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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Italy defiant ahead of contest with Rugby Union powerhouse All Blacks

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

    ... 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 ... of Italy coach Jacques Brunel. "If New Zealand are the Everest of rugby, we must be ready to climb as far and as high as we can and make light of the cold and bad weather," Brunel said ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Blacks brace for aerial attack from Springboks in rugby union clash

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dunedin South Africa expected to mount an aerial attack to break down New Zealand's high-octane running game in Rugby Championship clash All Blacks brace for Boks' bombardment The All Blacks expect to be targeted by an aerial bombardment today as South Africa search for a way to break the world champions' stranglehold on the Rugby Championship. ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Australia coach dodges jibes from All Blacks ahead of rugby union clash

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia coach accused of lacking confidence in his World Cup side for today's clash with New Zealand Deans dodges jibe from All Blacks Australia coach Robbie Deans refused to take the bait after being accused of lacking confidence in his World Cup side for today's opening clash of the Rugby Championship in Sydney. The Wallabies scored a rare win over ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Frenchman Yannick Nyanga makes teary return to national rugby team

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... personal. I am not ashamed but it is bizarre. "However, this debate about footballers and rugby players should not have taken place. "It serves no purpose to stir up these debates, ...

  5. Full-time rugby a must for HK

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... No1 team and the rest. This is not new. Even in the old days Japan ruled the roost. The Asian Rugby Football Union was formed in 1968 with Hong Kong one of eight founding members. Its purpose ... on the rest of the world. These gaps, between Hong Kong and Japan, and Japan and the rest of the world, left Hong Kong Rugby Football Union president Brian Stevenson in a contemplative mood after ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport

    Poor planning cost England, Woodward says

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 11:16am by Reuters in London

    ... but predecessor Clive Woodward was not about to let that hold him back. The man renowned for his meticulous control-freakery during a spell in which he led England to their lone Rugby World Cup triumph, ... business international rugby and these decisions are absolutely crucial. “England have a week to put this right, and I think they will have a great week and it is a big opportunity for Stuart ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong face Rugby World Cup qualifying test run in Dubai

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a repechage match and qualify for the 2015 World Cup (15-a-side). With Japan perennially dominating Asian qualification for the World Cup, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has set its sights ... Rugby Association, we have been able to go ahead with this for the second year in a row," Gregory said. Hong Kong emerged inaugural champions last year, defeating Kenya, Brazil and UAE. ...

  8. Union's Sevens cut gives the game away

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of hype. That's why the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union probably did not have to think too long about cutting 1,000 tickets from the 5,000 available for sale last year. This means, even more ... it most definitely is not. Even this city's own rugby union concedes the point by signalling its priorities when limiting public participation by spectators in the most cynical possible way. ...

  9. Sevens fires students' rugby passion

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Cultural Services Department offered free tickets to the annual competition, featuring many of the world's top rugby union nations, to students taking physical education as part of their HKDSE studies. Last Saturday, students at the school entered the 'Name the Dragon' competition, organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union as part of the events promoting this year's ...

  10. Sport - RUGBY LEAGUE

    Sonny Bill Williams returns to rugby league

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 01:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Former All Blacks rugby union centre Sonny Bill Williams confirmed his return to rugby league by agreeing to a one-year deal with the Sydney Roosters in Australia’s National Rugby League. Williams, who was a member of New Zealand’s World Cup-winning team last year, revealed in July that he would quit rugby union and return to the 13-a-side rival code. ...




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