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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - FACILITIES

    Rugby Union says Hong Kong Stadium needs 10,000 more seats to stay competitive

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Expansion by 10,000 seats at So Kon Po needed, rugby union says, as rival cities build big More stadium seats urged to stay competitive The Hong Kong ... Brian Stevenson, the president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, has called on the government for a "longer-term" solution to remedy the stadium's shortcomings, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320290/rugby-union-says-hong-kong-stadium-needs-10000-more-seats-stay
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Rugby union wins access to Hong Kong Sports Institute

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... - was welcomed by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which called it a historic moment for the sport. It will now have access to government funds for the next four years, with about HK$5 million available annually for athletes only. "We have come a long way and this is the icing on the cake," said delighted Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1222426/rugby-union-wins-access-hong-kong-sports-institute
  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Pakistan looks to kabaddi to help build rugby union

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... into kabaddi converts Pakistan's rugby union chiefs are hoping to exploit the traditional tag-wrestling sport of kabaddi as they try to boost the game and build the country's fledgling ... strength, tackling and evasive running. In a country where anything other than cricket struggles to get a look in, the Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) has grown rapidly since it was founded 10 years ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1194825/pakistan-looks-kabaddi-help-build-rugby-union
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rugby chief Gregory elected president of Asian RFU

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:22pm by WIRES

    ... in Asian rugby after Trevor Gregory, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, was appointed president of the game’s regional governing body. Gregory was elected to the top post at the annual general meeting of the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this week. Gregory, an ARFU executive committee member for six years, including four as vice-president, said: “It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1379975/hong-kong-rugby-chief-gregory-elected-president-asian-rfu
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Asian rugby now has ‘right man for the job’

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 08:31pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... ARFU must update ‘old-fashioned ways’ to allow incoming president Trevor Gregory time to do some real good Trevor Gregory’s ascendancy to the presidency of the Asian Rugby Football Union ... that the region remained a backwater. Quite clearly, that is no longer the case. Today, Asia is one of the most active regions in world rugby with an annual series in both versions of the game – sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1386033/asian-rugby-now-has-right-man-job
  6. Sport - Hong Kong

    Vernon Reid appointed new CEO of Hong Kong rugby

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:25pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Australian with vast experience both as an administrator and player has been hired to run the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Reid 'will be valuable asset to our growth' Hong Kong rugby boss Trevor Gregory believes the union has found the perfect match to help implement its strategic plan of growing the game in the community. A “privileged” and “very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1333550/vernon-reid-appointed-new-ceo-hong-kong-rugby
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens regains status as only qualification tournament for world series

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said the new promotion/relegation format had yet to be confirmed but "in this way, we are assured of a new team on the circuit next ... as that would mean Asia would have a representative. We are the only continent not to have a team in the world series yet." The International Rugby Board will likely rubber-stamp the new system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1314075/hong-kong-sevens-regains-status-only-qualification-tournament-world
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Sonny Bill Williams signs new deal with NZ union

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 12:04am by AP

    ... Zealand Rugby Union which might see him play for the All Blacks at the 2015 World Cup. The union said on Friday that Williams would return to the Hamilton-based Chiefs in Super Rugby under a deal covering the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Williams, who switched from rugby league to union in 2008, became an All Black in 2010 and played at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He then returned to rugby league, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1387173/sonny-bill-williams-signs-new-deal-nz-union
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    HKRFU to offer plan to cut the HK$7m cost of hiring Hong Kong Stadium

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... March 22-24. "We advised the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union that if they were to come up with an alternative proposal we would be glad to discuss this," McKinley said. The HKRFU has ... to be played in front of capacity crowds unless an overseas team are playing. This week's Lunar New Year Cup featuring three club teams from Asia drew a paltry 4,000 paying fans each day. Union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1151168/hkrfu-offer-plan-cut-hk7m-cost-hiring-hong-kong-stadium
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Ranfurly Shield-style trophy honours late Iain Brown in Hong Kong rugby

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... is quick to point out that Hong Kong rugby's newest trophy- the Broony Quaich- is "not a memorial cup but more a celebratory cup". And Abacus Kowloon as defending league champions hope to kick off the new season which gets under way tomorrow by hanging on to the newest silverware offered by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. "Originally the idea was to play ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1323707/ranfurly-shield-style-trophy-honours-late-iain-brown-hong-kong

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