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  1. We want to win it for Christchurch

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that already. For them, the motivation at their home-away-from-home is more simple- money. For the first time, the Fiji Rugby Union has agreed to give 50 per cent of any prize money won to the players ... for the boys,' Fiji coach Iliesa Tanivula said. 'But the bigger picture is still about winning points in the series.' In Fiji, sevens is supreme. The sevens players are contracted to the union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741955/we-want-win-it-christchurch
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493306/out-africa-grand-ambitions
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629388/fiji-pull-out-offers-png-women-their-chance
  4. Fijians set for heroes' welcome

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... celebrating even before the final whistle had been blown. 'Fiji were deserving champions. It was a great result and a very popular one too,' said Allan Payne, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ... Alvin Sallay 'The road from Nadi to Suva, a four-hour drive, will be lined all the way' Waisale Serevi and Fiji return home today to a tumultuous welcome with the country's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493867/fijians-set-heroes-welcome
  5. Rocky road

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... A cousin of the legendary Serevi, new skipper Saimoni Rokini finds himself in charge of an unfamiliar squad. Paul Moon reports IF IN A WHIMSICAL mood, Fiji Rugby Union chairman Pio Bosco ... initiated into the global sevens arena in 2000 following a stint trying rugby league in Australia. A reliable winger, he has never let Fiji down. On the other hand, there are few signs of him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449808/rocky-road
  6. Rocky road

    Posted Mar 25th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... PAUL MOON If in a whimsical mood, Fiji Rugby Union chairman Pio Bosco Tikoisuva might have started the announcement of his squad for Hong Kong by asking: 'Which do you want first, ... a significant contribution to Fiji's success the next year too, before joining Serevi at Stade Montois in France and focusing upon the 15-a-side code. Rokini gathered 11 Test caps and was an unused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449545/rocky-road
  7. HK pull out of Fiji international sevens

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The growing demand on the time of players has forced the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to pull the national squad out of a groundbreaking trip to the heartland of rugby sevens- Fiji- this week. The East Asian Games silver medallists were due to take part in the Suva International Sevens, but withdrew after organisers could not meet Hong Kong's request ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703969/hk-pull-out-fiji-international-sevens
  8. SO VERY SEREVI

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... as Fiji's Sevens coach elated his army of fans throughout the world, officials at the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) are considerably less gleeful. The 40-year-old's reappointment came through pressure ... dignitaries who, for many years, bemoaned Fiji's focus on sevens and, allegedly, its detrimental affect on the traditional game locally, the union now puts much of its resources at Tabua's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655875/so-very-serevi
  9. Four Sevens add up to jubilation for England

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Streakers invaded the pitch and fireworks burst from the Hong Kong Stadium last night after England won a record fourth consecutive Hong Kong Sevens. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) was also celebrating after one of the closest finals in the history of the tournament as England beat Fiji 26-24 with a try in the last second. It was a fitting climax to 30 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543273/four-sevens-add-jubilation-england
  10. China stay in race for HK showpiece

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and the time factor made it sensible for us to join the Asian rugby union. When we went to Suva [Fiji] we had to travel 32 hours while Japan or Hong Kong is just three or four hours away. We made a bid ... have achieved our minimum target which was to enter the Cup quarter-finals. Now we are looking ahead to winning our next game and stay in contention for one of the three berths to the Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470095/china-stay-race-hk-showpiece

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