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  1. Ones to watch

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Leigh Powell

    ... and are the best chance yet for the northern Hemisphere to break its World Cup duck. New Zealand IRB ranking 2 Carlos Spencer deals in pure rugby. His adaptability and vision light the touch paper for the blazing All Blacks rearguard. And what he starts Joe Rokocoko finishes. The winger's accession to Jonah Lomu's pedestal has been as effortless as his divine running style. New Zealand ...

  2. Sevens explosion 'inevitable'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Sevens is set to become rugby union's global game now that it is in the Olympics, says All Blacks legend John Kirwan, who warned this should ... version of rugby on the eve of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. A panel of experts and ex-players, among them former Japan coach Kirwan and Johnny Zhang Zhiqiang, ex-captain of China, all ...

  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 play to boost carnival mood

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year, the Racing With Rugby event will be held again at Happy Valley Racecourse on March 10. The special evening out, co-organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, features running events for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Cup and a 100-metres Players Dash by those quickest on their feet among local rugby clubs. To extend the carnival-like ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Philippines in hk Sevens debut

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on merit. They are a success story and I'm delighted they will be making their debut,' Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory (pictured) said yesterday. Guyana has been ... can achieve goals.' The 12 core teams in the Sevens World Series will again feature at Hong Kong Stadium. They are Argentina, Australia, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Samoa, ...

  7. '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 ...

  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. Captain Forbes returns to bolster New Zealand challenge

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Experience counts in Hong Kong and the return to the fray of New Zealand's evergreen captain DJ Forbes will come as a huge relief for coach Gordon Tietjens. Forbes missed the last leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Las Vegas due to a hamstring injury and his absence was felt as New Zealand were bundled out in the semi-finals. But his return to fitness will raise ...

  10. John Bruce

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the stranger when I wandered around the stadium with him. Mark had played in the mid-80s for Wellington, Auckland and the New Zealand Maoris. Every second person we met knew him. Mark had been ... on Rugby Special and dreaming of my tour to the Isle of Man or Blackpool at Easter. However, fate may be capricious but fortune occasionally favours the foolhardy as much as the brave and, in March ...




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