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  1. Rugby for handicapped students

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the city for the three-day, seven-a-side competition involving 24 of the world's top rugby union-playing teams, which kicks off at 4pm on Friday and ends with the final at 7pm on Sunday. Last ... Bank and the support of Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The competition is run as part of the 'Learning English Through Sports' scheme and is also a Workplace Communication Project. ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - ASIAN GAMES

    Veteran Tsang Hing-hung ruled out for Incheon with shoulder injury

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:03pm

    ... SCMP Reporter Keith Robertson called into Hong Kong’s final squad for Asian Games, adding ‘strength in depth’ The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on Tuesday trimmed its Asian Games men’s ... Keith Robertson has been confirmed for the squad to represent Hong Kong, China when the 17th Asiad’s rugby sevens competition gets under way on Monday (September 29). For Tsang, a part-time ...

  3. Rugby bosses hail Sevens' new format

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Rugby bosses hailed the Hong Kong Sevens' new format as a resounding success last night - and leading the chorus were its instigators, the International Rugby Board, and the guinea pig, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. For the first time in its 37-year history the famous sevens tournament was split in two - with a 12-team world series for the elite teams ...

  4. World Cup-bound Japan will respect Five Nations

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the top eight in New Zealand later this year. Japan, Asia's sole representatives at the World Cup in September and October, will play nine tests in the run-up to the New Zealand showpiece ... Kong, United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka- but Japan's team manager Takenori Omura pledged his country would continue to show 'respect' to Asia's premier tournament. 'We ...

  5. City boosted by visitors' spending over rugby weekend

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com It isn't just rugby fans who have reason to cheer the Sevens: the annual sporting extravaganza is also a boon to the hospitality and tourism industries at a time of the year that is otherwise normally quiet. With thousands of free-spending rugby fans crowding bars and restaurants, the throng of visitors has been bolstered by those in town ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - ASIAN GAMES

    Asian Games women’s sevens results and standings

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:32pm

    ... v TBC 5th/6th 02/10 17:30 TBC v TBC Bronze medal match 02/10 18:14 TBC v TBC Gold medal match NOTES: 1.Times are HKT; 2.Match venue is Namdong Asiad Rugby Field, Incheon, South Korea. ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Welsh rugby in crisis as talks break down

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff National team captain Sam Warburton left isolated after signing WRU contract Welsh rugby was plunged into crisis on Friday after acrimonious talks between Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) over the future direction of the sport. The four regions which form RRW – the Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and the Scarlets – have been ...

  8. Rugby test would be a win for sport in HK

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong may be set to host another high-profile sporting event if plans to bring Australia and New Zealand together here for a rugby test match next year come to fruition. If the event ... has been lined up: annual top-quality horse-racing in the Hong Kong International Races, women's tennis in the Watson's Water Champions' Challenge and the world renowned rugby ...

  9. Cash boost as bank gets behind Asia events

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... all the top teams in Asia to commit and be able to afford to pay for them to fly down,' said Trevor Gregory, a vice-president of the Asian Rugby Football Union. 'Initially, we ... million, is part of the bank's 'commitment to developing rugby in Asia', according to Mark McCombe, the chief executive of HSBC Hong Kong. 'By investing in the new Asian Sevens ...

  10. With co-operation from the IRB, HK would be perfect host in 2013

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of any puny Hong Konger. The imposing presence of the mainly African security contingent even impressed Allan Payne, executive director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, one of many ... tournament, and let them choose whether it be an IRB Series event or the World Cup. Russia has already said it wants to host the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens. The Rugby Union of Russia has confirmed ...




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