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  1. Part-timers 'need pro approach' to counter Japan

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of full-time players from New Zealand eligible under the IRB's three-year residency rule - was a step above the rest of the field, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance Ivan ... by a respectable 20-12 scoreline, were blown away by Japan - coached by ex-All Blacks winger John Kirwan - who ran in 18 tries in a devastating display of running rugby. 'It was a case of them playing ...

  2. Fun all summer

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be run on a weekly basis and cost HK$2,500 to HK$3,000, depending on location. A 10 per cent discount is available on payments made by June 13. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ... on Lantau. Aimed at experienced outdoor adventurers, it will be run by professional instructors from New Zealand. The programme includes abseiling, surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, ...


    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The long-standing front-row forward resigned as director of clubs on the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's board of directors this week, rebelling against his peers' decision ... will win the World Cup? I have to say New Zealand. But after watching England, they seem to be real contenders. ...

  4. Both sides come away happy as feisty HK pull out all stops

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... underway in New Zealand in September. 'All credit to Hong Kong. They got in our faces. We failed to protect the ball and lost our composure. It is a good win but we have plenty of work ... in the now-defunct Pacific Rim tournament, Hong Kong edged to a 17-16 victory. Unlike the team lead by Tom McColl, the class of '98 was full of Australians and New Zealanders. 'This is a huge boost ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Chan, Mong Kok Spirit of HK Sevens betrayed The announcement by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and the International Rugby Board of the introduction of a new format ... opportunity in the world of rugby for the sport's smaller nations to play against its biggest. By segregating the tournament into halves, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has implemented ...

  6. Public's support is the key to Games' success

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to put on a good show. Like last year's successful Olympic Games equestrian competition and the sell-out Australia-New Zealand rugby union clash at Hong Kong Stadium, the East Asian Games ... For an international city, Hong Kong does not figure prominently as a sporting venue, despite the annual success of the home-grown Rugby Sevens and Standard Chartered Marathon. The East ...

  7. Pannell & Co set stage for brilliant HK future

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ...- their IRB world ranking of 30 is bound to go up- and is also bound to trigger a new-found feeling of self-belief in local rugby's bid to become the second-best team in Asia, behind Japan. 'We have a long way to go, but this is a start,' said Hong Kong's new coach, New Zealander John Walters, who was in charge of the team for the first time. And it does not get any ...

  8. New lease of life for troubled youths thanks to Operation Breakthrough

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... to Operation Breakthrough, which five years ago worked with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and Standard Chartered to introduce a rugby programme. Lam was one of the first to give it a try. ... in the future.' Robbie McRobbie, a former policeman who is the HKFRU's community rugby manager, said the union was proud of Lam's progress. 'When Tank came to us, he was a very different ...

  9. Kowloon cook up recipe to leave their rivals eating humble pie

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... get a heady brew - inProjects Kowloon, the team to watch this season. New Zealand-based trio Ionatana Tala Fuatai (Iona), Misiluni Maonanu (Lungi) and Villaimu Lafaele (Vili) are the three ... for the player-of-the-season award. He will be a big influence on the club,' said Kowloon director of rugby John Bruce. Kowloon have flattered many times in the past, only to let down their fans in the end. Bruce ...

  10. HK intend to nullify Korea's powerful scrum

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will need to conquer the powerful South Korean scrum if they are to give new coach John Walters a welcome house-warming gift at King's Park today. For New Zealander Walters, the Asian Nations Series encounter will be his first game in charge as XVs head coach. But having watched the Koreans ad infinitum- or is it ad nauseum- on the video, it is clear ...




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