "It's pretty cool to think you can convert the energy of the Sevens ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - WOMEN'S SEVENS

    Hong Kong women take giant step forward with Bowl glory

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:17pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline After two defeats, the side undergo rapid transformation to steam roll Singapore and overcome the bigger Kenyans Hong Kong take giant stepforward with Bowl glory It was not the result they desired, but Hong Kong walked away with more than just the Bowl championship at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Women's Sevens yesterday- they gained a monumental shift ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Bring your game to the Sevens Village

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:33am

    ... SCMP Reporter The HSBC Sevens Village will be back this year to offer a taste of the Hong Kong Sevens experience for fans outside the stadium. The village, located across the street from Hong Kong Stadium on Eastern Hospital Road, is a free-entry-for-all facility that allows members of the public to watch the live action on a big screen, try out interactive games and meet rugby ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Tourist who drove off in taxi gets suspended term

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Tourist who drove off in taxi gets suspended term A South African tourist who pulled a driver out of a taxi he had hired during the Rugby Sevens and drove ... annual rugby event, earlier pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to taking a conveyance without authority, driving a vehicle with excess alcohol in his breath and using a vehicle without third-party ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns legend Anna Richards aims to instil winning mentality in Hong Kong women

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 10:17pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... in Rio where rugby sevens will make its debut- no mean feat given Hong Kong rank fourth in Asia, narrowly missing out from being included in the IRB Sevens World Series. Luckily she relishes ... difficult to pick one moment that defines rugby legend Anna Richards. But it's easy to pick one that displays her grit: In a game against England in 2008, the New Zealand women's fly half ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Five things to know about Super Rugby

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:05am

    ... In a review of the match-ups, we see which teams are likely to score the points in round seven Here are five things you should know about round seven of Super Rugby this weekend. Read all about it Crusaders captain Kieran Read will play his 100th Super Rugby match on Friday when the Christchurch-based team meet the Hurricanes, joining a fast-growing group of players who have ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Rugby matches compete with fans' antics

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

    ... that is also supposed to be where all the action takes place this weekend at the Sevens. But it's the antics of fans in fancy dress that can sometimes divert your attention from the exciting play. ... with an empty beer jug. And herein lies the problem. The purists will say that the only thing that matters is what goes on out on the pitch where rugby legends like Jonah Lomu, Christian Cullen ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport

    New Zealand favourites to take Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:01pm

    ... Agence France-Presse World Series leaders New Zealand are favourites to win the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend but in a season which has proved unpredictable there’s plenty of room for an upset. Each of the previous five rounds of the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Sevens Series has been won by a different team, leaving the field wide open for Hong Kong – the most ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Japan slice through Italy to earn World Series berth

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 12:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the World Series. This has been a long time coming Trevor Gregory "It will be a boost for sevens rugby which is not all that popular in Japan and an important step forward for the game as we ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Japan slice through Italy for IRB spot Imperious Japan became Asia's first team to win a core spot on the IRB Sevens World Series after brushing ...




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