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  1. New Zealand arrive minus skipper Iaosa

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... New Zealand arrived last night missing inspirational captain Tafai Iaosa, who was a late withdrawal after injuring his knee in a four-day training camp last week. Iaosa has been a standout ... will replace Iaosa. Tietjens said Thomson deserved his selection. 'Adam is a very skilful player with a big, athletic frame and he offers us additional height.' New Zealand and Fiji are joint ...

  2. Rugby test would be a win for sport in HK

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong may be set to host another high-profile sporting event if plans to bring Australia and New Zealand together here for a rugby test match next year come to fruition. If the event ... has been lined up: annual top-quality horse-racing in the Hong Kong International Races, women's tennis in the Watson's Water Champions' Challenge and the world renowned rugby ...

  3. The serious business of having fun

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... and community rugby role. Host Peter Sullivan was not out of place among the 'famous five' as he captained Australia in the early 1970s. 'We believe in rugby on many levels, from sponsoring a box in events such as this to donating to Operation Breakthrough, and growing rugby from the ground up in Hong Kong in collaboration with the HKRFU,' he said. UBS is another ...

  4. Japanese official lands key post in Asian union

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Japan has taken over a key position inside the Asian Rugby Football Union as the country prepares to mount another bid to land the World Cup. Noburo 'Nobby' Mashimo, chairman of the Japan Rugby Football Union, was elected last month as Arfu's representative on the International Rugby Board. Japan narrowly missed out on the chance to host the 2011 World ...

  5. 'As good as ever'

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

    ... Alvin Sallay 'It is still every bit as great an occasion as it always was. There have been a few changes of course: China playing Taiwan right before your very eyes. And on two of the four occasions the Rugby Sevens World Cup has been held, it happened right here.' Mike Rowse, director-general, InvestHK 'The Hong Kong Sevens has faced plenty of hurdles over ...

  6. HK back Japan's RWC bid

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to be the new Asian Rugby Football Union representative on the International Rugby Board. Mashimo will be the strong favourite for the key position currently held by Hong Kong-based Jamie Scott- which ... Cup, being beaten by New Zealand by a slender 11-10 margin. But Scott vehemently denied the carge at the time, maintaining his loyalty to Asian rugby and insisting he did vote for the Japanese ...

  7. All in the family- watch out for the Tomasi clone

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

    ... Alvin Sallay Same name, but son of famous Fijian now plays for New Zealand Like father, like son- New Zealand's opponents will certainly hope the old adage does not hold true ... New Zealand team including All Black stars Zinzan Brooke, John Gallagher, Terry Wright and John Schuster in the 1990 Cup final? Remember the instinctive flick on, the outrageous ...

  8. Top two battle through

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... James Tu Defending champions Fortis New Zealand Metro and second seeds Aliens both came through tough pool games yesterday to reach the quarter-finals. Top-seeded Metro were held scoreless ... fightback by IBW Cardiff University to run out 22-12 winners in their pool H decider. The HSBC New Zealand Legends- with All Blacks icon Jonah Lomu in their line-up- also booked their spot ...

  9. Walters new Hong Kong 15s boss

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay He comes armed with a degree in genetics, but Hong Kong's new coach, John Walters, will not be looking at cloning some super-rugby players. Rather, he will have the more mundane task of licking players in the national 15s set-up into shape. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday appointed New Zealander Walters head coach of the 15s team on a two-year ...

  10. Tietjens still hopeful of series triumph

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The fat lady hasn't sung yet, insisted coach Gordon Tietjens after New Zealand's 21-12 loss to Fiji in the semi-finals. He still believes New Zealand can win the IRB ... are playing quite well as a team and there are still three tournaments to go. It is not over yet,' said Tietjens. New Zealand are bidding to regain the IRB title which they held in the first six ...




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