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  1. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Lack of TV coverage hinders Asia’s hopes of joining Super Rugby family

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:34pm by Reuters

    ... coverage is essential if Super Rugby wants to build its profile in Asia sufficiently for the continent to host a team over the next five to 10 years, the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union has ... right now probably can’t name one of them Trevor Gregory Gregory, who also serves as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, believes that 2021 might be a better target date for an Asian ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Asian Super Rugby franchise ‘a bridge too far’

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... to host a Super Rugby franchise- and it certainly wouldn't be Hong Kong- the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union said, adding that no union or sponsor was in a position to underwrite the US$100 million five-year cost of hosting the southern hemisphere competition's 18th team. Arfu president Trevor Gregory, who also chairs the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, ruled out Hong ...

  3. Wrong decisions can turn out right

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... missed,' said Australian Rugby Union director Gary Flowers, who had voted for Japan. 'That was very much in our thinking in terms that the World Cup is the jewel in the crown of rugby ... collapsed. Even tyrants know the future is a crapshoot at best. Six years ago the International Rugby Board (IRB) met in Dublin to award the rights to host the 2011 World Cup. Japan, South Africa ...

  4. Tearful Friday rues end of the dream

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and the result says Fiji has won. Today things didn't go our way. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.' On Saturday, England scraped into the cup competition thanks to a controversial ... to be on the receiving end. Trailing Fiji 19-7, with just three minutes remaining, England came back strongly. First Anthony Roques touched down to make it 19-14 and then Amor quickly took a tap penalty ...

  5. Sacking of coach 'will unsettle Fiji'

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... never coached sevens,' Tietjens said yesterday. Tabulutu, who was appointed by the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) to help the former sevens giants regain their glory days- Fiji last won a title ... when Fiji failed to reach the Cup finals. 'The Fiji Rugby Union staged a coup. Pauliasi did not resign. He never resigned. It was all politics and they took him out. Everybody ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Police, HKRFU grow ‘Don’t Drop the Ball’ initiative

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:32pm

    ... Office of the Hong Kong Police and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, with support from Standard Chartered Bank. “The Don’t Drop the Ball programme is one of the union’s flagship community ... from the Police Rugby Club have been busy this year introducing touch rugby into new schools, while stressing the life skills that contribute to make a successful athlete – commitment, ...

  7. Fighting-fit HK bank on lively Lee

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... sessions have been intense as they have tried to simulate game conditions. Hong Kong are pooled with Fiji, Canada and Portugal in the preliminary round. 'Training has been far more intense ...

  8. Determined Damudamu finally arrives at dream destination

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... seasons, but will be making his Hong Kong debut at the weekend after missing out on the last two occasions through injury. 'I grew up in Fiji and as a kid I remember watching the Hong Kong ...

  9. Scots back where they belong

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Fiji. A 53-21 hammering of Sri Lanka paved the way, and they were then able to lose 26-0 to Fiji in their final group match and still qualify for the last eight. They did the hard work on Friday night by beating Portugal 31-7, which gave them the leeway to lose against Fiji and still qualify. In what was a depressing week for Scottish rugby after the announcement that Border Reivers ...

  10. Fiji send out SOS to foreign legion

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the releases of some players,' Pivac said. He can only look on in envy at the riches made available to Kiwi counterpart Gordon Tietjens who has been given permission by the New Zealand Rugby Union ... Sevens coach three times and has also been an assistant coach of the Wallabies, takes over from Bill Millard, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced yesterday. Ella played for the Australian ...




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