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  1. Funding boost for Asian Five Nations

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... tier A5N will be used by the IRB to decide Asia's representatives for the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. 'This competition is vital for the development and expansion of rugby ... will be the flagship tournament for Asia, serving to promote and raise awareness of the game in the region at all levels,' said Mark Egan, IRB's head of rugby services. 'This new competition ...

  2. Showcase of diversity

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the mainland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The event is free. For more ...

  3. Kandy Sevens shapes as dress rehearsal for World Cup qualifiers

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... finalised,' Gallagher said. The IRB announced last week that nine unions would qualify directly for the men's tournament (the eight quarter-finalists from 2005- Fiji, New Zealand, England, ... on will be to qualify for the 2009 World Cup. It will be tough as we will be up against Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan, among other teams,' said Ivan Torpey, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ...

  4. Sports Diary

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TUESDAY Badminton: Thomas Cup and Uber Cup, Continental Stage, Asia, Kuala Lumpur. Cricket: New Zealand v South Africa, second one-day international, Christchurch. WEDNESDAY Badminton: ... Lanka v Australia, first one-day match, Dambulla; New Zealand v South Africa, third one-day match, Wellington. SATURDAY Badminton: Thomas Cup and Uber Cup, Continental Stage, Asia, Kuala Lumpur. ...

  5. Brilliant Hong Kong maul hapless UAE

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the first time we have finished second in this competition and I hope this is the start of a new era for Hong Kong rugby.' A fortnight ago it was the Hong Kong backs who grabbed the bulk ... once again have clinched the champion's tag, but they are a full-time professional outfit whose players live and breathe rugby. In this respect, Hong Kong's part-timers can stand ...

  6. HK eager to be Asia's finest

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay in Kota Kinabalu alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong are out to prove to the International Rugby Board (IRB) that they should be given more than just one chance to play in the HSBC World Sevens Series when they run out to defend their title at the Borneo Sevens today. 'We deserve more than one tournament on the IRB World Sevens Series, and the new tournament ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ocean News, a newspaper affiliated with the administration, reported that the North China Sea branch was preparing to sue ConocoPhillips China for damages over the spills. Rugby union breaks ground for Tin Shui Wai pitch The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for a new HK$10 million rugby pitch in Tin Shui Wai. The ground, complete with artificial ...

  8. Asia's oldest tournament axed for being 'too unwieldy'

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Someone up there has a superb sense of timing. The day after Asia's 'Mr Rugby', Shiggy Konno, passed away officials from 23 of the 24 unions in the region ... of sweeping constitutional changes to Asian rugby. 'It had become cumbersome and costly,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. 'The idea of one union hosting all ...

  9. Stakes raised in battle to keep sport clean

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it was revealed that members of the New Zealand team that took part in last year's Cricket Sixes were approached by a Middle Eastern diamond dealer bearing gifts. This person's conduct, which ... For decades now, Hong Kong has been renowned for hosting the world-class Rugby Sevens tournament each year, and it also has an established reputation for blockbuster exhibition games. Top ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: All of Asia should embrace baseball

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand and the hosts- are competing for one spot in the main draw. The challenge for baseball in Asia now is not to grow the game in the Orient, where it thrives, but in the rest of the continent, in places like Thailand and the Philippines. Although baseball seems to have little profile in New Zealand, the Kiwi squad features three players who ...




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