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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Youth Olympics place should be given to Hong Kong, say officials

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union, backed Pang. "Unlike other regions, Asia has a Youth Games and Hong Kong has proved itself. It would be good if the IRB can take another look at the invitation ... Kong, and not Japan, should represent Asia when rugby sevens makes its mini-Olympic debut at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next year, said a top official of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1318453/youth-olympics-place-should-be-given-hong-kong-say-officials
  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 - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    China says no to rugby at Tianjin East Asian Games

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com China says no to sevens at East Asian Games The Chinese National Olympic Committee has turned down a request by the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) to include sevens in next year's East Asian Games in Tianjin. Top ARFU officials, vice-president Trevor Gregory and secretary-general Ross Mitchell, presented rugby's case for inclusion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1078888/china-says-no-rugby-tianjin-east-asian-games
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong eye place in 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be finalised at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow in June; the highest-placed team from each region will qualify for Nanjing. "Our goal was always to finish as the top-placed team in Asia. But this has now given us extra motivation," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. "The fact that instead of a qualifying process, the best-placed teams ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1152036/hong-kong-eye-place-2014-nanjing-youth-olympic-games
  5. News - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    TVB Pearl blinks and misses climax to Rugby Sevens

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... that Hong Kong can finally live up to the slogan that it is "Asia World's City", something seems to happen to pull the rug out from under its feet. The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens ... and Wallabies in 2010. However, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union lost millions of dollars staging that match owing to poor ticket sales, with 26,210 fans turning up. But if last night is anything ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199044/tvb-pearl-blinks-and-misses-climax-rugby-sevens
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong can become core team in Sevens World Series with crowd behind them

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in a qualification tournament," said Gregory, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman. "Let's hope our team will be lifted to great heights by the support and win the one promotion spot." ... Hong Kong's chances of becoming a core team in the HSBC Sevens World Series have been boosted after the International Rugby Board confirmed next year's Hong Kong Sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1328069/hong-kong-can-become-core-team-sevens-world-series-crowd-behind-them
  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Simon Amor believes England's Red Rose can bloom again in rugby sevens

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... With the inclusion of sevens in the Olympics, every country is placing more resources in the game and the result is plain to see, it being more competitive." Lured from his position as director of rugby at London Scottish, Amor was named this month by the Rugby Football Union to replace Ryan, who in seven years of trying failed to win in Hong Kong, the biggest tournament in the HSBC Sevens World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1314732/simon-amor-believes-englands-red-rose-can-bloom-again-rugby-sevens
  8. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    Women's rugby team in China hold hopes for the nation

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the torch for China's world ambitions Romance and matrimony have robbed China of their most experienced players but thankfully the mainland rugby gene-pool is bigger these days ... Women's World Cup Sevens. That tournament had more to do with getting rugby sevens into the Olympic Games- to prove to the world, and especially the International Olympic Committee, that the sport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1270488/womens-rugby-team-china-hold-hopes-nation
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong seek rugby berth at National Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Liaoning province- which are limited to Olympic sports- the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has been invited by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to try to qualify for the main event from ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com With many local stars ineligible for the event, coach Dai Rees can blood fresh talent HK aim to qualify for National Games Hong Kong rugby will break new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1253513/hong-kong-seek-rugby-berth-national-games
  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Waisale Serevi, Ben Gollings set up sevens academy

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... team up to nurture young talent Once they went head-to-head on the rugby pitch, but now Waisale Serevi and Ben Gollings are teaming up to promote the game they love- sevens- to the world. Fijian legend Serevi and England's most-accomplished player of the abbreviated code Gollings, who were guests of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union at Friday's Long Lunch to herald ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1079563/waisale-serevi-ben-gollings-set-sevens-academy

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