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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... to progress here,” said Watkins, 50. The Welshman believes the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (HKSRFUR) is keen to take on new ideas and there is a high level of interest. “My role ... on and keen to learn. I’m very excited,” Watkins said. The HKRFU has a pool of seven elite referees contracted on the equivalent of a semi-professional basis. Five are involved in the union’s academy ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Union chief hails sevens teams for spreading gospel

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Trevor Gregory leads praise while legend Serevi tells parents about game's life-changing impact Union chief hails teams for spreading the gospel A fulsome tribute was paid by Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chief Trevor Gregory to all the teams who were spending time inspiring local youngsters in the build-up to this weekend's action, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Shrinking crowds put pressure on Wallabies to perform

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:16am

    ... of a sense that there is a generational shift here, that younger generations have so many different entertainment options that they can access within a nanosecond,” Australian Rugby Union chief Bill ... out to watch them face France in June. The NSW Waratahs may have broken the attendance record for a Super Rugby final against the Crusaders on August 2 with 61,823, but there were only 6,000 ...

  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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