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  1. Rugby World Cup

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B, Fiji v United States, in Brisbane, 3pm; Pool D, Italy v Tonga, in Canberra, 5.30pm; Pool C, Samoa v Uruguay, in Perth, 8pm; Friday - Pool D, New Zealand v Canada, in Melbourne, 5.30pm. ... by one player: 227 - Gavin Hastings (Scotland) Most World Cup tries scored by one player: 15 - Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) Most World Cup conversions scored by one player: 39 - Gavin Hastings ...

  2. Ones to watch

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Leigh Powell

    ... and are the best chance yet for the northern Hemisphere to break its World Cup duck. New Zealand IRB ranking 2 Carlos Spencer deals in pure rugby. His adaptability and vision light the touch paper for the blazing All Blacks rearguard. And what he starts Joe Rokocoko finishes. The winger's accession to Jonah Lomu's pedestal has been as effortless as his divine running style. New Zealand ...

  3. Youth celebrate New Year with rugby fest

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... and family are expected to attend the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's annual New Year's Day youth tournament at the Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley. The event, sponsored this year ... around the world, including some from Britain, Australia and New Zealand. 'Mums, dads, brothers, sisters, friends, and even grandparents come to support, and apart from the rugby, a few pies ...

  4. Hat-trick puts HK into quarters

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that maintained a perfect winning record included defending champions Portugal and rugby powerhouse the New Zealand Centurions. But the biggest cheer from a partying crowd at Kandy's Bogambara ... The Hong Kong players were beaming with confidence last night after they won all three of their pool matches in the Singer Sri Lankan Airlines Rugby Sevens. The impressive opening day ...

  5. Sports diary

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... championships, Queenstown, New Zealand. Rugby union: European Cup. ... MONDAY Cricket: Pakistan v New Zealand, second one-day international Lahore. Soccer: World Youth Championship. TUESDAY Cricket: Sri Lanka v England, First Test. Soccer: Champions League ...

  6. All eyes will be on King's Park as Hong Kong breaks new ground

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong will break new ground today when international rugby is played for the first time on an artificial pitch. With special permission from the International Rugby Board (IRB), a local Select XV will play Taiwan this evening at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's (HKRFU) new headquarters at King's Park. Boasting a state-of-the-art artificial pitch - costing $4 ...

  7. New step on ladder to top-flight rugby

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... A new under-18 colts rugby programme means young players, who previously had to jump from the under-16 to under-19 level, have a more manageable step on their development ladder. The new ... sessions will be held every Monday from 6pm to 7.30pm. The CRA is responsible for the development of junior and teenage club players, and comes under the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. ...

  8. Replay: The Week in Review

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... schedule and the poor security on and off the court. But now that I am back in Beijing and have had some time to rest, I feel back to normal,' he reassures his legion of fans. Rugby union ... laugh. Rugby union: It's official. England are the number one team in the world, according to the first rankings produced by the International Rugby Board. But defending world champions ...

  9. New Scotland coach banking on youth for Six Nations

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alan Lorimer in Edinburgh Scotland's new coach Matt Williams has put an accent on youth in naming a 34-strong training squad ahead of the Six Nations starting in February. Williams has brought in Edinburgh flyhalf Alistair Warnock, in his first year as a professional, and Borders fullback Gareth Morton, a successful convert from rugby league. Also included are Borders ...

  10. What the experts say

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Star Sports rugby commentator: ?Australia, New Zealand, France and England will make the semis. I think it will be an Australia and England final and that Australia will win. There?s a reason ... for the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, ?Bill? has been won by Australia in 1991 and 1999, New Zealand in 1987 and South Africa in 1995 WETTING THE WHISTLE Armchair fans are seldom content to stay ...




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