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  1. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Lack of TV coverage hinders Asia’s hopes of joining Super Rugby family

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:34pm by Reuters

    ... coverage is essential if Super Rugby wants to build its profile in Asia sufficiently for the continent to host a team over the next five to 10 years, the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union has ... right now probably can’t name one of them Trevor Gregory Gregory, who also serves as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, believes that 2021 might be a better target date for an Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1519352/lack-tv-coverage-hinders-asias-hopes-joining-super-rugby-family
  2. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Super Rugby to expand to 18 teams with Asia in the mix

    Posted May 01st 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... to 18 teams in 2016, with three new clubs coming from South Africa, Argentina and possibly Asia or the United States, officials said on Thursday. New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve ... way with credible potential bidders for the groundbreaking franchise. Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver said the plan gave Super Rugby "the potential to become a truly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1501753/super-15-expand-18-teams-2016
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Sevens showcase lights up summer rugby calendar

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 12:17pm

    ... SCMP reporter Sevens rugby fans are in for a scintillating summer showdown next weekend as the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union hosts a leg of the Asian Rugby Football Union’s Asian Sevens ... the world’s premier sevens tournament each March, the HKRFU is expected to bring its inimitable flair to the hosting of the Asian Sevens with a winning combination of world-class rugby and non-stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1574159/asian-sevens-showcase-lights-summer-rugby-calendar
  4. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Asian Super Rugby franchise ‘a bridge too far’

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... to host a Super Rugby franchise- and it certainly wouldn't be Hong Kong- the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union said, adding that no union or sponsor was in a position to underwrite the US$100 million five-year cost of hosting the southern hemisphere competition's 18th team. Arfu president Trevor Gregory, who also chairs the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, ruled out Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1518095/asian-super-rugby-franchise-bridge-too-far
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Green light for Asian team in Super Rugby

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:50pm by AP

    ... Peters. Asia is a region that has been the focus of considerable investment by the IRB in recent years and is a strategically sound location for the evolution of Super Rugby Sanzar chief executive ... Super Rugby competition in 2016 with governing body Sanzar confirming on Wednesday that one of those nations will be home to the 18th team. Sanzar had already committed to expanding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1555465/green-light-asian-team-super-rugby
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Loud and proud, outgoing chairman Gregory lets his actions do the talking

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 12:48am by Alvin Sallay

    ... resurgence across Asia and is now president of the Asian Rugby Football Union. "When I took over as chairman of the HKRFU, we only had one tournament [the Asian Championship] every couple ... of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union – walks into a room, you can expect a blast of sound. But even he was left gasping or words that memorable day in 2009 at Hong Kong Stadium when the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1556682/loud-and-proud-outgoing-trevor-gregory-lets-his-actions-do-talking
  9. Sport - Rugby

    I’m the most qualified man for top job, says Pieter Schats

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:10pm

    ... that handing over the baton to a chosen one is wrong. Nobody should be ushered in as chairman,” Schats said on Saturday. “But the role of chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is a unique one ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong rugby’s new chairman Pieter Schats admits that the fashion in which he got the top job was “wrong” but insists he is the best person ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1582040/im-most-qualified-man-top-job-says-pieter-schats
  10. 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

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