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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

    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
  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

    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
  6. Sport - Rugby

    Boots and all: Questions remain as Japan, Singapore chase ‘super’ hero status

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... as the development of the Asian game, it would be better if Japan, or even Hong Kong, were to host a franchise. Outgoing Hong Kong Rugby Football Union boss Trevor Gregory is sceptical of the idea ... Either Singapore or Japan will have a team in the Super Rugby competition by 2016. Sanzar, the governing body of the southern hemisphere’s premier club competition, has confirmed one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1558910/questions-remain-japan-singapore-chase-super-hero-status
  7. 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
  8. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Find a new rugby sponsor – quick

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 08:50pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The gaping financial hole left by the departure of one of the game's principal backers in Asia needs to be filled fast Find a new rugby sponsor- quick Make no bones about it. If not for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, the world's local bank- well, that is what it used to call itself- would not have got involved in Asian rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1503475/find-new-rugby-sponsor-quick
  9. 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
  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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