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  1. Payne calls it a day after 11 years as union chief

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Allan Payne will end an illustrious 11-year stint in charge of the day-to-day running of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) when he steps down as executive director ... the Asian Rugby Football Union and was appointed chairman of the HSBC Asian Five Nations tournament committee this year. HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said: 'Allan has had a tremendous impact ...

  2. HK aim to get physical on tour of Europe

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the decision by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to look outside its traditional Asian boundaries will spur the players on when the domestic season begins next week. 'This is a fantastic ... berth given to the region for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The 11-day tour from December 10 to 20 will include three internationals against Germany, the Czech Republic ...

  3. HK union hails 'momentous day'

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) hailed the International Olympic Committee's decision to include sevens as an Olympic sport, calling it a 'momentous day for the sport in Asia'. Trevor Gregory, HKRFU chairman, welcomed the decision to bring rugby back into the Olympic fold - starting from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro - and said Hong Kong should ...

  4. Kids more of a handful than rugby, says Gordon

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and falls in rugby, or to endure the demands of a brood of kids. She says: 'Of course, rugby is easier than looking after kids. After being around five kids all day, rugby is a great outlet.' And who said rugby was a sport for tough men? The 30-year-old Canadian will be at the helm of the 10-strong squad announced for the Cable & Wireless Hong Kong Sevens on Friday. ...

  5. With co-operation from the IRB, HK would be perfect host in 2013

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of any puny Hong Konger. The imposing presence of the mainly African security contingent even impressed Allan Payne, executive director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, one of many ... tournament, and let them choose whether it be an IRB Series event or the World Cup. Russia has already said it wants to host the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens. The Rugby Union of Russia has confirmed ...

  6. China blasted for snubbing World Games in Taiwan

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Games in Taiwan. The decision has perplexed the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) as China will be sending more than 100 athletes to compete in other events in Kaohsiung. The International Rugby ... are not pulling their weight.' Mitchell refused to speculate on the reason why China will compete in other sports in Kaohsiung but not rugby. It is understood Chinese officials have refused to send ...

  7. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the world right now - at Hong Kong Stadium today. Yet plans to bring the Springboks to town were dashed earlier this year when the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) decided the financial risk ... Rugby Football Union officials in Tokyo during the Bledisloe Cup last week, feels the best way to convince all outsiders would be to build a spanking new 50,000-seater stadium at Kai Tak. ...

  8. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Sevens rugby has also made its entry into multi-sports events. Here, too, Asia was at the forefront with sevens included for the first time in the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok and the 1998 ... of volunteers who over the years worked unrewarded for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and put in place a wonderful weekend of colour, fun, madness, and rugby. All of them have created a tournament ...

  9. HK cancels proposed Boks-Ireland clash

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The economic downturn has scuppered plans to stage a game between world champions South Africa and Ireland in Hong Kong in November. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ... in December,' Payne said. 'We want rugby to be the best event at the Games.' 'On top of this, we will also be hosting the Asian junior championships in September. 'And of course ...

  10. Shock move as captain Chambers gets the chop

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Games coming up.' The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's strategic plan has targeted winning medals at December's East Asian Games to be played at the Hong Kong Stadium, ... McIntosh and the coaching team,' said Ivan Torpey, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance yesterday. Wright admitted he had been caught by surprise at being asked to take ...




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