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  1. After shaky start, Fijians hit top gear to flatten Taiwan

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Perennial crowd favourites Fiji kicked off their campaign by blasting past Taiwan 33-0 in their opening match in pool E- but only after enduring a frustrating opening spell. ... have learned a thing or two from the legendary Waisale Serevi who coached the side in this tournament last year as they pushed themselves forward into Fiji's half. But Fiji, who ...

  2. Out of Africa with grand ambitions

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... with an average age of just 21, the Tunisians are quietly confident they will show their worth despite being drawn in a tough pool. Encouraged by their qualifying win in Tunis, the Tunisia Rugby Union ... This group that we have is very young,' said Sahraoui. 'The president of the Tunisia Rugby Union decided that we should give our young players the chance to train and gain experience while ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Henry Speight a ‘lethal weapon’ for Australia

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:56pm by AFP

    ... offensive weapon to their armoury on Wednesday when Fijian winger Henry Speight was named in their squad for the Rugby Championship. Fresh from his tackle-busting against the Waikato Chiefs last ... in Canberra last Saturday are one of the main reasons why the Brumbies will take on the New South Wales Waratahs in a Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday. All but 10 of the players named in Ewen ...

  4. Fiji pull-out offers PNG women their chance

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... expected to reach the Cup semi-finals,' said Robbie McRobbie, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's community manager. 'While most of the costs for the overseas teams are met once ... Alvin Sallay Cash-strapped Fiji have pulled out of the Cable and Wireless Hong Kong Women's Sevens after failing to raise funds to pay for the air fare from Suva for the March 27-28 ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Green light for Asian team in Super Rugby

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:50pm by AP

    ... Super Rugby competition in 2016 with governing body Sanzar confirming on Wednesday that one of those nations will be home to the 18th team. Sanzar had already committed to expanding ... the focus of considerable investment by the International Rugby Board in recent years and is a strategically sound location for the evolution of Super Rugby,” said Sanzar chief executive Greg ...

  6. Today's questions

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fiji and New Zealand won nine Cup titles in the 90's. Who broke that stranglehold? A)Australia B)Samoa C)South Africa When did Jonah Lomu first play at the Hong Kong Sevens? A)1994 B)1995 C)1996. ...

  7. Fiji hero Serevi fights in vain for sevens' inclusion in Olympics

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... praying very hard for rugby's success. It will be a huge boost for rugby, and especially smaller countries like Fiji to have a chance of winning an Olympic medal,' said Serevi before the voting took place. If sevens was born in Scotland, then Fiji are the guardian spirits of the game. When the South Pacific islanders won the Rugby World Cup Sevens in March in Hong Kong, defeating ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Loud and proud, outgoing chairman Gregory lets his actions do the talking

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 12:48am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union – walks into a room, you can expect a blast of sound. But even he was left gasping or words that memorable day in 2009 at Hong Kong Stadium when the Hong Kong ... resurgence across Asia and is now president of the Asian Rugby Football Union. "When I took over as chairman of the HKRFU, we only had one tournament [the Asian Championship] every couple ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Captain Nick Hewson says 15s switch helps sevens cause

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:26pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to play in a Rugby World Cup [2015 in England] and it's a big year for sevens," Hewson said. Hong Kong will take on Uruguay in the first stage of the repêchage in Montevideo ... England, Wales and Fiji. "The focus right now is just on winning the Uruguay game and after this it will turn back to sevens and the Asian Series. We are back in camp with the rest of the XVs ...




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