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  1. Rugby Union sponsors tries at weekend games to help victims

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Every try scored during this weekend's league matches will have extra significance, with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union using the tries to raise funds for tsunami victims. In a novel way to again rally the rugby community after $63,000 was collected at the New Year's Day youth tournament, the football union has decided to donate $250 for every try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484592/rugby-union-sponsors-tries-weekend-games-help-victims
  2. It's Asia's loss, says Payne after Japan bid fails

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... countries,' said HKRFU executive director Allan Payne. 'The Japan Rugby Football Union put forward a strong case that hosting the World Cup in Asia would pave the way for globalisation ... John Carney The news of New Zealand winning the bid to host the 2011 World Cup has come as a huge blow to the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU), which had hoped that if Japan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/525556
  3. News of Asian Games qualifier takes HK by surprise

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the qualifying tournament in Sri Lanka in September. The Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) has decided that the Singer-SriLankan Airlines International Sevens in Kandy from September 9-11 ... for the Hong Kong Rugby union. This is the third time that sevens is an Asian Games medal sport with South Korea having won gold in Bangkok (1998) and Pusan (2002). There was no qualifying process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500040/news-asian-games-qualifier-takes-hk-surprise
  4. 'Two R's' set to teach rivals a thing or two

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union contracted former New Zealand sevens star Dallas Seymour to put in place the programme for this tournament. The big moment has arrived, and McIntosh says ... For it will be the Ricky and Rowan show- hopefully- when the home team take on the big boys of sevens rugby in a bid to emulate the class of 1997, who went all the way to the plate final in the previous World Cup ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493318/two-rs-set-teach-rivals-thing-or-two
  5. Awesome England

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Honestly, I can't remember the game at all. All I know is that we are the champions,' laughed England rugby captain Simon Amor after his side's 22-12 victory over Argentina ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483996/awesome-england
  6. China to provide back-up players

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alan Payne, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director. All 24 teams at the World Cup can draw players from this reserve pool in case of injury. Once a reserve has been picked, he cannot ... Football Union and also to promote the interest of the World Cup in China, who in 1997 joined the International Rugby Board as an associate member. 'Even though China didn't qualify ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492002/china-provide-back-players
  7. Next stop: the Olympic Games

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice IOC fact-finder Froehlich is deeply impressed with what he has seen in Hong Kong International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge loves rugby, but he has to wear ... a sport before entertaining the sevens game. 'There is no question Hong Kong is the role model for sevens. And they [the International Rugby Board, or IRB] couldn't have picked a better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493750/next-stop-olympic-games
  8. Gritty New Zealand seize women's World Cup

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We thought we were faster but we were forced to play their style of rugby and it became confrontational. It was anyone's game until we made the break at the end.' New Zealand took ... really hard to do all the trainings and go to the training camps. 'But you can do it if you want to make it,' said Brown, 33. A lot of people may think rugby is too violent for women, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493617/gritty-new-zealand-seize-womens-world-cup
  9. Samoa power past Portuguese to earn consolation prize

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... the break. But once Lemi scored his third try for a 24-12 lead, it was game over for Russia, the plate champions at the 2001 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Samoa were denied ... for the Hong Kong Sevens next year.' Portugal qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong by winning the European qualifying tournament in their home country. Japan's quarter-final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493748/samoa-power-past-portuguese-earn-consolation-prize
  10. Time for a world in union

    Posted Nov 13th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Scott, secretary-general of the Asian Rugby Football Union, who will be voting on Thursday. 'And the expansion of the game worldwide has really stemmed from Asia. Japan and Asia have been ... around one word- globalisation,' says Koji Tokumasu, secretary of the Japanese Rugby Football Union. 'Asia has 60 per cent of the world's population and all Asian economies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/524739

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