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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Asian Games gold ‘crucial for expansion of rugby in Hong Kong’

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Success in Incheon likely to encourage more local Chinese to play, says new HKRFU chairman Games gold crucial for expansion of rugby Winning a gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games is crucial if rugby is to fully break into the local community, says Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Pieter Schats. "It is essential we win a gold medal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1583941/asian-games-gold-crucial-expansion-rugby-hong-kong
  2. Sport - Rugby

    I’m the most qualified man for top job, says Pieter Schats

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:10pm

    ... that handing over the baton to a chosen one is wrong. Nobody should be ushered in as chairman,” Schats said on Saturday. “But the role of chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is a unique one ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong rugby’s new chairman Pieter Schats admits that the fashion in which he got the top job was “wrong” but insists he is the best person ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1582040/im-most-qualified-man-top-job-says-pieter-schats
  3. 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
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... to progress here,” said Watkins, 50. The Welshman believes the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (HKSRFUR) is keen to take on new ideas and there is a high level of interest. “My role ... on and keen to learn. I’m very excited,” Watkins said. The HKRFU has a pool of seven elite referees contracted on the equivalent of a semi-professional basis. Five are involved in the union’s academy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1584368/hugh-watkins-raises-bar-refs
  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

    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
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Come on, IRB, bring the Women’s World Series back to China

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory, who is now devoting all his rugby time to being president of the Asian Rugby Football Union, says there are moves afoot to bring the women’s series ... The irony will hopefully not be lost on the International Rugby Board. Here we have China qualifying as a new core team on the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, while Guangzhou loses its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1594030/come-irb-bring-womens-world-series-back-china
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall set to continue as coach of Hong Kong’s 15s squad

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com His next task will involve preparing Hong Kong for two tests in November Hall set to continue as coach of 15s squad Andy Hall is set to continue as head coach of the Hong Kong 15s rugby set-up with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union launching an "internal" search for a full-time replacement for Leigh Jones. Hall's first task ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1581508/andy-hall-set-continue-coach-hong-kongs-15s-squad
  9. 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
  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Australian Rugby Union dumps James O'Connor after off-field incidents

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... playing future was left in tatters yesterday after the controversial utility back was released from his Australian Rugby Union (ARU) contract with immediate effect and then told by the Western ... the Perth-based franchise said. "The decision follows the Australian Rugby Union's announcement that it will not offer him a national contract for 2014. "Western Force remain open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1323715/australian-rugby-union-dumps-james-oconnor-after-field-incidents

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