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  1. Gold hopes weigh on rugby squad

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay History beckons Mark Wright and the men's rugby squad who begin their campaign for a first gold medal in team sports for Hong Kong at an Asian Games today. Expectations have been raised following Hong Kong's victory over top seeds and defending gold medallists Japan at the Borneo Sevens and Singapore Cricket Club Sevens in the past two months. Hong Kong ...

  2. Last-ditch move for live rugby kicked into touch

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A last-ditch bid by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to put live rugby on city television screens failed after the Australia Network could not get the advertising it needed. ... head of marketing, said. 'Having brought rugby union to the Asia-Pacific region free of charge for the last four years, Australia Network is obviously extremely disappointed in the outcome ...

  3. Using rugby to ram home messages

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... in thousands of living rooms around the world. The 'Crazy About Rugby' videos show the All Blacks going through their paces on board, and are a bug hut (big hit) for their typical droll New Zealand sense of humour. Subtitles will help those struggling with the Kiwi accent as broad as Brad Thorn's shoulders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6o7G4gPB8M Some say this NZ Sky Rugby ...

  4. Where one-liners zing as fast as the rugby ball

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with Robby Nimmo Before kick-off yesterday the one-liners were flying as fast as the ball at the KPMG Britcham lunch at the Hong Kong Football Club. Former Wallaby Matt Burke's comment that 'New Zealand won't win today as Kiwis don't have enough fingers to count to 11' proved to be prescient. Rugby nicknames were bandied about by MC Justin Sampson ...

  5. Rugby fans look to the Net after TV blackout on autumn tests

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Rugby union fans hoping to watch the international autumn tests over the next few weeks better have a good internet feed, as none of them will be shown on Now-TV or Cable TV. ... illegally in bars and pubs around Asia. 'There will be no more international rugby union shown on Australia Network this year and we don't have any broadcasting rights for rugby union ...

  6. Rugby team confident they can deliver historic victory

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... played in, for it is a potential turning point for rugby in Hong Kong.' A gold medal victory by the men's rugby sevens team would be a momentous occasion - the first time a team sport ... rugby gets a second, and bigger, chance when the sevens competition takes place from November 21-23. Apart from Japan, the other major threats will come from South Korea and China. But Rees ...

  7. Dark days for rugby fans as TV stations get ready to pull the plug

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Hong Kong rugby union fans face the ominous prospect of seeing no matches at all next year, as the way things stand they won't be televised. Thanks to the Australia ... pressured into bringing in an encrypted system that prevents it being picked up illegally in Asia. The end result of all this is that Hong Kong rugby union supporters may no longer be able to watch ...

  8. Weary Wallabies wobble into town

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... against all teams] is now close to unprecedented. They won't want to give that up, and certainly not to us.' Meanwhile, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory urged ... arranged by all three unions in a bid to boost ticket sales before getting down to the job at hand - how to break a 10-game losing streak against the All Blacks. 'It's a great opportunity ...

  9. A treat for fans but there's no scrum for tickets

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the chance to turn up,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory, who was surprised at the poor turnout. 'What can we do, we can only put the water there, getting ... women's league, said: 'I love Ma'a Nonu. He is powerful and strong, and I like his hair [dreadlocks]. When I started playing rugby, I watched a lot of videos and most of them were ...

  10. HKRFU chairman says sevens focus may put China's 15s game at risk

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be playing with the smallest fish next year. 'This is very serious,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. 'If they are more interested in sevens than 15s, it is a huge concern. I hope this is not the case.' Officials from the Chinese Rugby Union were not available for comment. China was not even represented at the Asian Rugby Football Union ...




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