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  1. 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 ...

  2. Rugby bosses hail Sevens' new format

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Rugby bosses hailed the Hong Kong Sevens' new format as a resounding success last night - and leading the chorus were its instigators, the International Rugby Board, and the guinea pig, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. For the first time in its 37-year history the famous sevens tournament was split in two - with a 12-team world series for the elite teams ...

  3. League of nations .... in press box

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... teacher and rugby referee who emigrated to Fiji in 1961, turns 74 in September, and says he is considering stepping down from the microphone after the 2011 World Cup. New Zealand's sizeable ... to turn away 35 reporters and photographers because of limits on numbers. Graham Eden, from Fiji Broadcasting, is providing commentaries on more than 25 matches to satisfy an almost insatiable ...

  4. Mexico to make debut at Sevens

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the March 25-27 tournament. With the International Rugby Board keen to fast-track Mexico- the country will be hosting the Pan-American Games in October with rugby sevens being a medal sport ... gives them an opportunity to compete at an international level in preparation for the upcoming rugby sevens competition at the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara later this year,' IRB Sevens ...

  5. Sorcerer's apprentice steps into the spotlight

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and it was an auspicious first appearance as he helped Fiji land the World Cup, beating New Zealand 29-19 in the final. 'It feels great to be able to play for Fiji and I always wanted to play in Hong ... of the Fijian team. Fiji will need Ryder to be at his best as they look at extending their 12-point lead over closest rivals England in the IRB Sevens series. They will be missing two key players ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Player drain is threat to Aussie competitiveness

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... to take a flexible approach to an international labour market situation Greg Harris, Rugby Union Players’ Association Though starting in all three of the tests against Les Bleus, Cummins' ... of the domestic Rugby Union Players' Association. "Players are no different to anyone else in their own workplace with respect to money and other factors." Apart from Cummins, who cited ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Fiji’s Osea Kolinisau

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 05:59pm

    ... SCMP Staff Fiji captain Osea Kolinisau discusses the hat-trick of tries he scored to help Fiji win the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens Cup final against Wales after he had come on as a replacement. The 2014 tournament takes place this weekend, March 28-30, at Hong Kong Stadium. ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    What’s to become of the real game of rugby?

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 06:17pm by Kevin McBarron

    ... international, and here is where it grew strong, and now it’s getting stronger. Yes, I know, you’re tired of hearing about the Olympics and Rio and Sevens and what it will do for rugby; me too, tired ... to "Sevens as an Olympic sport" euphoria. But what’s to become of the real game of rugby? Fifteens is real rugby, not some poor relation and I worry the International Rugby Board is not thinking ...




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