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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Rugby fever takes hold in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for Protection of Children along with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and banking giant HSBC. Young Post was invited to the last session of the six-week course at King's Park Sports ... the games with ball-passing and grabbing. I will definitely sign up for the course again next time.' Antje Cosgrove, a former member of the Hong Kong national women's rugby team, was one ...

  2. Credit Suisse closes its account with Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The worst-kept secret in town was confirmed last night when Credit Suisse announced this is its last year as Hong Kong Sevens title sponsor. Just minutes before Hong Kong were drawn with South Africa, Wales and Spain in pool E at next month's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, Dumith Fernando, chief operating officer for Credit Suisse (Asia-Pacific), ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Mini-rugby is having a field day

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Luisa Tam To say mini-rugby is flourishing in Hong Kong would be a total understatement. Every Sunday morning, from September to April, more than 4,000 children- boys and girls under ... are local Chinese, and more and more children are donning jerseys and taking to the playing field every year, observers say. The Hong Kong East Rugby Football Club is one of the smaller teams ...

  4. Hong Kong face hard slog in Kazakhstan

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... honour representing your country and having learned my rugby here in Hong Kong, first at Stanley Fort minis, and then at Kowloon, which is the club where my father played as well,' McColl ... Alvin Sallay A gruelling 13-hour journey to Almaty was just the beginning of the hard slog that awaits Hong Kong in their opening encounter in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five ...

  5. Hong Kong look on bright side despite quarter-final defeat

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong bowed out in the Cup quarter-finals at the Noosa International Sevens, losing 33-12 to the Aussie Thunderbolts. Then, in an exhibition game against pre-tournament ... the last few minutes. But this trip is all about playing against top-class opposition as we build up to the Hong Kong Sevens and hopefully the Japan Sevens,' coach Dai Rees said. The 14-strong ...

  6. Rugby pioneer's surprise at award

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com When Ruth Mitchell came to Hong Kong 36 years ago, little did she know the immense role she would play in women's rugby union in the city. Born ... in Hong Kong and Asian rugby union circles, but the award came as a total surprise to her. She thought she was attending the IRB Awards Dinner in Auckland the night after the World Cup final only ...

  7. Long-suffering rugby fans hail new TV channel

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Hong Kong's rugby union fans are finally to see their favourite sport on a dedicated TV channel, but they'll have to pay for the privilege. Last year the Australia ... and next season's Aviva Premiership. There will also be mid-year and end-of-year tests involving top rugby union nations. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union expressed delight. 'It's ...

  8. Rugby bid 'hinges on faster work on arena'

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Any delays in building the Kai Tak sports hub would scupper plans for Hong Kong to host a pool of the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosted by Japan, according to a top sports official. 'If the new stadium at Kai Tak comes on board only in 2019, it might potentially rule us out of hosting a few matches,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. His ...

  9. HK rugby team chase sun to lift ranking

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com In a bid to boost their world ranking, Hong Kong will shun snowbound Europe and go to Dubai next month to take part in a new tournament that will also feature Brazil, Kenya and hosts the United Arab Emirates. The tournament, the brainchild of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and its counterpart in the UAE, will become an annual event ...

  10. Rugby takes root in villages for Sri Lankan orphans

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in to get a first taste of rugby from the coaching panel led by former Scotland coach Frank Hadden, who this week is in Hong Kong. 'This is the first time I have touched a rugby ball. ... winger who has played at the Hong Kong Sevens. 'The talent of these kids is amazing. They are all holding a rugby ball for the first time, and it seems natural to them. I take my son down ...




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