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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Mitchell still mad about New Zealand

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... But unhappy with the disappointing results in the 2003 World Cup- Australia beat the All Blacks in the semi-finals- the New Zealand Rugby Union replaced Mitchell with incumbent Graham Henry. Mitchell ... in France. And he predicts the players he unearthed will bring home the silverware- for the first time since 1987. 'New Zealand are looking good right now. We have got a lot of naturally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/560668/mitchell-still-mad-about-new-zealand
  2. rugby union

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... long: a) 18 seconds b) 28 seconds c) 38 seconds? 8 Which trophy do the winners of the Rugby Union World Cup receive? 9 Which team won the Olympic gold for rugby union in Paris in 1924, the last ... 1 France 2 2000 3 Romania 4 Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh 5 Australia and New Zealand 6 Australia's David Campese (64) 7 a) 18 seconds 8 The William Webb Ellis Trophy 9 The United States 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543029/rugby-union
  3. Rugby union to tackle tournament's ticket touts

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... undermined by touts. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union said it would meet representatives of all 10 foreign travel agencies that paid fees to secure the right to sell tickets as part of their travel packages. Rules limit the sale of tickets abroad to travel agents in Australia (three), New Zealand (two), South Africa (two) and the UK (three). But outside Hong Kong Stadium yesterday, touts were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543109/rugby-union-tackle-tournaments-ticket-touts
  4. FYI: Was schoolboy William Webb Ellis really responsible for the birth of rugby union?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... for the rules'. However, rugby union can be traced back further, to medieval England, where games between rival villages saw every effort made to kick, carry and punch a ball-shaped object past opponents. ... in East Anglia it was referred to as 'campball'. The version of football played at Rugby became more popular in the second half of the 19th century and, in 1871, the Rugby Football Union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543027/fyi-was-schoolboy-william-webb-ellis-really-responsible-birth-rugby-union
  5. 14

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The following year, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union decided it was time to send a representative team, but it wasn't until 1986 that the Kiwis lay their hands on the cup. And so began New Zealand's proud tradition, which has seen them unearth superstars such as Jonah Lomu and Christian Cullen. New Zealand's union was the first to recognise how important sevens could be- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542777/14
  6. Lions prop back at his old stamping ground

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... into the tournament- and into its effects on the greater world of rugby. Chilcott is back again, picking up a few speaking engagements, and generally pressing the flesh as much as he can. And he reflected ... was once voted by Rugby Magazine as sixth dirtiest player in the game's history. His career- his international playing days ended in 1989- also hugged the end of the game's romance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543201/lions-prop-back-his-old-stamping-ground
  7. The squad

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 27, Hong Kong Cricket Club. Teacher. Played: 1. Kenzo Pannell, 21, Canterbury University. Student. Debut. Tsang Hing-hung, 23, DeA Tigers. Rugby coach. Debut. Jeff Wong, 21, Queen's University, Belfast. Student. Debut. Mark Wright, 21, Loughborough. Student. Debut. Andy Yuen Kin-ho, 24, Valley. Club rugby officer. Debut. Rodney McIntosh. Coach. School-teacher. Former Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542805/squad
  8. Countdown to the Sevens

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines What are the rugby sevens? Rugby sevens is an abbreviated version of rugby union invented in Melrose, Scotland, in 1883 ... approached 'Tokkie' Smith, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, with the idea of sponsoring an international rugby tournament. Smith suggested a sevens tournament would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541986/countdown-sevens
  9. Today's questions

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fiji and New Zealand won nine Cup titles in the 90's. Who broke that stranglehold? A)Australia B)Samoa C)South Africa When did Jonah Lomu first play at the Hong Kong Sevens? A)1994 B)1995 C)1996. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541353/todays-questions
  10. Singapore loss to have little impact on HK Sevens

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. With Adelaide replacing Singapore in the IRB Sevens series next season, fears were raised that this might result in a loss of tourists coming from ... for the past couple of years, including 2005 when the Rugby World Cup Sevens was held at the 40,000-seater Hong Kong Stadium. 'I don't think selling tickets will be a concern. Our bigger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556649/singapore-loss-have-little-impact-hk-sevens

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