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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... to progress here,” said Watkins, 50. The Welshman believes the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (HKSRFUR) is keen to take on new ideas and there is a high level of interest. “My role ... on and keen to learn. I’m very excited,” Watkins said. The HKRFU has a pool of seven elite referees contracted on the equivalent of a semi-professional basis. Five are involved in the union’s academy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1584368/hugh-watkins-raises-bar-refs
  2. Rugby team confident they can deliver historic victory

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

    ... 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 sport ... 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 and China. But Rees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729746/rugby-team-confident-they-can-deliver-historic-victory
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Shrinking crowds put pressure on Wallabies to perform

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:16am

    ... of a sense that there is a generational shift here, that younger generations have so many different entertainment options that they can access within a nanosecond,” Australian Rugby Union chief Bill ... out to watch them face France in June. The NSW Waratahs may have broken the attendance record for a Super Rugby final against the Crusaders on August 2 with 61,823, but there were only 6,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1592985/shrinking-crowds-put-pressure-wallabies-perform
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Brave Hong Kong fail to stop Japan from taking Asia’s place at RWC

    Posted May 25th 2014, 11:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... and lineouts, making life harder for themselves. "We didn't deserve that score," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of technical development and performance. ... repêchage road to the 2015 World Cup, after the Brave Blossoms claimed the one automatic berth for Asia with a 49-8 win at the National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday. The scoreline wasn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1519487/brave-hong-kong-fail-stop-japan-earning-2015-world-cup-place
  5. Rugby Union sponsors tries at weekend games to help victims

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Every try scored during this weekend's league matches will have extra significance, with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union using the tries to raise funds for tsunami victims. In a novel way to again rally the rugby community after $63,000 was collected at the New Year's Day youth tournament, the football union has decided to donate $250 for every try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484592/rugby-union-sponsors-tries-weekend-games-help-victims
  6. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall set to continue as coach of Hong Kong’s 15s squad

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com His next task will involve preparing Hong Kong for two tests in November Hall set to continue as coach of 15s squad Andy Hall is set to continue as head coach of the Hong Kong 15s rugby set-up with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union launching an "internal" search for a full-time replacement for Leigh Jones. Hall's first task ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1581508/andy-hall-set-continue-coach-hong-kongs-15s-squad
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rugby chief Gregory elected president of Asian RFU

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:22pm by WIRES

    ... in Asian rugby after Trevor Gregory, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, was appointed president of the game’s regional governing body. Gregory was elected to the top post at the annual general meeting of the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this week. Gregory, an ARFU executive committee member for six years, including four as vice-president, said: “It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1379975/hong-kong-rugby-chief-gregory-elected-president-asian-rfu
  8. HKRFU chairman says sevens focus may put China's 15s game at risk

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

    ... will be playing with the smallest fish next year. 'This is very serious,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. 'If they are more interested in sevens than 15s, it is a huge concern. I hope this is not the case.' Officials from the Chinese Rugby Union were not available for comment. China was not even represented at the Asian Rugby Football Union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716481/hkrfu-chairman-says-sevens-focus-may-put-chinas-15s-game-risk
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470203/asias-elite-book-tickets-sevens
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Former Hong Kong skipper Pieter Schats elected chairman of the HKRFU

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:03pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Schats in the hot seat as HKRFU chairman Former captain Pieter Schats took over as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union last night, saying he has "some large boots to fill". Schats replaced Trevor Gregory who stepped down after eight years to concentrate on his new role as the president of the Asian Rugby Football Union. "It is a great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1578658/former-hong-kong-skipper-pieter-schats-elected-chairman-hkrfu

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