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  1. Americans emerge as threat to champs Fiji

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay An expected cakewalk into the Cup quarter-finals has suddenly turned into a minefield for defending champions Fiji, who will come up against high-flying United States in their final pool game. Fiji thought they had it easy being drawn with Thailand, Portugal and the United States in pool C. On paper it looked a cakewalk, that is until the Americans stormed ...

  2. This is our religion, say Fijians as they spread the gospel worldwide

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... many people I know from rugby in Fiji, New Zealand, Japan and around the world. Fiji might be a long way away from Hong Kong, but the rugby world is a small one.' ... with Robby Nimmo Fiji might be a small nation, but it's a Sevens powerhouse. Testimony to this fact is that they have won the Hong Kong Sevens more times than any other nation- 12 ...

  3. We're going for gold, says Fiji coach

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the pitch. Hopefully, the Olympics will convince our players to stay at home and help us compete well.' Tanivula called for the Fiji Rugby Union to think long-term- at least six years- and put ... Winning an Olympic gold medal is just a dream for many small countries, but sevens can make that dream come true for Fiji, two-time winners of the Rugby World Cup in 1997 and 2005- both ...

  4. Fiji's Serevi eager to give tens a try

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... career, including lifting two Rugby World Cup Sevens trophies in 1997 and 2005. One of the only disappointments was that I have never been able to play at the GFI HKFC Tens,' Serevi said. ...

  5. South Africa face Fiji with revenge and redemption for last year in mind

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church A year on from the heartache of their narrow defeat to Fiji in last year's final, South Africa have been given an early chance for revenge. Paul Treu's team handed ... of the game, not having a Hong Kong title is a major blemish and Treu is hoping his side can overcome a lack of experience to triumph against the Fijians. 'For Fiji, this is one of their favourite ...

  6. HK pull out of Fiji international sevens

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The growing demand on the time of players has forced the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to pull the national squad out of a groundbreaking trip to the heartland of rugby sevens- Fiji- this week. The East Asian Games silver medallists were due to take part in the Suva International Sevens, but withdrew after organisers could not meet Hong Kong's request ...

  7. Sizzling Samoa out for Series hat-trick

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... be superb,' says Lalomilo. Samoa have never reached such rarified heights, normally occupied by eight times champions New Zealand, Fiji (once) and South Africa, the defending champions. 'The ...

  8. All the way from the UK for a lost weekend, and damn the hangover

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu, John Carney

    ... green area in the middle of Hong Kong Stadium, men dressed as rugby players ran around, throwing a ball about and tackling each other. A couple of them appeared to be on the brink of fisticuffs. It was so realistic it put Chewbacca's fracas with Super Mario to shame... Sorry, the rugby players were actually supposed to be doing all that stuff, but the lines get blurred ...

  9. 'Game will grow Down Under thanks to new Olympic status'

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Rugby union has always had to compete with other codes like Aussie Rules and rugby league for talent as well as for public affection Down Under. But the pendulum could swing in union's favour now that sevens is in the Olympics. 'We do have to compete with rugby league and AFL, but we have the guys in our midst and its just a matter of flushing them out,' says ...

  10. McQueen wraps up spot in HK squad

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's rugby-playing rapper, Tom McQueen, has forced his way back into the Sevens team- the one change to the East Asian Games silver-medal side- who have set ... when we come up against the core teams in the IRB Series.' McQueen has gained a fair bit of fame since he and some other rugby teammates from Hong Kong Cricket Club put out a music video ...




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