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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    'Super Bowl of Rugby' suffering in a stone-age stadium

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... bothered. Long-time band member Bruce Johnston was smitten by the experience and called the event the "Super Bowl of rugby." That may have been true at one point, but not anymore. ... of reasons but primary amongst them is safety. However, after a frightening crush of humanity on Saturday, I am told union officials took matters into their own hands - and out of stadium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1198932/super-bowl-rugby-suffering-stone-age-stadium
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Saved by the game

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... "When I was 16, via the union's Educational Trust, I was given a scholarship to attend Matamata College, near Hamilton in New Zealand. Rugby put me on the straight and narrow and gave me ... Zealand; I may not have come to live in Sai Kung. I wouldn't be able to speak English and my job wouldn't be working with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union."   Tweets about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1198181/saved-game
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    England left shell-shocked as Fiji continue impressive run

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Ben Ryan's men will play in the Bowl competition after making a surprising exit from the coveted Cup England left shell-shocked as Fiji continue impressive run They saved Private Ryan, but there was no salvation for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1198280/england-left-shell-shocked-fiji-continue-impressive-run
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Dawn breaking on a bright new era

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... an Olympic medal sport at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, it gives sufficient time for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to prepare its qualifying campaign. In 2015, the International Rugby Board ... died down, Hong Kong rugby will awake to a new dawn. Well, actually eight days from now, when the new funding cycle for the existing 15 elite disciplines at the Hong Kong Sports Institute kicks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1198273/dawn-breaking-bright-new-era
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    A little objectivity never hurt anyone

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... the folks behind the Sevens are always looking for ways to improve things. They understand that it behooves them to constantly look forward. So if you should see someone from the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union during your rounds at the stadium today, perhaps you can make a suggestion or two because they are fairly amenable folks. Or maybe you can tell them what you like about this thing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1198278/little-objectivity-never-hurt-anyone
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    HKRFU ballot fails to stop touts getting Sevens tickets

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union made 4,000 tickets available for sale via a public ballot this year. The union believed this method was the fairest way to distribute the tickets. Applicants had ... their hands on tickets - and not just those sold in the public ballot. Tickets sold to rugby club members and the corporate sector also fell into their grasp. Official ticket prices are the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1196699/hong-kong-rugby-union-ballot-fails-stop-touts-getting-hands-sevens-tickets
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Fun, fun, fun for everyone

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by ROBBY NIMMO AND KEVIN KUNG

    ... necessary between everybody from the rugby union, the stadium and the production team. "We started on Monday setting up and the rain set us back on Wednesday and also on Thursday [sound-check ... it the "Super Bowl of rugby" as fans in the South Stand rocked out almost as much as they did for the Harlem Shake. Lauren Jones, a South African who flew in from Singapore, said: "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1198328/fun-fun-fun-everyone
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Going to the extremes to compete at the Sevens

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 07:38pm by Tom McColl

    ... concerns about creatine. Over the past six weeks I have tried to keep up to date with the drug scandal in Australia – from what I gather rugby union is one of the few mainstream sports not under ... With the recent doping allegations coming out of Australia and the Lance Armstrong saga, I began to think about how prevalent performance-enhancing drugs in rugby might be. Having grown up on a culture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1197349/going-extremes-compete-sevens
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Round table discussion on rugby sevens' future

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Q&A With rugby sevens heading to the Olympics in 2016, World Series sponsors HSBC held a round-table discussion about how that will affect the sport. Hosted by Giles Morgan, ... a university where rugby was a religion, it does strike me if you go back to the Loughborough teams, we had a good coach [Jim Greenwood] who was a Scottish international, played for the Lions, his view ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1198174/round-table-discussion-rugby-sevens-future
  10. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    New corporate boxes spark fears of crush at Hong Kong Stadium

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... "Re-entry issues … caused a bottleneck and that's where the problem started," said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. "Everyone all converged on each other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198304/new-corporate-boxes-spark-fears-crush-hong-kong-stadium

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