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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Mini-rugby is having a field day

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Luisa Tam To say mini-rugby is flourishing in Hong Kong would be a total understatement. Every Sunday morning, from September to April, more than 4,000 children- boys and girls under the age of 12- turn up for training and tournaments involving 19 clubs from across the city. Although mini-rugby began in the expatriate community in the 1980s, about half of the participants now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/986123/mini-rugby-having-field-day
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Rugby fever takes hold in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for Protection of Children along with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and banking giant HSBC. Young Post was invited to the last session of the six-week course at King's Park Sports ... Kevin Kung As rugby fans around the globe gear up for the start of the World Cup in New Zealand next week, 80 young Hongkongers were getting their first taste of the game. And judging from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/977605/rugby-fever-takes-hold-hong-kong
  3. Rugby pioneer's surprise at award

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com When Ruth Mitchell came to Hong Kong 36 years ago, little did she know the immense role she would play in women's rugby union in the city. Born ... in Hong Kong and Asian rugby union circles, but the award came as a total surprise to her. She thought she was attending the IRB Awards Dinner in Auckland the night after the World Cup final only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983350/rugby-pioneers-surprise-award
  4. Rugby takes root in villages for Sri Lankan orphans

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... it will obviously only strengthen rugby in this country,' says Meachen, who coached Tonga at the last World Cup. Words the IRB and its Asian counterpart, the Asian Rugby Football Union, will be glad ... His eyes are unsmiling. It is easy to picture 14-year-old Suman Nathan holding an AK-47 instead of a rugby ball. While the rest of the kids shout in joy and enjoy their first brush ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966503/rugby-takes-root-villages-sri-lankan-orphans
  5. Long-suffering rugby fans hail new TV channel

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Hong Kong's rugby union fans are finally to see their favourite sport on a dedicated TV channel, but they'll have to pay for the privilege. Last year the Australia ... and next season's Aviva Premiership. There will also be mid-year and end-of-year tests involving top rugby union nations. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union expressed delight. 'It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735861/long-suffering-rugby-fans-hail-new-tv-channel
  6. Rising Russia seek support

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Mullen

    ... the game to the next level. Rugby Union of Russia president Vyacheslav Kopiev is the sole driving force in the country, who are ranked 18th overall. 'For us, the Sevens World Cup ... Andrew Mullen With much talk in the rugby world focused on the inclusion of sevens in the 2016 Olympics, Russia coach Pavel Baranovskiy has called for more government and International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742164/rising-russia-seek-support
  7. For the love of rugby

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'We also learned how to film interviews from a professional cameraman.' The students interviewed Richard Skelly, the game development manager of New Zealand Rugby Union, and several ... Kevin Kung For rugby fans, the World Cup is a must-see event. Many of them are happy to travel thousands of kilometres to the host nation to watch games. Some Hong Kong fans of the sport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985632/love-rugby
  8. Taylor packs his diary like an All Blacks scrum

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... said: 'It's great to spend time with BT customers and rugby names.' Jonathan Davies, Hong Kong national coach Dai Rees, Leigh Jones, Mike Watkins, Kingsley Jones, Mark Regan ... Dallaglio and the Penguins were at the Club, on Wednesday I attended the HSBC Rugby Dinner, the Welsh team were at HKFC on the same evening and the minis played today.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742061/taylor-packs-his-diary-all-blacks-scrum
  9. HK rugby team chase sun to lift ranking

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... feature Brazil, Kenya and hosts the United Arab Emirates. The tournament, the brainchild of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and its counterpart in the UAE, will become an annual event ... to Europe and instead we looked elsewhere, and decided that Dubai was the perfect venue,' HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said. The initiative struck a chord with the newly formed UAE Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983712/hk-rugby-team-chase-sun-lift-ranking
  10. Pesamino misses Sevens for Samoa

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Defending champions Samoa will be missing 2010 IRB Player of the Year Mikaele Pesamino in their bid to retain the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens next weekend. Pesamino, the leading try-scorer in the IRB Sevens World Series last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741238/pesamino-misses-sevens-samoa

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