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  1. Asia's real World City is Singapore

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as a sporting destination. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is notably the leader in this aspect, with the annual Hong Kong Sevens. Next year the union will host the British and Irish Lions. ... on those who make believe we are Asia's World City. All that posturing and self-aggrandisement doesn't fool anyone. Asia's World City is, in fact, Singapore. The Lion City has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003550/asias-real-world-city-singapore
  2. Part-timers 'need pro approach' to counter Japan

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of full-time players from New Zealand eligible under the IRB's three-year residency rule - was a step above the rest of the field, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance Ivan ... Alvin Sallay The yawning gulf between Japan and the rest of Asia can only be bridged if the others are able to shed their 'amateur' status, according to Wayne Marsters, the head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636598/part-timers-need-pro-approach-counter-japan
  3. Therapy with dolphins should not be allowed

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the anecdotal and unscientific evidence offered by SWTD programmes- activities such as Animals Asia's Dr Dog programme have far more value than some wholly misguided notion that dolphins ... but impossible to obtain tickets unless you have an association with big business in the city or are involved with a local rugby club. As a family we've been coming to the Sevens for more than 20 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576504/therapy-dolphins-should-not-be-allowed
  4. Both sides come away happy as feisty HK pull out all stops

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... And it looked that way in the first half as Japan ran in five tries to lead 31-3 at the break. But then the tide turned. Hong Kong outscored Japan three tries to two in the second half as Asia ... for our morale. Yes, we lost, but we showed we can be competitive against Japan, the best side in Asia,' a happy McColl said. 'I'm very proud the boys didn't give up.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966507/both-sides-come-away-happy-feisty-hk-pull-out-all-stops
  5. Hong Kong remains stepping stone to Asia

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis As the European Union takes steps to rebuild its growth potential after the global financial crisis, its ties with Hong Kong continue to strengthen through trade, cultural ... on a very positive track,' says Maria Castillo-Fernandez, head of the Office of the European Union in Hong Kong and Macau. Last year, the 27-member EU maintained its position as Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967219/hong-kong-remains-stepping-stone-asia
  6. Letters

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... around), let's put this into perspective. It is because of the hard work of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and the foresight of the founding fathers at Hong Kong Football Club, that Hong ... supported by the HKRFU. Still, there is much more the Hong Kong government could do to support the 10-day event held in conjunction with the rugby union. First, it could co-ordinate with targeted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989740/letters
  7. Pannell & Co set stage for brilliant HK future

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... scored 17 points to engineer a fantastic 27-20 victory in the Asian Nations Series encounter at a waterlogged King's Park. The win will raise Hong Kong's stocks in international rugby- their IRB world ranking of 30 is bound to go up- and is also bound to trigger a new-found feeling of self-belief in local rugby's bid to become the second-best team in Asia, behind Japan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594607/pannell-co-set-stage-brilliant-hk-future
  8. Fun all summer

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be run on a weekly basis and cost HK$2,500 to HK$3,000, depending on location. A 10 per cent discount is available on payments made by June 13. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (www.hkrugby.com) is holding a children's summer programme, starting on July 7, at various locations around Hong Kong. The aim is to introduce the sport of rugby to children with limited or no previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002201/fun-all-summer
  9. Mainland team star in tertiary sevens

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... stronger each year with more and more institutions [outside Hong Kong] joining the fray,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's (HKRFU) community assistant manager, Brandon Huang. ... Rebecca Tsui Dongbei University clinch men's rugby Cup championship Seventeen men's and eight women's rugby teams played in the fourth annual Standard Chartered Bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626306/mainland-team-star-tertiary-sevens
  10. Robertson ready for Tokyo return

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but what was more disappointing is that it might have ended hopes of retaining the No2 position in Asia, a spot the Koreans are now fancied to fill. 'We are disappointed with that result against Korea but we have to look ahead now,' said Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. 'We have made a few changes, some of which we had always planned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000751/robertson-ready-tokyo-return

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