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  1. Wrong decisions can turn out right

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... missed,' said Australian Rugby Union director Gary Flowers, who had voted for Japan. 'That was very much in our thinking in terms that the World Cup is the jewel in the crown of rugby ... collapsed. Even tyrants know the future is a crapshoot at best. Six years ago the International Rugby Board (IRB) met in Dublin to award the rights to host the 2011 World Cup. Japan, South Africa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983334/wrong-decisions-can-turn-out-right
  2. Sevens loses true champ in Ravonu

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... there one day as Fiji's coach.' Alas, it was not to be. Ravonu, who was fired as national coach after insisting that his charges discard jerseys bearing their sponsor's name in favour ... second edition in 1977, when the Suva forward played a significant role in Fiji's initial victory. Although regularly likened to the Michelin Man due to his bulk, Ravonu was deceptively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519767/sevens-loses-true-champ-ravonu
  3. China pride too much for Fiji imports

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... according to Tan. 'They are all eligible,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director Allan Payne. 'IRB officials who are in Hong Kong have looked into the matter and cleared them to play.' Asian powerhouses Japan have a strong corporate league structure and these companies, with the blessings of the Japan Rugby Union, have aggressively recruited players ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655127/china-pride-too-much-fiji-imports
  4. Sport - Other Sport

    Sport Digest, October 15, 2012

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF AND AFP

    ... Hong Kong's Leung Chun-wing, reigning world junior champion, learned a hard lesson at the senior level as he finished 17th out of 22 riders. Chan Kin-wa   Fiji pound NZ to defend Gold Coast Sevens title Fiji retained their Gold Coast Sevens rugby crown with a 32-14 win over New Zealand in the opening leg of the IRB Sevens World Series. The Fijians had seven debutants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1061150/sport-digest-october-15-2012
  5. 18

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

    ... PACIFIC PRINCES It's rugby's holy trinity- Hong Kong, Sevens and Fiji. There is not one, without the other. Fiji have played in every tournament and have a special relationship with our city. Hong Kong brings the best out of Fiji- the country synonymous with the shorter game and the true guardians of the sevens spirit. What Brazil is to football, Fiji is to sevens. Over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542778/18
  6. Serevi's heart still with Fiji

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Sevens in July. There were rumours the split was acrimonious, with Serevi being unhappy with the Fiji Rugby Union. Yesterday, the maestro (pictured) refused to comment on the reasons behind his ... of winning the tournament,' said Serevi, who turns 40 in May. Last month, the Taiwan Rugby Union got in touch with Serevi and asked him to spearhead the country's World Cup campaign. He had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631423/serevis-heart-still-fiji
  7. Fiji suffer triple blow in bid for title

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'They will be sorely missed. But I'm confident their replacements can do the job' Fiji's bid to extend their domination at the IRB Sevens suffered a huge ... determined to do well,' said a defiant player-coach Waisale Serevi yesterday. All three players were part of Fiji's Commonwealth Games squad and their absence will rob the crowd favourites ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542520/fiji-suffer-triple-blow-bid-title
  8. Fijians insist HK weekend is part of their religion

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... This is the greatest rugby tournament in the world. You can't beat it. And there is no better player than Waisale Serevi. When Fiji had a good run at the Sevens in the early 1990s I recall when a national holiday was declared.' 'It still is a holiday, and they made it three days after the Rugby World Cup win in 2005,' chipped in Smith, who also pointed out Fiji were victorious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675000/fijians-insist-hk-weekend-part-their-religion
  9. Flying Fiji simply first class

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I have not seen Fiji play like this for a long time.' When Dere was appointed national sevens coach last November, he said structured rugby was not meant for the free-flowing Fijians and wanted to take the game back to the days when running, instinctual rugby was the norm. He wanted the old flamboyance to return. No wonder Tietjens was surprised. And now worried as Fiji cut New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996586/flying-fiji-simply-first-class
  10. Sport - Other Sport

    Sport Digest, November 9, 2012

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... with Fiji Hooker Tom Youngs will make his debut and winger Ugo Monye returns after more than two years out as part of an inexperienced England line-up for tomorrow's rugby union test against ... Michalak makes France team to meet Australia Mercurial Toulon playmaker Frederic Michalak's stop-start international rugby union career received a boost when he was named ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1078032/sport-digest-november-9-2012

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