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  1. 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 ...

  2. China eyes own sevens spectacle, but not now

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... face in local rugby circles and the highest points-scorer of all time at the Hong Kong Sevens, says it would be rash to host a similar event now. 'We can do it, but we would need to lower our expectations,' Zhang told the China Daily. 'Rugby has a long history in Hong Kong. I played there for four years and I saw a lot of kids taking part in the sport. Most people ...

  3. The long and short of it

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in China's first international fixture in 1997 when China lost 33-3 to Singapore. At the time, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's then technical director George Simpkin, who had been ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com It's all about sevens as rugby neophytes China, dazzled by the Olympic rings, focus mainly on 'the short game'. Yet against all odds, ...

  4. Big brother's big boost

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the bronze medal at the Asian Games. Winning an Asian Games medal in a team sport would have put Hong Kong rugby in the limelight and brought kudos from the local sporting community as this is something which has never been achieved in the SAR's history at the games. But it was big brothers China who achieved the feat- a massive boost to rugby's future on the mainland. 'In ...

  5. 15

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dragon awakes 'Beware the sleeping dragon,' said Napoleon when asked about his intentions towards China. The canny Corsican knew the potential threat China posed. Rugby had no such qualms. In 1997, the International Rugby Board welcomed China as its 76th member, and the mainland debuted at the 1998 tournament. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has been responsible ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and that he will seek cross-party consensus in its drafting. There is broad political agreement in the country, which wants to become a member of the European Union, on the need to update ... should not move a person but call an ambulance. Landmark in ancient England, Scotland rugby rivalry The stage is set for a weekend of cut-throat action at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand ...

  7. Johnny go quickly

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... China set their sights on carrying off the Bowl, the captain tells Alvin Sallay GO JOHNNY GO. That will be the cry from teammates and fans in the South Stand when the face of China rugby ... Significantly, in 2000 and 2001, China were under the tutelage of George Simpkin, who led Fiji to the quarter-finals of the inaugural World Cup in 1987. Simpkin has now moved to Sri Lanka and China ...

  8. China fills Pacific power vacuum

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Beijing spends billions on projects to boost ties as Britain closes string of high commissions The Union Jack has been lowered for the last time in Tonga, leaving ... to a trade summit with six South Pacific countries as part of a wider tour to Australia, New Zealand and Cambodia. The forum in Nadi, Fiji, is expected to yield several political and commercial ...

  9. HK a step closer to World Cup spot

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. A no-frills 23-7 victory over China in Beijing yesterday moved Hong Kong one step closer to making their first World Cup appearance. Now they need to beat South ... Sri Lanka- for Asia's solitary ticket to France. Asia is one of the fastest growth areas in world rugby, but is only given one automatic berth to the World Cup. Japan are raging ...

  10. Slice of Life

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... the mainland 'were the struggle against 'hegemonism', China's word for the Soviet Union, and to safeguard world peace- and to reunify Taiwan with the mainland'. Hong Kong risked being drawn into the controversy over South Africa's Springbok rugby team's tour of New Zealand, Michael Chugani, now an occasional columnist for this newspaper, reported from ...



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