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  1. Kandy Sevens shapes as dress rehearsal for World Cup qualifiers

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on will be to qualify for the 2009 World Cup. It will be tough as we will be up against Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan, among other teams,' said Ivan Torpey, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ... finalised,' Gallagher said. The IRB announced last week that nine unions would qualify directly for the men's tournament (the eight quarter-finalists from 2005- Fiji, New Zealand, England, ...

  2. Funding boost for Asian Five Nations

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... throughout Asia,' said Ross Mitchell, secretary general of the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU). Mitchell revealed that ARFU had signed up ESPN-STAR who will show a six-week package which ... the game. And this tournament, which has replaced the former Asian Rugby Football Tournament, will be played in more locations,' Mitchell added. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had played ...

  3. Asia's oldest tournament axed for being 'too unwieldy'

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Someone up there has a superb sense of timing. The day after Asia's 'Mr Rugby', Shiggy Konno, passed away officials from 23 of the 24 unions in the region ... of sweeping constitutional changes to Asian rugby. 'It had become cumbersome and costly,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. 'The idea of one union hosting all ...

  4. Brilliant Hong Kong maul hapless UAE

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... once again have clinched the champion's tag, but they are a full-time professional outfit whose players live and breathe rugby. In this respect, Hong Kong's part-timers can stand ... is the first time we have finished second in this competition and I hope this is the start of a new era for Hong Kong rugby.' A fortnight ago it was the Hong Kong backs who grabbed the bulk ...

  5. Japan show HK who's best in Asia

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Japan once again showed that they are the best in the region, winning the ARFU U20s Asian Championship by defeating Hong Kong 38-8 in the winners-take-all finale at Hong Kong Football Club last night. The six-tries-to-on ...

  6. Simpkin's Sri Lankans pose tough hurdle for HK

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that Simpkin was brought back. And when they say president, it was the president of the country and not the union. Mahinda Rajapakse, a rugby fan himself, not only had to run the country and try ... back. His return was a huge psychological boost to the squad and they reciprocated by turning on a capable performance against China. The president of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union ...

  7. HK eager to be Asia's finest

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay in Kota Kinabalu alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong are out to prove to the International Rugby Board (IRB) that they should be given more than just one chance to play ... Varty said. More exposure to the world's best is vital in the run-up to next year's qualifying process for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow and with the 2016 Rio Olympics ...

  8. Showcase of diversity

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui The world's largest student association, AIESEC, will host a 'Global Village' event at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui this Saturday afternoon. The event is aimed at letting the public experience the customs of 15 Asian Pa ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ocean News, a newspaper affiliated with the administration, reported that the North China Sea branch was preparing to sue ConocoPhillips China for damages over the spills. Rugby union breaks ground for Tin Shui Wai pitch The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for a new HK$10 million rugby pitch in Tin Shui Wai. The ground, complete with artificial ...

  10. Sports Diary

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Palisades, California; Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur. Soccer: World Cup CONCACAF zone first stage, first round, first leg qualifiers; African Olympic qualifier. Rugby Union: Six Nations Championship, ... Golf: Nissan Open, Pacific Palisades, California; Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur. Soccer: World Cup Concacaf zone first stage, first round, second leg qualifier; African Olympic qualifier. Rugby ...




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