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  1. Tokyo tournament tipped to join world series

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Singapore was also a stop but lost its status. It is now believed that Tokyo is favourite to become the next Asian leg. Trevor Gregory, vice-president of the Asian Rugby Football Union, said: ... in the series. 'But with all that has happened in the past month, Tokyo might come on board next year or in 2013.' The Japan Rugby Football Union had planned to hold the Tokyo Sevens- a 16-team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742359/tokyo-tournament-tipped-join-world-series
  2. Ones to watch

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Leigh Powell

    ... England IRB ranking 1 The best-educated boot in rugby, Jonny Wilkinson fearlessly provides cast-iron defence and his aware- ness in attack knows no bounds. He can seal his place ... and are the best chance yet for the northern Hemisphere to break its World Cup duck. New Zealand IRB ranking 2 Carlos Spencer deals in pure rugby. His adaptability and vision light the touch paper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430622/ones-watch
  3. Diggin' the dancing queen

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... of rugby in terms of the players and teams, but also the entertainment at the Sevens. I see it as the mardi gras of rugby.' Shifting gears from entertainer to creative director is producing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674678/diggin-dancing-queen
  4. Clean up the rules and this game will fly, says Aussie O'Connor

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and embrace sevens.' These changes have already had an impact with the Australian Rugby Union now contracting players for sevens- not massive amounts, according to O'Connor, ... to say, with sevens in Australia, we have not really put enough resources and energy into it, especially with the advent of Super rugby which drew a lot of good players,' O'Connor said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741924/clean-rules-and-game-will-fly-says-aussie-oconnor
  5. New Zealand Super 12 teams snub Tietjens

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Monday. Tietjens, who had been hopeful that he would get All Blacks winger Joe Rokocoko, who plays for the Blues, was left disappointed. And despite the assurance from the New Zealand Rugby Union ... of the current series and are the top seeds in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the New Zealand Rugby Union will release two players to play for Samoa at the Rugby World Cup Sevens. They are Lome Fa'atau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491094/new-zealand-super-12-teams-snub-tietjens
  6. Aiming to beat All Blacks any witch way

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 'Ding dong, the witch is dead,' utters John O'Neill. The momentary silence following the declaration by the Australian Rugby Union chief executive is broken by guffaws from Trevor Gregory, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. You would be forgiven for thinking this was a pantomime from the Land of Oz. But no, O'Neill was dead serious at a media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726998/aiming-beat-all-blacks-any-witch-way
  7. Sports Quiz

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tsunami? 4. Who are the only international rugby union team with a winning record against all other nations? 5. Who knocked out Sugar Ray Leonard in 1991 forcing him into boxing retirement? 6. ... an Ashes series? 9. Who is the current Leeds United manager? 10. Who won the 2004 rugby league world club championship? 1. None 2. Ken Rosewall 3. Rodney Marsh 4. New Zealand 5. Terry Norris 6. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488315/sports-quiz
  8. ROADSHOW OFF TO TOKYO

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of Australia and New Zealand are sung and the traditional lion dance is held, Australian Rugby Union (ARU) chief executive John O'Neill will sit down with his Japanese counterpart to hammer out the possibility of the Bledisloe Cup being held in Tokyo in 2010. Asia holds the key to the future of rugby union in Australia. Forced to battle it out for a dwindling financial pie with other popular ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658514/roadshow-tokyo
  9. Crisis at home overshadows weakened Asian champions Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a direct impact on rugby, with the Japan Rugby Football Union cancelling plans to host the inaugural Tokyo Sevens next month. The 16-team tournament had included many top sides such as New Zealand, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741699/crisis-home-overshadows-weakened-asian-champions-japan
  10. Jason Dasey

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... the game that used to be a laughing stock has become a real threat to the three other football codes: Australian Rules (AFL), rugby union and rugby league. Australia and Japan are the AFC's ... it would mean the severing of some agreements,' warned David Gallop, the head of the National Rugby League. Complicating matters is that Ben Buckley, the chief executive of soccer's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701758/jason-dasey

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