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  1. Rugby for handicapped students

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the city for the three-day, seven-a-side competition involving 24 of the world's top rugby union-playing teams, which kicks off at 4pm on Friday and ends with the final at 7pm on Sunday. Last ... Bank and the support of Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The competition is run as part of the 'Learning English Through Sports' scheme and is also a Workplace Communication Project. ...

  2. Rugby exchange brings US players to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... and New Zealander McIntosh, the current Hong Kong Sevens team coach, took over his teaching job at FIS. Krohn's friend Thomas Hall, a Hong Kong businessman and rugby fan, proposed sponsoring ... By Jonathan Powell The power of rugby to create lasting friendships gave two students from inner-city Los Angeles the chance to visit Hong Kong last week and learn about school life ...

  3. Students get a taste of the big time

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... team, Bob Dwyer, who guided his men to World Cup glory in 1991. His team tipped New Zealand to win the cup. He said: 'I think the team with the best combination of defence and attack ... towards sport. 'We want them to see what Australian sport is all about, and the way we play rugby,' said Pearse, captain of the Australian team that won the 1978, 1982 and 1983 Hong Kong ...

  4. Extra training for new stars of rugby

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung You might think that athletes could take a long break after major tournaments. But this is not the case for 40elite players selected by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and HSBC. The union and the bank co-organised a training camp for the most outstanding performers at the first All Hong Kong Inter-School Rugby Sevens competition. The inaugural tournament ...

  5. Enter essay contest to win New Zealand trip

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Linda Luo Sheep, kiwi fruit and rugby. What images come to mind when you think of New Zealand? Put your fantasies into words and you could be one of 12 lucky students to win a trip to the land renowned for its stunning natural beauty. The New Zealand Student Ambassador Selection Programme is offering students the chance to broaden their horizons and improve their spoken ...

  6. Sevens fires students' rugby passion

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Cultural Services Department offered free tickets to the annual competition, featuring many of the world's top rugby union nations, to students taking physical education as part of their HKDSE studies. Last Saturday, students at the school entered the 'Name the Dragon' competition, organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union as part of the events promoting this year's ...

  7. Chinese schools join rugby competition

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... and three international schools are expected to field extra teams in the new leagues. 'The Chinese schools have always been good at touch-and-tag rugby and now we want to encourage more to take up the full-contact version of the game,' said Brandon Huang, youth rugby officer at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU). The Second Division matches will start off as 10-a-side ...

  8. Complaints over orientation camp sex games

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... a feel of the ugly side of the society. This is nonsense. I felt like we were just entertaining the organisers.' Lai Chun-kit, president of the Student Union, said student representatives from the faculty were solely responsible for organising and overseeing the camp, which was financed by the union. 'The university gives students a free hand in student activities,' he ...

  9. Schools set the tone for Sevens showpiece

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... long,' said Jung Ho, former chairman of the Schools Rugby Union. 'But sevens rugby is a totally different kettle of fish. Sha Tin have five boys in the under-19 national team, and I think that strength will be more telling in Sevens.' AIS will bring a new element to the highly regarded event, he added. 'I know Australian International School are keen to develop their rugby ...

  10. Fewer foreign students in post-quake Christchurch

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Fewer international students are staying in the New Zealand city of Christchurch after the 6.3-magnitude quake in February that killed 181 people ... student enrolment would not be known until early next year, Sewell said. Some have left for other parts of New Zealand to continue their studies, but a number have returned to Christchurch ...




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