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  1. Rugby Union sponsors tries at weekend games to help victims

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Every try scored during this weekend's league matches will have extra significance, with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union using the tries to raise funds for tsunami victims. In a novel way to again rally the rugby community after $63,000 was collected at the New Year's Day youth tournament, the football union has decided to donate $250 for every try ...

  2. Rugby Union floats idea of all-star match

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay An exhibition match featuring overseas stars is being considered by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to raise funds for tsunami victims. An initial campaign by the union ... grateful to everyone who gave generously,' said Allan Payne, the union's executive director. 'People have been talking of holding a match in Hong Kong. This is one of many ideas ...

  3. RuGBy ORGANISERS thank helpers

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... guiding visitors in the corporate hospitality areas, and shuttling important match information to the control tower,' said Beth Coalter of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and Tournament ... Jonathan Powell Tournament organisers said they were grateful for the assistance of students who helped behind the scenes at the Rugby World Cup Sevens last week. Around 50 students worked ...

  4. Definitive history 'a must' for all rugby fans

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Only 3,000 copies of The Lions- The Complete History of the British and Irish Rugby Union team 1888-2005 will be published. 'I'm delighted about this book for it records the traditions of the Lions, a team which has been around for more than a century. It is bound in leather and printed on archival paper and is a must for all keen rugby fans,' says ...

  5. 10 things you need to know about Hong Kong rugby...

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The union's new website will launch next month- fresh style, same address at www.hkrugby.com 4. There will be eight guest players from the Chinese Agricultural University in Beijing joining the First Division clubs this year 5. King's Park and HKFC are the only artificial pitches in the world certified for rugby internationals 6. A pint of beer at King's Park costs $25 7. Next ...

  6. Out of Africa with grand ambitions

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... with an average age of just 21, the Tunisians are quietly confident they will show their worth despite being drawn in a tough pool. Encouraged by their qualifying win in Tunis, the Tunisia Rugby Union ... This group that we have is very young,' said Sahraoui. 'The president of the Tunisia Rugby Union decided that we should give our young players the chance to train and gain experience while ...

  7. Local boys to storm the Sevens

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... during the March 18-20 showpiece. The inclusion of the four is especially encouraging for local rugby, with all having been carefully nurtured through the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ... Jonathan Powell With four ex-Hong Kong schoolboys in the squad, support for the hosts will be especially strong at next weekend's Rugby Sevens World Cup. The boys (pictured from left) ...

  8. Young guns Varty, Cheuk earn stripes

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... after surviving the final cut and making it through to the 12-strong Hong Kong squad yesterday. In a huge shot in the arm for ESF schools rugby- both are former students of KGV- wingers Varty ... and effort to win their berths in the team. They have done the training required from their coaches and kept apace with the rest. I'm pleased for them,' said Allan Payne, Hong Kong Rugby ...

  9. Dingley calls time on an illustrious playing career

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's campaign to qualify for the 2007 Rugby World Cup will be missing Paul Dingley. The inspirational forward has decided to call it a day from all aspects of the game- and hang up his boots permanently. 'This is it. I have retired from everything, even local club rugby,' said Dingley yesterday. 'Last weekend's Singapore Sevens will go ...

  10. Former HK man targets hosts

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the International Rugby Board to play at this World Cup. Last year he failed to get clearance in time for the Hong Kong Sevens and missed out. But it has been worth the wait. 'I have been in Japan ... further. 'It will be tough for us, we are in a very hard pool,' Honjo said. 'We have also had very little preparation as the main emphasis back home is on XVs rugby. But luckily, ...




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