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  1. Sport - Other Sport

    Sport Digest, October 15, 2012

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF AND AFP

    ... Hong Kong's Leung Chun-wing, reigning world junior champion, learned a hard lesson at the senior level as he finished 17th out of 22 riders. Chan Kin-wa   Fiji pound NZ to defend Gold Coast Sevens title Fiji retained their Gold Coast Sevens rugby crown with a 32-14 win over New Zealand in the opening leg of the IRB Sevens World Series. The Fijians had seven debutants ...

  2. Flying Fiji simply first class

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I have not seen Fiji play like this for a long time.' When Dere was appointed national sevens coach last November, he said structured rugby was not meant for the free-flowing Fijians and wanted to take the game back to the days when running, instinctual rugby was the norm. He wanted the old flamboyance to return. No wonder Tietjens was surprised. And now worried as Fiji cut New ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport

    Sport Digest, November 9, 2012

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... with Fiji Hooker Tom Youngs will make his debut and winger Ugo Monye returns after more than two years out as part of an inexperienced England line-up for tomorrow's rugby union test against ... Michalak makes France team to meet Australia Mercurial Toulon playmaker Frederic Michalak's stop-start international rugby union career received a boost when he was named ahead ...

  4. Fiji on track for HK despite home loss, insists coach

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Fiji national sevens team might be the cat's whiskers on the HSBC Sevens World Series but back at home they are just another side with feet of clay after a Fiji Army selection defeated them in the final of the Marist Sevens- the country's biggest sevens tournament- this weekend. Playing under the banner of the Fiji Barbarians, ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Beijing Sport Bureau to spend HK$1m for training tour to New Zealand

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Zealand, while Anhui went to Fiji), but the deal brokered between Beijing and the Taranaki Rugby Football Union is set to be the most significant, according to Zhang, a former sevens player who ... Zealand is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which every rugby player would die for," national sevens coach Johnny Zhang Zhiqiang said. "To learn skills and experience from ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport

    Washout for big names in HSBC Sevens World Series

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... is contracted for two years to the Kenya Rugby Union. His successor with England, Ryan, would have wished he could have said the same. It was left to New Zealand and Samoa to carry the flag for the big ... to masquerade as a rugby team. The deejay's Delilah sounded the perfect chorus line for England's sorry fans- "Why, Why, Why"- as the crowd favourites bowed out of Cup contention ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Waisale Serevi, Ben Gollings set up sevens academy

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Fijian legend Serevi and England's most-accomplished player of the abbreviated code Gollings, who were guests of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union at Friday's Long Lunch to herald ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Once rivals on the pitch, former Fiji and England stars set up academy to help smaller nations- and give something back to the game Serevi and Gollings ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport

    Short Sport, November 6, 2012

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... an ankle injury, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said. Ferris, whose season has been disrupted by injury, picked up his latest knock in Ulster's win over Edinburgh last Friday and the influential loose forward will also miss the following weekend's test against Fiji. No decision has been made on his availability for the November 24 international at home to Argentina. Ireland ...

  10. China targets Olympic sevens

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... captain Johnny Zhang Zhiqiang. Zhang (pictured), who will coach the mainland team at next weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, said the Chinese Rugby Union and central government ... the China Rugby Union plans to first develop sevens and push for 15s later.' Zhang is still the leading try scorer at the Hong Kong Sevens and is second-highest points-scorer. He played at 10 ...




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