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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Rain damage forces cancellation of Sunday’s mini rugby

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 11:48pm

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has announced that because of Saturday’s heavy downpours and the resulting damage to the Hong Kong Stadium pitch, it has been forced to cancel all mini rugby games that were scheduled to be played before the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday morning. Saturday’s inclement weather had already resulted ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Credit Suisse closes its account with Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... teams are joint top in the standings on 80 points, with Fiji and Samoa- the defending Hong Kong Sevens champions- tied in third place on 64. With this event offering the most points due ... Zealand, France, Portugal, South Korea. Pool B: England, USA, Japan, China. Pool C: Samoa, Scotland, Tonga, Mexico. Pool D: Fiji, Kenya, Russia, Malaysia. Pool E: South Africa, Wales, Hong Kong, ...

  4. Sizzling Samoa out for Series hat-trick

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... be superb,' says Lalomilo. Samoa have never reached such rarified heights, normally occupied by eight times champions New Zealand, Fiji (once) and South Africa, the defending champions. 'The ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Angry Israel Folau ‘could go back to league’

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:41pm by Reuters

    ... to league' The fallout over the Australian Rugby Union's decision to withdraw Israel Folau from a Super Rugby match at the weekend continued on Monday with some suggesting the Wallabies fullback ... Williams back to the 13-man code last year. "The only person connected to the Australian Rugby Union with reputation intact is the player himself," Growden wrote on www.espnscrum.com ...

  6. Rugby World Cup

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Rugby World Cup runs until November 22. The opening matches were played over the weekend. Teams from 20 nations are split into four groups of five. The top two teams in each group ... B, Fiji v United States, in Brisbane, 3pm; Pool D, Italy v Tonga, in Canberra, 5.30pm; Pool C, Samoa v Uruguay, in Perth, 8pm; Friday - Pool D, New Zealand v Canada, in Melbourne, 5.30pm. ...

  7. World Cup-bound Japan will respect Five Nations

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the renowned All Black winger John Kirwan, at the end of this month before it is pruned to 30 for the A5N. 'We will play four tests in the A5N; then three against Samoa, Fiji and Tonga ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    ARU pulls Israel Folau from Super 15 match against Waratahs’ wishes

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:10pm

    ... Reuters in Melbourne The Australian Rugby Union has taken the extraordinary step of pulling Israel Folau from the New South Wales Waratahs’ match against Western Force on Saturday, ... Folau was made by the ARU’s chief medical officer Warren McDonald, the union said in a statement posted on the Waratahs’ website on Saturday. “Advice from our medical specialists ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    TVB Pearl blinks and misses climax to Rugby Sevens

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... and Wallabies in 2010. However, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union lost millions of dollars staging that match owing to poor ticket sales, with 26,210 fans turning up. But if last night is anything ... that Hong Kong can finally live up to the slogan that it is "Asia World's City", something seems to happen to pull the rug out from under its feet. The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    IRB must quickly tackle Olympic eligibility rule

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 12:17am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the same time we have a number of players without SAR passports. When the IRB announced the qualifying process last month, the first reaction from the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union was the best ... berths. "Our best route obviously would be to win the Asian Sevens Series next year," was the take at the time from Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of technical ...




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