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  1. Ruling something to chew on for HK

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... back on its original schedule and decided that the Asian Zone qualifiers would start next year. 'We only heard about this at last weekend's Asian Rugby Football Union council meeting ... what matters is to go out there and win,' said Allan Payne, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director, who was at the meeting in Almaty. 'It doesn't make any difference ...

  2. Cheuk bids to impress selectors

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Ricky Cheuk Ming-yin will be hoping the fields of Newcastle haven't slowed his speed as he bids to catch the eye of the selectors- and former New Zealand sevens star Dallas Seymour- when the SAR's Rugby World Cup Sevens squad goes under the microscope at the Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday. While thousands of fans will line up outside the stadium ...

  3. 2 minutes with...CHRIS RODEN

    Posted Jan 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... home. What will you miss when you get back home? All the travelling. Hong Kong is at the centre of Asia and I was lucky to get the opportunity to travel quite a bit with Hong Kong rugby teams ... CHRIS RODEN Hong Kong rugby's head coach will return home to New Zealand after 21/2 years to take up a position with Second Division provincial team Nelson Bays. Roden, 42, says he ...

  4. 2 Minutes With... ALLAN PAYNE

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like everyone else in the organising committee for the Hong Kong Sevens, the executive director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union was a relieved man when the 2004 edition went off ... But I am sure I was not as foggy as some of the players or those in the South Stand must have been. Are you happy with the way everything went? Indeed. We had a full house and the rugby was great ...

  5. Up, up and away... but England show they need some fine-tuning

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'We looked a bit frantic, especially in the first half. We were not as clinical as we would have liked to be,' says Lydon They 'fly Emirates'. But it was not quite a first-class performance, first-up at the 2004 Hong Kong ...

  6. Asia's elite book tickets to Sevens

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of Asia's top three sides. They came close, losing only 24-17 to Taiwan in the other Cup semi-final. 'It was a very interesting and exciting tournament. We have seen some good rugby from all ... Even a herd of elephants and attractive dancing girls did not distract pre-tournament favourites Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from the job at hand - qualifying for next year's Rugby ...

  7. Zhang teaches India a lesson

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Khanna, president of the Indian Rugby Football Union. India are appearing in their third Asian Championship. They first played in 1998, a year after China joined the Asian rugby family and became ... and when, rugby becomes prominent in both countries,'' said Jarrad Gallagher, IRB regional development manager for Asia, last night. Meanwhile, debutants Pakistan were beaten 75-3 by Sri ...

  8. Stars hoping for luck of the Irish in Sevens

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Donal Scully

    ... This is the second successive year Hong Kong has hosted the event but it will be the last for the time being as the rotating venue will shift to Shanghai in 2005. Following the rugby sevens model, ... The women's field includes a new entry from Beijing. Gaelic football bears a resemblance to Aussie Rules with handling allowed and plenty of hard hits. The goal posts look like a soccer-rugby hybrid ...

  9. 4,000 Rugby Sevens tickets to go on sale

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... tickets will be included in tomorrow's sale. 'The HKRFU [Hong Kong Rugby Football Union] has made every effort to ensure that the largest number of tickets possible for the Rugby World ... allocation, participating teams and rugby unions coming to support the event and those tickets sold through official overseas travel agents. Alongside our local fans and supporters, these groups ...

  10. Pricey World Cup Sevens set to be a sellout

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... by Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director Allan Payne, who also announced a new ticketing scheme for the March 18-20 showpiece. 'We're pretty comfortable with asking people ... clubs and members of the HKRFU's social club, the Rugby Union Club. There will be a limit of two tickets per member. Tickets will not be available on the internet. 'This ticket ...




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