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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

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    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Quadruple the fun so far in wide-open series

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... among the ranks of the more-fancied sides like Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa and England. By winning the Wellington Sevens in early February, and then showing it was no fluke by reaching ... and it was really fantastic to see them break through at last,' says Coalter. The Samoans produced the shock of the year when they defeated hot favourites Fiji 17-14 in the Cup final in Wellington. ...

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    Canada won't take Hong Kong lightly at Sevens, says coach

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this season. "I thought Hong Kong were the unluckiest team in the [qualifying] competition last year. They played some of the best rugby and probably deserved to be one of the best three teams ... Canada and Spain - both qualifiers last year to core-team status - as games to win. The other team in Hong Kong's preliminary-round pool are defending champions Fiji. John said: "We ...

  10. The 40,000-ticket question- it's anyone's guess because the union doesn't know

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this year,' says Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director Allan Payne. 'We are not sure why there is such a huge demand as this tournament is not a milestone or a World Cup event.' ... the clubs, mini-rugby, the Rugby Union Club etc,' Payne said. 'The Hong Kong public got 6,000, which is more than last year. From the remaining 16,000, half goes to patrons and sponsors, ...




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