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  1. 2 Minutes With... ALLAN PAYNE

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like everyone else in the organising committee for the Hong Kong Sevens, the executive director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union was a relieved man when the 2004 edition went off ... But I am sure I was not as foggy as some of the players or those in the South Stand must have been. Are you happy with the way everything went? Indeed. We had a full house and the rugby was great ...

  2. Up, up and away... but England show they need some fine-tuning

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'We looked a bit frantic, especially in the first half. We were not as clinical as we would have liked to be,' says Lydon They 'fly Emirates'. But it was not quite a first-class performance, first-up at the 2004 Hong Kong ...

  3. Rugby team confident they can deliver historic victory

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... I have played in, for it is a potential turning point for rugby in Hong Kong.' A gold medal victory by the men's rugby sevens team would be a momentous occasion- the first time a team ... that Games.' Now Hong Kong rugby gets a second, and bigger, chance when the sevens competition takes place from November 21-23. Apart from Japan, the other major threats will come from South Korea ...

  4. England snub raises Sevens stakes

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... points, apparently want their lead-in to be hassle-free. Skipper Ben Gollings, who turned up for a photo shoot of all 24 captains with the world's largest rugby ball, gave credence ...

  5. Barbarians to invade the Tens as Aliens stay home

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for will be debutants the Asia Pacific Barbarians, backed by BGC Partners. The new touring club, styled on the British Barbarians, have picked the HKFC Tens as the launch pad. Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick will be the inaugural president of the Asia Pacific Barbarians. He said: 'This is an exciting new venture that will help to promote and develop rugby from grass roots to elite level ...

  6. Mainland squad to dwarf rivals

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The size of China's squad for December's East Asian Games will dwarf those of other participating nations, including the 385 athletes competing for hosts, Hong Kong- the city's largest team assembled for a multi-sports event. Th ...

  7. China to get a first taste of World Cup

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

    ... Alvin Sallay Women beat Kazakhs to earn final Asia berth China's women made history when they became the first mainland rugby team to enter a World Cup after they clinched the third and final berth available for Asia at the Hong Kong Football Club yesterday. It might have been double delight for Japan with their women joining their male counterparts by winning the Asian ...

  8. Rees targets South Korea in Asian Five Nations as a 'must-win' match

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... outright favourites to win the automatic berth given to Asia for next year's World Cup in New Zealand, and the newly promoted Arabian Gulf. Hong Kong's second game will be away ...

  9. Asia's elite book tickets to Sevens

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of Asia's top three sides. They came close, losing only 24-17 to Taiwan in the other Cup semi-final. 'It was a very interesting and exciting tournament. We have seen some good rugby from all ... Even a herd of elephants and attractive dancing girls did not distract pre-tournament favourites Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from the job at hand - qualifying for next year's Rugby ...

  10. Hong Kong won't play in 'Asiad'

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay With its focus entirely on the inaugural Asian Five Nations Championship next year, Hong Kong will stick to its decision not to take part in the 'Rugby Asiad' to be played in Sri Lanka in November. 'The directors have decided to keep with the original decision not to go to Colombo,' said Trevor Gregory, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman. ...




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