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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKRFU boss says union has bid for showpiece event in case IRB doesn’t include Hong Kong as part of World Series World Cup 'an insurance policy' Hong Kong has bid to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in a move described as an "insurance policy" by leading official Trevor Gregory. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Fiji mount stunning comeback against Wales to win 14th Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 09:20pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Cup titles in 1997 and 2005) and it earned them a winners' purse of US$100,000. The team will receive US$75,000 with the rest going to the Fiji Rugby Union. Fiji defeated New Zealand ... couldn't get better than that," said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. Fiji were not the only team celebrating yesterday. Russia, Georgia, Tonga and Zimbabwe also kept ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Serevi's warriors show little mercy

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... Nazvi Careem Fiji captain pronounces himself satisfied with his team's performances and promises more fireworks today Fiji and Australia let loose against hapless pool A opponents yesterday but Canada's hopes suffered a setback with a stunning loss to Japan. Waisale Serevi and his heir apparent, William Ryder, led Fiji to comfortable victories over Japan (47-0), Portugal ...

  5. Rising Russia seek support

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Mullen

    ... the game to the next level. Rugby Union of Russia president Vyacheslav Kopiev is the sole driving force in the country, who are ranked 18th overall. 'For us, the Sevens World Cup ... Andrew Mullen With much talk in the rugby world focused on the inclusion of sevens in the 2016 Olympics, Russia coach Pavel Baranovskiy has called for more government and International ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    England stun Fiji to set up title decider against New Zealand

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:17pm

    ... John Carney England pulled off the shock of the tournament by beating the defending Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens champions Fiji, 17-7, in the Cup semi-finals. The English will now ... through. It was a bitter pill for Fiji coach Ben Ryan to take. The Englishman had been in charge of the England sevens squad for more than six years, but took over as Fiji boss last September. “I ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Ben Ryan hopes Fiji will smile again after USA give them a ‘fright’

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 01:33pm

    ... John Carney Fiji were made to work hard for the first time at the 2014 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens when they scrambled to a 17-5 win over the USA in their Cup quarter-final. ... to have touched down under the posts but the try was disallowed for a knock-on by the video referee. It looked a harsh decision and Fiji capitalised on the let-off by racing up the field to score ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Reigning champions Fiji ready to do their talking on the pitch

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:25pm by John Carney

    ... John Carney Reigning champions Fiji are modest to a fault- but opponents shouldn't mistake shyness for weakness Quiet men ready to do their talking on the pitch Modesty ... as Fiji went on to retain their title 26-19 over Wales in the Cup final. This season he is the World Sevens Series' leading try-scorer with 33 heading into Hong Kong, and to top it all ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Fiji formidable with a touch of English

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 12:16am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Fiji formidable with touch of English Did Hong Kong glimpse for the first time the perfect marriage in sevens- Fijian flair and English defence- as the magical islanders blew away Wales 42-7 in their opening act on Friday night? Ben Ryan, Fiji's transplanted English coach, smiles and says that is what he is trying to instil in the team he ...

  10. 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 ...




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