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  1. Crisis at home overshadows weakened Asian champions Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The tsunami has had a direct impact on rugby, with the Japan Rugby Football Union cancelling plans to host the inaugural Tokyo Sevens next month. The 16-team tournament had included many top sides such as New Zealand, Fiji and South Africa. Prize money amounting to US$100,000 had been offered. A JRFU statement said: 'There has been extensive damage by the earthquake and tsunami, shortage ...

  2. New Zealand Super 12 teams snub Tietjens

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Monday. Tietjens, who had been hopeful that he would get All Blacks winger Joe Rokocoko, who plays for the Blues, was left disappointed. And despite the assurance from the New Zealand Rugby Union ... of the current series and are the top seeds in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the New Zealand Rugby Union will release two players to play for Samoa at the Rugby World Cup Sevens. They are Lome Fa'atau ...

  3. Kiwi about face leaves Titch in lurch

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... standings by a comfortable 20 points over closest rivals Fiji. Not Tietjens. He had been planning the World Cup title defence for a long time and had received permission from the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) to call up one player from each of the country's five Super 12 franchises and one more from the reserve squads. However, his best-laid plans were dashed when the franchises ...

  4. King Serevi steers Fiji to a new crown

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Perennial favourites Fiji grabbed World Cup Sevens glory again when they lifted their second Melrose Cup in front of 40,000 delirious fans at Hong Kong Stadium last night. The classy islanders defeated rivals and defending champions New Zealand 29-19 in a thrilling final. Fiji last won the World Cup in Hong Kong in 1997 and they proved yet again they are the true ...

  5. Tokyo tournament tipped to join world series

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Singapore was also a stop but lost its status. It is now believed that Tokyo is favourite to become the next Asian leg. Trevor Gregory, vice-president of the Asian Rugby Football Union, said: ... in the series. 'But with all that has happened in the past month, Tokyo might come on board next year or in 2013.' The Japan Rugby Football Union had planned to hold the Tokyo Sevens- a 16-team ...

  6. Free-for-all as giants move into last eight

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... against easier opponents than the chasing pack in the IRB Sevens World Series. New Zealand have drawn Portugal and England play Russia in the quarter-finals. The others have it tough. Fiji meet ... will certainly be doing everything for the people back home. We need to put everything that has happened so far behind us, and try to click as a team,' Tietjens said. Fiji and Samoa, both 16 points ...

  7. Serevi returns to sacred turf for one last tilt

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'He is determined to play one more time in Hong Kong. He has done more than enough to make the grade' The spiritual guardians of sevens rugby Fiji will be fuelled ... the entire nation behind the team, Fiji's new sevens coach Wayne Pivac yesterday passed the mantle of leadership to Serevi, probably the greatest player ever in sevens and an icon back home. ...

  8. Ones to watch

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Leigh Powell

    ... England IRB ranking 1 The best-educated boot in rugby, Jonny Wilkinson fearlessly provides cast-iron defence and his aware- ness in attack knows no bounds. He can seal his place ... and are the best chance yet for the northern Hemisphere to break its World Cup duck. New Zealand IRB ranking 2 Carlos Spencer deals in pure rugby. His adaptability and vision light the touch paper ...

  9. Clean up the rules and this game will fly, says Aussie O'Connor

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and embrace sevens.' These changes have already had an impact with the Australian Rugby Union now contracting players for sevens- not massive amounts, according to O'Connor, ... to say, with sevens in Australia, we have not really put enough resources and energy into it, especially with the advent of Super rugby which drew a lot of good players,' O'Connor said. ...

  10. Diggin' the dancing queen

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... of rugby in terms of the players and teams, but also the entertainment at the Sevens. I see it as the mardi gras of rugby.' Shifting gears from entertainer to creative director is producing ...




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