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  1. Rare chance to gorge on rugby as all the stars come out to play

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Hong Kong's appetite for rugby will be thoroughly sated in the build-up to the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Sevens with a mouthwatering feast of six tournaments in just ... of rugby at Hong Kong Football Club on the Wednesday and Thursday. The appeal lies in the mixture of players - young guns clambering up the sport's ladder coming face to face with grizzled ...

  2. Payne calls it a day after 11 years as union chief

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Allan Payne will end an illustrious 11-year stint in charge of the day-to-day running of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) when he steps down as executive director ... the Asian Rugby Football Union and was appointed chairman of the HSBC Asian Five Nations tournament committee this year. HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said: 'Allan has had a tremendous impact ...

  3. As good as it gets in 'Rugby Row'

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... With Robby Nimmo The boxes near Paul Smith's could be described as 'Rugby Row'. They are near the Sequins box, where the Tens players are resplendent in sequinned harlequin ... but don't dress up or anything like that - just drink and watch the rugby! Radical really. It's a very convivial, pleasant box with a great position. So it's a good place to be.' ...

  4. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of volunteers who over the years worked unrewarded for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and put in place a wonderful weekend of colour, fun, madness, and rugby. All of them have created a tournament ... Alvin Sallay Better late, than never. Rugby Sevens has finally been admitted into the Olympics. The decision comes four years too late, but at least it's in the Games at last. ...

  5. HK union hails 'momentous day'

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) hailed the International Olympic Committee's decision to include sevens as an Olympic sport, calling it a 'momentous day for the sport in Asia'. Trevor Gregory, HKRFU chairman, welcomed the decision to bring rugby back into the Olympic fold - starting from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro - and said Hong Kong should ...

  6. Unfinished business

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay You can almost sense Mark Andrews shaking his head in disbelief at the decision taken by the South Africa Rugby Football Union to hold the first test against the British ... rugby is life. Recently, two fans killed each other after a game and a braai [barbecue], after getting into an argument. This would never happen in Durban, where winning is not everything.' ...

  7. HK World Cup squad has a familiar feel

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The selectors have kept faith with the dozen players who got Hong Kong through the qualifying hurdle last October, and added four more into an extended 16-strong squad named last night for the World Cup Sevens and the Hong Kong Sevens in Marc ...

  8. HK aim to get physical on tour of Europe

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the decision by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to look outside its traditional Asian boundaries will spur the players on when the domestic season begins next week. 'This is a fantastic ... berth given to the region for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The 11-day tour from December 10 to 20 will include three internationals against Germany, the Czech Republic ...

  9. New Year flop a much-needed wake-up call for bumbling HKFA

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... itself into a Hong Kong Sevens success story- a fairy tale which annually makes a profit for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union of around HK$50 million. Fok wants football to follow its rugby cousins. He wants the tournament to be turned into a spectacle rivalling the March madness. He lamented: 'Just look at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. It's just not about rugby, but more ...

  10. HK team to face tough challenge in Suva Sevens tournament

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong will step into the hotbed of sevens in January after accepting an invitation by the Fiji Rugby Union to take part in the ultra-competitive Suva Sevens. The annual tournament ... of the Suva Rugby Union, said: 'The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has made an enormous contribution over the past three decades to help Fiji sevens to get where it is today. We are pleased ...




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