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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong match against Barbarians pivotal to British and Irish Lions' tour

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the Hong Kong Stadium. The game, organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and the Lions' principal sponsors HSBC, will serve as Gatland's first look at the players under match ... HK pivotal to Lions' preparation Hong Kong will play a big role in Warren Gatland's master plan to end a 16-year drought for the British and Irish Lions when they tour Australia ...

  3. School tour kicks off Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... at this week's event. It is the first time HSBC's Chinese logo has appeared on a jersey. The Chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, Trevor Gregory, said the team loved the design because ... To many Hongkongers, rugby remains a sport mainly for expats. But thanks to the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and initiatives to promote the sport, rugby is finally making ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    And to cap it all – Hong Kong honours its colonial era heroes

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Andy Fields has four England caps at various age-group levels, but the one cap he will treasure the most was handed to him by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union in London this month. The former ... of police who retired from the force just before the handover. "This cap is very special and it is wonderful the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is recognising the contributions made ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong U20s ready to mix it up with world’s best

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 08:49pm

    ... Staff Reporter When Hong Kong’s U20s take on some of the future stars of the game next month in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy, they will be able to draw inspiration from one ... rugby here in Hong Kong or played at underage national level. It means they’re getting exposure to adult rugby, which only helps their development.” “It’s an amazing [tournament] and it’ll ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rugby sees nine newcomers before Dubai Cup of Nations

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... will come under extra scrutiny as the selectors look at blooding a new halves combination. "We need the new guys to put their hands up," said Dai Rees, the Hong Kong Rugby Football ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Seven backs and two forwards come in for Dubai tournament with 2015 World Cup in mind Nine new faces as Hong Kong try to find new talent Defending ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Off-site venue to get rugby fans in the zone

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Alvin Sallay

    ... people will be able to follow the action at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens next month at the first Hong Kong FanZone in Central. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will set up the first ... sports and cultural event from March 25 to 30 will be fully underwritten by the union but will be organised with the help of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. "Everyone knows that the stadium ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Nine-try Hong Kong crush Singapore to capture Asia’s runners-up spot

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:28pm

    ... crown with a 49-17 victory over Japan, but it was the tournament hosts who raised the loudest cheer at Aberdeen Sports Ground on Saturday. Fourth seeds Hong Kong had started the four-nation ... in the future Hong Kong captain Christy Cheng Ka-chi In the end a narrow opening loss to Kazakhstan (13-10) prevented Hong Kong from finishing as the top women’s fifteens side in Asia, despite them ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Lai’s late show hands Hong Kong crucial A4N victory over Japan

    Posted May 21st 2014, 10:55pm

    ... Staff Reporter A last-gasp penalty from fly-half Lai Pou-fan helped Hong Kong pull off a thrilling 15-14 victory over Japan in the Asian Women’s Rugby Championship at Aberdeen Sports ... Hong Kong coach Chris Garvey “I thought we played better in our first game against Kazakhstan than we did today,” said Hong Kong coach Chris Garvey. “But for long periods we stuck to our game ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rugby needs ‘depth’ to strengthen squad

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:09pm by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott All Blacks legend Christian Cullen says a feeder system has to be promoted Hong Kong need 'depth' to strengthen their squad Christian Cullen has been among those taking great interest in how the advent of full professionalism has started to alter the landscape of sevens rugby in Hong Kong. The All Black great knows first-hand the benefits a full-time ...




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