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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens Day Three- live blog

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 10:42am by James Porteous

    ... @Scotlandteam (bowl) @WelshRugbyUnion (plate) @EnglandRugby v NZ (cup) #HongKong7s fab! pic.twitter.com/azRsQkDZjY — Caroline Wilson (@CWilsonHongKong) March 30, 2014   Minions by DeA #minion #dea ... on the circuit next year. Soon to be legendary blunder. #HK7s — Ray's Rugby (@raysrugby) March 30, 2014 So, the Cup semi-finals look like this:  Fiji v England (15:52) NZ v Aus (16:14) Australia 14 ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Kaka’s return boosts Tietjens as New Zealand aim to bounce back

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 10:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kaka has thrown his lot in with sevens ahead of the 2016 Olympics. He is one of an unprecedented eight sevens players who were awarded full-time contracts last year by the New Zealand Rugby Union. Top players are on contracts worth almost HK$800,000 a year. The aim of sevens supremo Tietjens is to have a squad of around 20 full-time players by the time the Rio Olympics roll around. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Fiji send warning to HK Sevens rivals with Tokyo triumph

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 09:41pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Ben Ryan’s team gear up for defence of their crown with a stunning victory over South Africa Fiji sound warning to HK rivals after Tokyo triumph Imperious Fiji sounded a clear warning they will not give up their Hong Kong Sevens crown without a fight after the magical islanders won the sixth leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Tokyo ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Push for final leg of Sevens World Series to be held in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:53pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Series if I had my way." The London Sevens in Twickenham is currently the last leg, but Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory says securing that place for Hong Kong ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Fiji and former England coach Ben Ryan lends voice to fight for city's showpiece to be made climax and the event that decides both relegation ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Tokyo Sevens

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:19am

    ... SCMP Staff Watch highlights from both days of the Tokyo Sevens, which wrapped up on Sunday with hosts Fiji beating defending champions South Africa in the dying seconds. The 33-26 Cup final victory was Fiji’s second of the HSBC Sevens World Series season, matching the two tournament wins of both South Africa and New Zealand. A fifth-straight final appearance moved ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Benji has the Blues and just wants to get out

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:14pm by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Benji has the Blues and just wants to get out High-profile rugby code-hopper Benji Marshall wants to quit rugby union for an immediate return to league after struggling for game time with the Auckland Blues Super 15 side, the team confirmed on Monday. The former rugby league star with Wests Tigers switched to union and the Blues in a blaze ...

  10. Fiji fear Olympic 'lockout'

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... teams have to qualify other than the host nation. This week's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens has long been the holy grail for Fiji rugby but it will soon have to share the limelight ... of the Home Unions face another problem at the Olympics - how best to field a united team under the banner of Great Britain. Fiji, who arrived on Monday night, began the season winning the Gold Coast ...




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