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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Rugby Sevens blow for defending champs Fiji

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Tomasi Cama, Kurt Baker, Toby Arnold and Scott Curry. Cakau ruptured a medial ligament in his left knee in training and a Fiji rugby medical officer said: "He will have to go through ... for defending champs Fiji A high attrition rate from injury has hit defending champions Fiji and perennial Cup under-achievers South Africa, throwing next week's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1191779/sevens-blow-defending-champs-fiji
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Union chief hails sevens teams for spreading gospel

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Trevor Gregory leads praise while legend Serevi tells parents about game's life-changing impact Union chief hails teams for spreading the gospel A fulsome tribute was paid by Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chief Trevor Gregory to all the teams who were spending time inspiring local youngsters in the build-up to this weekend's action, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1194906/union-chief-trevor-gregory-hails-sevens-teams-spreading-gospel
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Canada won't take Hong Kong lightly at Sevens, says coach

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this season. "I thought Hong Kong were the unluckiest team in the [qualifying] competition last year. They played some of the best rugby and probably deserved to be one of the best three teams ... Canada and Spain - both qualifiers last year to core-team status - as games to win. The other team in Hong Kong's preliminary-round pool are defending champions Fiji. John said: "We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1193129/canada-wont-take-hong-kong-lightly-sevens-says-coach
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Handshake deal that led to riches for Hong Kong Rugby Football Union

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union and its first title sponsors Cathay Pacific and Rothmans, paved the way for the present financial clout of local rugby, HKRFU president Brian Stevenson revealed yesterday. ... the tournament would be kept by the union. "We made a few thousand dollars in profit from the 1976 tournament and the sponsors agreed that all the money should go to the union. This has enabled us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320193/handshake-deal-led-riches-hong-kong-rugby-football-union
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong sevens side get World Games slot

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on the strategic interests of the game. "We have been invited solely on merit, being the reigning Asian champions," said Trevor Gregory, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman. "It also ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com IRB invite to multisport event in Colombia offers chance for city's team to pit their wits against likes of Argentina, Fiji and South Africa Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1220879/hong-kong-sevens-rugby-team-invited-take-part-world-games-irb
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Jewel in crown helps propel massive growth

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and its coffers are overflowing with hundreds of millions of dollars Jewel ... the president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, says the sport's rude health is due to a couple of factors. The first being that rugby is the keeper of the goose that lays the golden eggs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1192429/jewel-crown-helps-propel-massive-growth
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    How landmark trip to Kowloon Tens helped spark a revolution in Laos

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... RugbyFest Tens to that given to Fiji, the Cup champions at the Hong Kong Sevens. "Ours is bigger," says one player gleefully as they watch the Fijians lift the Sevens silverware. Size sometimes matters, especially when you are trying to make an impression back home - the documentary was shown at the national film festival in Vientiane - to an audience where rugby is as alien ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1192430/how-landmark-trip-kowloon-tens-helped-spark-revolution-laos
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Sealed with a hiss as hosts get dream draw for Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... pool are defending champions Fiji. We get a great opportunity to see how these two sides have improved over the season and it will lay down a marker for us Hong Kong will rub shoulders with the 15 core teams at the sixth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series from March 22-24. They have been invited to do so by the International Rugby Board, not because they are the hosts, but because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1155642/sealed-hiss-hosts-get-dream-draw-hong-kong-sevens
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens regains status as only qualification tournament for world series

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said the new promotion/relegation format had yet to be confirmed but "in this way, we are assured of a new team on the circuit next ... qualifying status The Hong Kong Sevens will once again be the main focus globally after the International Rugby Board made next March's showpiece the one-and-only qualification tournament ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1314075/hong-kong-sevens-regains-status-only-qualification-tournament-world
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong goes global as rugby sevens talent search hots up

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union and the Sports Institute aiming to get the programme underway by September. The focus is two-pronged - identifying the athletes by the end of August and assembling full-time ... as sevens talent search hots up Sixty players are being identified for the first intake of the rugby sevens programme at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, which will also undergo a global search ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1261056/hong-kong-goes-global-rugby-sevens-talent-search-hots

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