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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Former Hong Kong skipper Pieter Schats elected chairman of the HKRFU

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:03pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Schats in the hot seat as HKRFU chairman Former captain Pieter Schats took over as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union last night, saying he has "some large boots to fill". Schats replaced Trevor Gregory who stepped down after eight years to concentrate on his new role as the president of the Asian Rugby Football Union. "It is a great ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. England draw makes it tough for HK

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... seeds New Zealand and Scotland. But there was no such luck with Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) president Brian Stevenson pulling 'Hong Kong' out of the giant ball- ... Alvin Sallay Smiles for Fiji as they land Kenya, Russia and Madagascar There was a feeling of deja vu in the air last night as the SAR was drawn for the third year running with Canada ...

  9. White magic

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

    ... the first Northern Hemisphere team to win three tournaments in a row in Hong Kong. Fiji, inspired by little magician Waisale Serevi, have done it twice and a Jonah Lomu-powered New Zealand once. Can ... are running high and sparks will fly when the showdown looms between the big guns- England, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Fiji and Samoa. England coach Joe Lydon would dearly love to have Paul ...

  10. Depleted HK face tough Darwin test

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... by the Fiji Rugby Union in this World Cup year, only after they made it clear that his role would only be off the field. He will be glad to get the chance to get back into action with the Drifters ... the entire 16-strong squad will go to Wellington,' said Ivan Torpey, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. 'We will be naming the 12 players for the World Cup in Dubai ...




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