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  1. Test is yet to come for Fiji after rout of Malaysia

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Mullen

    ... Andrew Mullen After receiving a harsh lesson in last month's final in Las Vegas, Fiji made their intentions known with a professional nine-try, 59-0 demolition of helpless Malaysia. But Fiji coach Iliesa Tanivula is not getting carried away, ahead of harder challenges to come this weekend for the most successful team in the tournament's history. Malaysia provided little ...

  2. Simpkin calls for greater access to elite sides

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this weekend plays host as the Asian qualifying tournament for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong. 'We can never get New Zealand or Fiji to come here because the IRB ... though the tournament is organised by a club (Kandy Sports Club), and not by the Sri Lankan Rugby Union. Despite staging a successful tournament, Kandy SC have struggled to get the big guns ...

  3. It's a revolution for wizards from Oz

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... the Australian Rugby Union made a statement when they appointed us,' said Pearse, who played alongside the Ella brothers- Glen and Mark- in Australia's Hong Kong Sevens-winning sides in 1982 ... 'In reality, not a lot of people play rugby union in Australia, which is amazing when you see how strong we are in the world,' said Pearse. 'That's why it will be a struggle ...

  4. Jonah's revenge

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2001, Mar del Plata For the-first time the eight quarter-finalists from the previous tournament- Fiji, South Africa, Samoa, New Zealand, England, Australia, France and Korea- qualified ... newcomers to the World Cup stage: Kenya, Chile, Russia and Georgia. Defending champions Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia topped their respective pools and were joined in the Melrose Cup ...

  5. Seoul men are on a mission to be the region's top dogs

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... at the 2001 World Cup in Mar del Plata and want to at least emulate that performance here. But they face a few hurdles, not least the fact that the players have hardly played any rugby this year. ... since. 'It would have been better if we could have played more tournaments,' said Mi. 'But there were a few problems. The union did not have the finances to send us to play ...

  6. Rugby team confident they can deliver historic victory

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... I have played in, for it is a potential turning point for rugby in Hong Kong.' A gold medal victory by the men's rugby sevens team would be a momentous occasion- the first time a team ... that Games.' Now Hong Kong rugby gets a second, and bigger, chance when the sevens competition takes place from November 21-23. Apart from Japan, the other major threats will come from South Korea ...

  7. Asian giants unfazed by demand to bid for two tournaments

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the same time, but stressed all their focus was on winning the 2015 bid. 'We are very confident that we can win the 2015 bid. That is our goal,' said senior Japanese Rugby Football Union ... for 2011, our approach then was to make rugby a global sport. But this is more so the case, after we felt rugby should be brought to Asia. We have worked closely with the 25 other unions in Asia, ...

  8. Japan should not forget roots while eyeing big-time

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

    ... Alvin Sallay Union should give 'face' to events in the region For the past four decades, Japan has played an integral part in the development and promotion of Asian rugby. From being founder-members of the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU)- along with Hong Kong and Thailand- to being the sole representative of the region at the past five World Cups, Japan has proudly ...

  9. Sixes is on a spinning wicket as it faces up to challenge in Singapore

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... have any problems signing up players.' Ten years ago, when the Hong Kong Sevens was faced with the prospect of having to join an international series, rugby officials decided to go for it, ... in the crown of the eight-leg series. The difference between rugby and cricket is that the Hong Kong Sevens joined a series run by the International Rugby Board, the governing body of world rugby ...

  10. Jason Dasey

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... explained how his eyes had been opened after watching referees in rival sports- most of whom are electronically aided- in his native Australia. '[But] football stands out as opposed to rugby league, rugby union or Australian Rules as they don't seem to have as many sharp calls and game-changing decisions to make,' Breeze said. 'At the moment, [TV replays] are not part ...




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