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  1. Fiji on track for HK despite home loss, insists coach

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Fiji national sevens team might be the cat's whiskers on the HSBC Sevens World Series but back at home they are just another side with feet of clay after a Fiji Army selection defeated them in the final of the Marist Sevens - the country's biggest sevens tournament - this weekend. Playing under the banner of the Fiji Barbarians, ...

  2. Fiji fear Olympic 'lockout'

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... teams have to qualify other than the host nation. This week's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens has long been the holy grail for Fiji rugby but it will soon have to share the limelight ... of the Home Unions face another problem at the Olympics - how best to field a united team under the banner of Great Britain. Fiji, who arrived on Monday night, began the season winning the Gold Coast ...

  3. Rugby bosses hail Sevens' new format

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Rugby bosses hailed the Hong Kong Sevens' new format as a resounding success last night - and leading the chorus were its instigators, the International Rugby Board, and the guinea pig, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. For the first time in its 37-year history the famous sevens tournament was split in two - with a 12-team world series for the elite teams ...

  4. Philippines in hk Sevens debut

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... which sees rugby extending its traditional borders even further. 'The Philippines only became a full member of the International Rugby Board two years ago but have now won a place... on merit. They are a success story and I'm delighted they will be making their debut,' Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory (pictured) said yesterday. Guyana has been ...

  5. Fijians banking on rookies to revive past glories

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... had at the World Cup are gone. It will make a huge difference to this side.' The Fiji Rugby Union found out the hard way that the big-name players were unconditioned to the demands ... Alvin Sallay Fiji have dumped all their overseas-based stars and chosen a hungry band of rookies as they bid to win their first Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens title since ...

  6. Big hitters return to sevens squad ahead of Singapore showdown

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... they will face in Singapore will be slightly higher with the Kenyan national team- regulars in the IRB Series- and top sides from Fiji (Davetelavu), New Zealand (Ponsonby) and South Africa expected ...

  7. England glad to have Phillips back for Sevens

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to an evolving squad with Ben Gollings who, as captain, is playing some of the best rugby of his career,' Ryan said. The inspirational Phillips, who led the team in Hong Kong last year, played seven ... behind South Africa and Fiji. His absence has been felt badly as England have struggled. They have reached only two semi-finals- in Dubai and Wellington. At the last leg in Las Vegas, England ...

  8. Stick injury a blow to S Africa's IRB defence

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... but defending the title has been a nightmare. They are in seventh place in the standings with Fiji proving to be their nemesis, having been beaten three times in successive quarter-finals. Last year Fiji defeated South Africa in the final in Hong Kong. Injuries have also robbed the team of the services of Neil Powell, Renfred Dazel and Paul Delport- all key members of last season's ...

  9. Hat-trick for England

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell England beat Argentina 22-12 in the Cup final of the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse First Boston Hong Kong Sevens 2004 on Sunday to secure a hat-trick of titles. With their victory, England joined the ranks of New Zealand and Fiji, the only other nations to have won three consecutive titles in Hong Kong. Scotland beat France 28-22 in the Plate Final, while Cook ...

  10. 'The Chiropractor' heads star line-up for Tens

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... of all time, he made his international debut in 1990 and featured in his country's famous World Cup win over Wales in 1991. He recently retired from international rugby after appearing ... Sevens World Series, and Fiji sevens star Nanuku will both appear for the Penguins, who are second seeds at this year's Tens. Kefu, a member of Australia's RWC-winning team in 1999, ...




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