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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Sevens showcase lights up summer rugby calendar

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 12:17pm

    ... SCMP reporter Sevens rugby fans are in for a scintillating summer showdown next weekend as the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union hosts a leg of the Asian Rugby Football Union’s Asian Sevens ... the world’s premier sevens tournament each March, the HKRFU is expected to bring its inimitable flair to the hosting of the Asian Sevens with a winning combination of world-class rugby and non-stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1574159/asian-sevens-showcase-lights-summer-rugby-calendar
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Former Hong Kong skipper Pieter Schats elected chairman of the HKRFU

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:03pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Schats in the hot seat as HKRFU chairman Former captain Pieter Schats took over as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union last night, saying he has "some large boots to fill". Schats replaced Trevor Gregory who stepped down after eight years to concentrate on his new role as the president of the Asian Rugby Football Union. "It is a great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1578658/former-hong-kong-skipper-pieter-schats-elected-chairman-hkrfu
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies to allow players to move overseas

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:51am

    ... and still retain their test eligibility for at least part of the season, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said on Thursday. Australia, like many other rugby nations, have increasingly become ... long-term commitments to Australian rugby and help us to minimise the number of players who permanently relocate to foreign leagues.” The New Zealand Rugby Union, which faces similar pressures, have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1581379/wallabies-allow-players-move-overseas
  4. Sport - Rugby

    HKRFU names its first 10 icons for new rugby Hall of Fame

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:45pm

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on Friday night inducted 10 people into its new Hall of Fame, recognising a mix of union presidents, chairmen and other honorary officers, ... Cooley “Tokkie” Smith, Larry Abel, Ruth Mitchell, Ashley Billington, David Lewis, Jacky Ng Shu-wai, Chan Fuk-ping and Rambo Leung Yung-kit. “The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is delighted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1513765/hkrfu-names-its-first-10-icons-new-rugby-hall-fame
  5. News - World

    [Australian Rugby Union says Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has resigned

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 07:09am by AP

    ... SYDNEY (AP) — (Australian Rugby Union says Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has resigned. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1278510/australian-rugby-union-says-wallabies-coach-robbie-deans-has-resigned
  6. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Lack of TV coverage hinders Asia’s hopes of joining Super Rugby family

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:34pm by Reuters

    ... coverage is essential if Super Rugby wants to build its profile in Asia sufficiently for the continent to host a team over the next five to 10 years, the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union has ... right now probably can’t name one of them Trevor Gregory Gregory, who also serves as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, believes that 2021 might be a better target date for an Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1519352/lack-tv-coverage-hinders-asias-hopes-joining-super-rugby-family
  7. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Asian Super Rugby franchise ‘a bridge too far’

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... to host a Super Rugby franchise- and it certainly wouldn't be Hong Kong- the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union said, adding that no union or sponsor was in a position to underwrite the US$100 million five-year cost of hosting the southern hemisphere competition's 18th team. Arfu president Trevor Gregory, who also chairs the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, ruled out Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1518095/asian-super-rugby-franchise-bridge-too-far
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Aussie chief hopes IRB rebranding will boost game

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... was the International Rugby Football Board was founded in 1886 by the Irish, Scottish and Welsh rugby unions before England joined in 1890, with the initial name change to the IRB coming in 1998. A longstanding criticism from many involved within southern hemisphere rugby union is that the organisation is too heavily dominated by the sport’s established European powers. But while the board may be changing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1581882/aussie-chief-hopes-irb-rebranding-will-boost-game
  9. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    ‘Benchy’ Marshall may say bye-bye to union if Salford calls

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney 'Benchy' may say bye bye to union if Salford calls Benji Marshall's stint in Super Rugby with the Auckland Blues could be brief with English club Salford mulling a lucrative bid to lure him back to rugby league, said a report in the Australian media on Sunday. The 29-year-old former New Zealand rugby league captain switched codes on a two-year deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1466441/benchy-marshall-may-say-bye-bye-union-if-salford-calls
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - FACILITIES

    Rugby Union says Hong Kong Stadium needs 10,000 more seats to stay competitive

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Expansion by 10,000 seats at So Kon Po needed, rugby union says, as rival cities build big More stadium seats urged to stay competitive The Hong Kong ... Brian Stevenson, the president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, has called on the government for a "longer-term" solution to remedy the stadium's shortcomings, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320290/rugby-union-says-hong-kong-stadium-needs-10000-more-seats-stay

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