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  1. Waisale Serevi warns that Fiji will use Children's Sunday as extra motivation

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 12:07am by John Carney

    ... titles at the Hong Kong Sevens from 1990 to 1992, and it was here that Fiji also won two Rugby World Cup Sevens in 1997 and 2005 with their talisman at the helm. He is widely acknowledged ... John Carney Legendary player believes team, fresh from Tokyo triumph, will use day as 'extra motivation' on pitch Fired up Fiji ready to win on Children's Sunday, says ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Springboks coach praises young bloods after downing Argentina

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:45pm by Reuters

    ... with Golden Lions captain Warren Whiteley called up as replacement, the South Africa Rugby Union said. Flanker Alberts pulled a hamstring in the captain’s run on Friday and failed a fitness test ... Rugby Championship match on Saturday. “We had a 20-year-old [Handre Pollard] running play at flyhalf and a 21-year-old [Lood de Jager] calling the lineouts and they did very well,” said ...

  3. All the way from the UK for a lost weekend, and damn the hangover

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu, John Carney

    ... green area in the middle of Hong Kong Stadium, men dressed as rugby players ran around, throwing a ball about and tackling each other. A couple of them appeared to be on the brink of fisticuffs. It was so realistic it put Chewbacca's fracas with Super Mario to shame... Sorry, the rugby players were actually supposed to be doing all that stuff, but the lines get blurred ...

  4. Former HK man targets hosts

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... out today against Fiji in their opening Pool C encounter. The last time Ashley appeared at the Hong Kong Stadium, it was in the colours of Hong Kong- at the 1998 Hong Kong Sevens. 'It ... as we are in a very tough pool with seeds Fiji and Australia the favourites.' Having already appeared for Hong Kong in an international tournament, Ashley had to get special permission from ...

  5. Quicksilver Stirling has big ambitions

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... side's first try that put them on course for a stunning 14-12 victory in the preliminary round. Richmond is back again. And Canada are once again drawn with Fiji. Will lightning strike twice? ... any team,' said the quicksilver Richmond. 'We have beaten Fiji before and we have also beaten Australia a few times. 'But we cannot take any team lightly, even the other sides ...

  6. Win a silver rugby ball

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rugby ball valued at HK$150,000. As the official newspaper of the Sevens, we have this prestigious trophy up for grabs, along with tickets to give away in a competition starting today ... and then impress the judges with their creative/entertaining response to the final question to be in the running for the grand prize. Today's questions One Grand Prize: A solid silver rugby ball ...

  7. Now for the sequel

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... tribute is graciously accepted by the Argentinians. In a country where soccer rules, every little morsel of rugby triumph is richly savoured like a medium-rare steak of its famous beef. And to put ... the sudden-death try in over-time against Samoa in LA. If they might lack a bit in speed, Argentina make up for it with their ball-handling skills. Ask Fiji, who were mesmerised by the deft handling ...

  8. IRB under pressure to save World Cup Sevens

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Cup to continue taking place. 'If there is clearly a groundswell we would support it,' said Trevor Gregory, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman. 'While we will go all out ... Alvin Sallay The 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow may not be the last edition, with the International Rugby Board considering the prospect of carrying on with the quadrennial ...

  9. Who is your favourite player and why?

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Fiji. He's a great player, fast and sexy. We love him. I've loved him for 20 years already! This is my 20th rugby Sevens. Floyd Jele, 27, South African living in Hong Kong Gareth ... but he knows how to create situations for those around him. He is a mastermind of the game. In fact, although I am from England, I would like to see Fiji win because they had a fantastic sevens ...

  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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