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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Scotland’s First Minister visits Hong Kong’s first ‘School of Rugby’

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 05:30pm by SCMP staff

    ... SCMP staff The students of Confucius Hall Secondary School, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s first official “School of Rugby”, had a special visitor to their rugby lessons today when ... to foster closer relations between the two territories. Since then the HKRFU and the Scottish Rugby Union have worked closely on a number of projects and resources for the “School of Rugby” concept ...

  2. New Scotland coach banking on youth for Six Nations

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alan Lorimer in Edinburgh Scotland's new coach Matt Williams has put an accent on youth in naming a 34-strong training squad ahead of the Six Nations starting in February. Williams has brought in Edinburgh flyhalf Alistair Warnock, in his first year as a professional, and Borders fullback Gareth Morton, a successful convert from rugby league. Also included are Borders ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Ewen McKenzie will remain Wallabies coach, says Australian Rugby Union

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... be imminent in the turmoil surrounding the Kurtley Beale-Di Patston texting scandal. "I can confirm the ARU [Australian Rugby Union] has not had any conversations with any other coaches regarding the Wallabies coaching position," Pulver said. I can confirm the ARU has not had any conversations with any other coaches regarding the Wallabies coaching position Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill ...

  4. rugby union

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 Which country will host the Rugby World Cup in 2007? 2 In what year did Italy join Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and France to form the Six Nations Championship? ... long: a) 18 seconds b) 28 seconds c) 38 seconds? 8 Which trophy do the winners of the Rugby Union World Cup receive? 9 Which team won the Olympic gold for rugby union in Paris in 1924, the last ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Italy defiant ahead of contest with Rugby Union powerhouse All Blacks

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Italy out to conquer 'Everest' New Zealand have made sweeping changes to the side that beat Scotland 51-22 last week, but what some may see as a charitable move has not been designed to give the hosts a fighting chance in Rome. When it comes to Italy, still an emerging rugby power, and the All Blacks, two-time world champions and the most ...

  6. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Currency union 'not in Scotland's interests', says: Alistair Darling

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Edinburgh Currency union 'not in Scotland's interests' A formal currency union would not be in the interests of an independent Scotland, the leader ... uncertainty over what currency would be used if Scotland leaves the United Kingdom remains a major campaign issue. Britain's three main political parties have ruled out a formal currency union ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Rugby to make a splash at inaugural Hong Kong Beach Festival

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 08:24pm

    ... Festival is also an important way for the union to further extend awareness of rugby in the wider community and we are delighted to be involved,” he added. The Krousar Thmey Foundation works ... Staff Reporter The sport of rugby has been selected as one of the showcase events for the inaugural Hong Kong Beach Festival 2014 and it will be the centrepiece of the action Saturday ...

  8. Scots back where they belong

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney With national coach Frank Hadden looking on, Scotland squeezed into the Cup play-offs to give their many fans something to cheer about. As the place where the game ... night by beating Portugal 31-7, which gave them the leeway to lose against Fiji and still qualify. In what was a depressing week for Scottish rugby after the announcement that Border Reivers ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Japan beats Singapore to claim Asia’s spot in 2016 Super Rugby

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... to working with the Japanese Rugby Football Union (JRFU) to expand what has been a southern hemisphere competition to new fans, territories and commercial markets. “Following the executive ... in the future.” New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew had foreshadowed Japan’s acceptance by Sanzar earlier on Friday. “The best way to explain this is that Japan have been the preferred ...

  10. Japan beats Singapore in race to join Super Rugby family

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 03:11pm by AFP

    ... in a competitive tender process and Sanzar looked forward to working with the Japanese Rugby Union to expand what has been a southern hemisphere competition to new fans, territories and commercial markets. ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Japan has beaten Singapore as the preferred candidate for Super Rugby’s 18th team when the competition expands in 2016, organisers said on Friday. A team ...




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