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  1. Sevens to mourn victims of Japan, NZ earthquakes

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... planning to do something for the Christchurch tragedy, but now with the Japan disaster, we will have to plan how we can include that too,' Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor ... champions Japan would play at the March 25-27 tournament at Hong Kong Stadium, the fifth leg of the IRB Sevens World Series. 'I spoke to Koji Tokumasu [Japan Rugby Football Union chief ...

  2. Beware a united pack of roaming Cheetahs

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Union, was formerly the manager of the sevens team and he understands what we need,' said Middleton. 'Zimbabwean rugby is by no means professional, although we try ... was once the bread basket of Africa, but is now poverty ridden. Among those fleeing have been talented rugby players. 'Unfortunately, our best players are lost to South Africa. A lot leave ...

  3. Former HK coach 'receives death threat'

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the executive director of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union, revealed that Simpkin had made a verbal complaint against long-time Sri Lankan fullback Nalaka Weerakkody. Weerakkody plays for champion ... coach two years ago. 'I came here to retire and I had no intention of doing anything with rugby. But they [Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union] asked me and I decided to give it a go. ...

  4. Hong Kong pull out of Pakistan contest

    Posted Dec 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Rugby Football Union's board of directors decided against sending the team to the region for the first-ever tournament to be hosted by the Pakistan Rugby Union. Meanwhile, the HKRFU ... fourth consecutive title, but standing in their way will be the elite of the Sevens world, including six-time IRB Sevens Series champions New Zealand, and Rugby World Cup Sevens champions Fiji ...


    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... World Cup Sevens is played here. The Asian Rugby Football Union decided this year the men's and women's Asian qualifiers- both 12-team events- would be played on October 4-5. Two ... guaranteed their place in Dubai. They are the eight quarter-finalists from 2005- winners Fiji, New Zealand, England, Australia, France, Scotland, Argentina and South Africa, the host union ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport

    Washout for big names in HSBC Sevens World Series

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... is contracted for two years to the Kenya Rugby Union. His successor with England, Ryan, would have wished he could have said the same. It was left to New Zealand and Samoa to carry the flag for the big ... to masquerade as a rugby team. The deejay's Delilah sounded the perfect chorus line for England's sorry fans- "Why, Why, Why"- as the crowd favourites bowed out of Cup contention ...

  7. HK keen to bring women into fold

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union is more than willing to do. 'We have put forward to the IRB our expression of interest in hosting the 2009 World Cup Sevens for men and women,' said Pieter Schats, ... has now belatedly realised the importance of also holding a World Cup for women. For it was the lack of a recognised tournament for women that probably was the downfall of rugby union ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKRFU boss says union has bid for showpiece event in case IRB doesn’t include Hong Kong as part of World Series World Cup 'an insurance policy' Hong Kong has bid to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in a move described as an "insurance policy" by leading official Trevor Gregory. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had ...

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    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 ...

  10. China blasted for snubbing World Games in Taiwan

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Games in Taiwan. The decision has perplexed the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) as China will be sending more than 100 athletes to compete in other events in Kaohsiung. The International Rugby ... the invitation, resulting in Hong Kong now joining IRB Sevens World Series champions South Africa, Fiji, Argentina, Portugal, the United States, Japan and hosts Taiwan. 'It is really sad that China ...




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