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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

    Boost for Hong Kong rugby’s Olympics hopes as city to host Asian qualifiers for Rio

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 12:33am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in November next year. "Asia will have one Olympic qualifying tournament for rugby sevens for the men and it will be hosted by Hong Kong," Trevor Gregory, president of the Asian Rugby Football Union, said on Wednesday. "The women's qualifiers will be held in Japan also around the same time." Only 12 spots are available for both men and women at the Olympics. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1612293/hong-kong-host-rio-olympic-asian-qualifiers-next-year
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Ewen McKenzie will remain Wallabies coach, says Australian Rugby Union

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... be imminent in the turmoil surrounding the Kurtley Beale-Di Patston texting scandal. "I can confirm the ARU [Australian Rugby Union] has not had any conversations with any other coaches regarding the Wallabies coaching position," Pulver said. I can confirm the ARU has not had any conversations with any other coaches regarding the Wallabies coaching position Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1615848/ewen-mckenzie-will-remain-wallabies-coach-says-australian-rugby-union
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Up and under in Ulan Bator

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 09:32pm by Andy Hall

    ... for a training session with Mongolia’s national team – our fellow members of the Asian Rugby Football Union family. When all eyes in Hong Kong were on the opening weekend’s clash between HKCC and Valley, ... alongside ARFU and the International Rugby Board. I would also like to pass along our very special thanks to the HKRFU club coaching officers and the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1613937/and-under-ulan-bator
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left field: Hong Kong seem fated always to be second to Japan in Asian rugby

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 09:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... the elite training academy – should we be satisfied with playing second best to Japan again? If you are the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, the answer is yes. Chief executive Vern Reid says ... The silver medals hanging around the necks of Hong Kong's players should provide the answer after the men's rugby sevens team returned from the Asian Games in Incheon. While the box ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1614599/left-field-hong-kong-seem-fated-always-be-second-japan-asian-rugby
  6. 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
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Rugby to make a splash at inaugural Hong Kong Beach Festival

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 08:24pm

    ... Festival is also an important way for the union to further extend awareness of rugby in the wider community and we are delighted to be involved,” he added. The Krousar Thmey Foundation works ... Staff Reporter The sport of rugby has been selected as one of the showcase events for the inaugural Hong Kong Beach Festival 2014 and it will be the centrepiece of the action Saturday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1613882/rugby-make-splash-inaugural-hong-kong-beach-festival
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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