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  1. Sri Lanka suspended from IRB

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The world governing body stripped Sri Lanka of its status after the country's union failed to conduct board elections in accordance with IRB by-laws. 'This downgrading will have no effect on Sri Lanka's participation in the tournament,' Ross Mitchell, secretary-general of the Asian Rugby Football Union, said. 'We don't want to ban our unions, our job ...

  2. Decision day over Sri Lanka Sevens participation

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The decision whether or not to take part in this weekend's Sri Lankan Sevens will be made today by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's (HKRFU) board of directors. The Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU), which was supposed to sanction the tournament at last Saturday's council meeting in Seoul, failed to arrive at a decision after Sri Lankan officials could ...

  3. Sri Lanka donation isn't guilt over qualifiers, HKRFU boss insists

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will have to reach into its own pockets to pay for hosting the Rugby World Cup Asian qualifiers in October after it was decided to give half ... Cup, the money which normally would have gone to Sri Lanka was given to us,' said HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory. 'We've decided, through the Asian Rugby Football Union, to give ...

  4. HK lose all three sevens outings

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong lost all three games on the opening day of the rugby sevens tournament at the World Games in Kaohsiung yesterday. The 12-man squad gave Fiji a run for their money in a 26-10 defeat, then lost 31-0 to Argentina before losing a crunch clash with Japan 20-5. Coach Dai Rees said two 'silly mistakes' in the last three minutes when trailing 10-5 cost Hong ...

  5. HK get security nod to compete in Sri Lanka

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will take part in the Sri Lankan Sevens this weekend after the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) yesterday gave the green light for the tournament. 'It is a go,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) chairman Trevor Gregory. 'The Sri Lankan rugby union will adopt some additional recommendations made by an independent security company, ...

  6. HK may compete in Sri Lanka, after all

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union. 'Sri Lanka have asked us to reconsider our decision to not take part in the Rugby Asiad and we will review the case. I expect... a decision soon,' Payne said ... at the tournament in Colombo from November 3-10. 'The Sri Lankan rugby union's chairman had appealed to Trevor, and asked him to re-look the decision not to participate,' Payne said. ...

  7. Gallagher helps broker peace deal

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was in Colombo to oversee a contentious annual general meeting where a new leadership to the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union was appointed. He also wanted to make sure today's Asian Five Nations ... of fighting between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government, but those warring habits continue in the rugby community. 'I don't think I have gone to any other country as frequently ...

  8. Sri Lankans chase cash carrot

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to book their berth in the last three. A leading Sri Lankan newspaper, the Morning Leader, reported that the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union has initiated a fund-raising campaign targeting $120,000 ... encounter in the history of Sri Lankan rugby'. Rugby has been played in Sri Lanka for more than 100 years. But this is the first time in the history of the island-nation that money is being ...

  9. Dragon flattens Lankans

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... who was terrific in broken play. He made huge inroads into the Sri Lanka defence,' said Jim Rowark, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's director of coaching. Zhang scored one ...

  10. Troops offer hope of an end to nightmare in paradise

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and other Pacific states. Their mission is to restore law and order to a country once known as the Happy Isles. The operation has been dubbed Helpem Fren, or Helping ... the Solomons is now regarded by Canberra as an 'arc of instability' that stretches from the restive Indonesian provinces of Aceh and West Papua, through to Papua New Guinea and Fiji. One ...



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