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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Fiji fear Olympic 'lockout'

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... teams have to qualify other than the host nation. This week's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens has long been the holy grail for Fiji rugby but it will soon have to share the limelight ... of the Home Unions face another problem at the Olympics - how best to field a united team under the banner of Great Britain. Fiji, who arrived on Monday night, began the season winning the Gold Coast ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Halai's absence deals Kiwis a major blow

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zealand are top of the standings in the world series, leading second-placed Fiji by five points and Tietjens is hoping to stretch their lead in a restructured tournament where, for the first time, ... Elizabeth and Wellington. Fiji, England and Samoa have won the other legs. NZ squad Tomasi Cama, DJ Forbes, Bryce Heem, Mark Jackman, Tim Mikkelson, Waisake Naholo, Kylem O'Donnell, Charles ...

  7. Sorry, David, you can't fight Goliath

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay After 36 years of the Hong Kong Sevens, we will have a system of institutionalised sporting apartheid heaped on our event thanks to the International Rugby Board's ... Sevens made headlines around the world this week with the IRB disclosing its plans for the 2012-13 season. We will have three new teams taking part alongside Argentina, Australia, England, Fiji ...

  8. Contracts 'a deal breaker for on-field success'

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leading to a knock-on effect on England, who have failed to bloom under the tutelage of Friday's successor, Ben Ryan. 'When we won four in a row [2005 was a World Cup year, won by Fiji ... ended in anguish when England lost in sudden death extra-time to Fiji in the semi-finals of the 2005 World Cup Sevens but he returned the following year to engineer England's fourth ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Philippines in hk Sevens debut

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... which sees rugby extending its traditional borders even further. 'The Philippines only became a full member of the International Rugby Board two years ago but have now won a place... on merit. They are a success story and I'm delighted they will be making their debut,' Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory (pictured) said yesterday. Guyana has been ...




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