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  1. South Africa face Fiji with revenge and redemption for last year in mind

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church A year on from the heartache of their narrow defeat to Fiji in last year's final, South Africa have been given an early chance for revenge. Paul Treu's team handed ... of the game, not having a Hong Kong title is a major blemish and Treu is hoping his side can overcome a lack of experience to triumph against the Fijians. 'For Fiji, this is one of their favourite ...

  2. 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, ...

  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. Win a silver rugby ball

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rugby ball valued at HK$150,000. As the official newspaper of the Sevens, we have this prestigious trophy up for grabs, along with tickets to give away in a competition starting today ... and then impress the judges with their creative/entertaining response to the final question to be in the running for the grand prize. Today's questions One Grand Prize: A solid silver rugby ball ...

  5. The 40,000-ticket question- it's anyone's guess because the union doesn't know

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this year,' says Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director Allan Payne. 'We are not sure why there is such a huge demand as this tournament is not a milestone or a World Cup event.' ... the clubs, mini-rugby, the Rugby Union Club etc,' Payne said. 'The Hong Kong public got 6,000, which is more than last year. From the remaining 16,000, half goes to patrons and sponsors, ...

  6. Hong Kong find it tough going in Wellington

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The huge build-up to the Marist Sevens took a toll on Hong Kong, who won one and lost two games in the preliminary round in Wellington yesterday. Hong Kong began well, defeating a Wellington NPC select 26-7, but then faded in their next two games, going down 22-5 to a Fiji select and 26-12 to a Samoan development squad. 'The big lead-up into this tournament ...

  7. Wong handed honour of leading new-look HK at World Games

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... that features superpowers South Africa, Fiji and Argentina. 'I really enjoyed my first season of international XVs rugby and it is a great honour to be named as national sevens captain,' said Wong (pictured). Hong Kong were invited after China pulled out from the eight-team tournament. With only two weeks to prepare, they face a huge task after being drawn against Fiji, Argentina ...

  8. Barbarians to invade the Tens as Aliens stay home

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... They have also played in another five Cup finals, making them the most consistent side in the 25 years of the Tens. Only the New Zealand Metro and the Mana Magicians from Fiji, with four wins each, ... Fitzpatrick will be the inaugural president of the Asia Pacific Barbarians. He said: 'This is an exciting new venture that will help to promote and develop rugby from grass roots to elite level ...

  9. China blasted for snubbing World Games in Taiwan

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Games in Taiwan. The decision has perplexed the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) as China will be sending more than 100 athletes to compete in other events in Kaohsiung. The International Rugby ... the invitation, resulting in Hong Kong now joining IRB Sevens World Series champions South Africa, Fiji, Argentina, Portugal, the United States, Japan and hosts Taiwan. 'It is really sad that China ...

  10. All the effort and no reward for gutsy Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... side were beaten 38-0 in their first match against tournament co-favourites Fiji with a performance that raised hopes for their meeting with Japan later in the day. But a couple of wrong ... to Fiji was expected, McIntosh was left ruing a handful of missed opportunities against Japan, in which former Hong Kong sevens player Nathan Ashley was instrumental. 'We should have won ...




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