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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1017336/australia-coach-dodges-jibes-all-blacks-ahead-rugby-union-clash
  2. rugby union

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... long: a) 18 seconds b) 28 seconds c) 38 seconds? 8 Which trophy do the winners of the Rugby Union World Cup receive? 9 Which team won the Olympic gold for rugby union in Paris in 1924, the last ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 Which country will host the Rugby World Cup in 2007? 2 In what year did Italy join Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and France to form the Six Nations Championship? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543029/rugby-union
  3. Rugby union

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and once again booked their berth at the World Cup. Off the field, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union were virtually accused of piracy by their counterparts in Sri Lanka for hijacking the Asian ... Alvin Sallay The future looks promising for Hong Kong, but if one were to quibble about the present, 2006 will go down as a year of 'what might have been' for local rugby which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577043/rugby-union
  4. Rugby Union sponsors tries at weekend games to help victims

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Every try scored during this weekend's league matches will have extra significance, with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union using the tries to raise funds for tsunami victims. In a novel way to again rally the rugby community after $63,000 was collected at the New Year's Day youth tournament, the football union has decided to donate $250 for every try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484592/rugby-union-sponsors-tries-weekend-games-help-victims
  5. Rugby Union floats idea of all-star match

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay An exhibition match featuring overseas stars is being considered by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to raise funds for tsunami victims. An initial campaign by the union ... grateful to everyone who gave generously,' said Allan Payne, the union's executive director. 'People have been talking of holding a match in Hong Kong. This is one of many ideas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485042/rugby-union-floats-idea-all-star-match
  6. Rugby union to tackle tournament's ticket touts

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... undermined by touts. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union said it would meet representatives of all 10 foreign travel agencies that paid fees to secure the right to sell tickets as part of their travel ... a complete no-no. It's breaking the rules and we're in discussions with the HKRFU about how to put a stop to that,' Mr Jowsey said. 'The rugby union could demand airline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543109/rugby-union-tackle-tournaments-ticket-touts
  7. RuGBy ORGANISERS thank helpers

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... guiding visitors in the corporate hospitality areas, and shuttling important match information to the control tower,' said Beth Coalter of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and Tournament ... Jonathan Powell Tournament organisers said they were grateful for the assistance of students who helped behind the scenes at the Rugby World Cup Sevens last week. Around 50 students worked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494743/rugby-organisers-thank-helpers
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002860/full-time-rugby-must-hk
  9. At first, it's try, try, try ... and try again

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Hong Kong, mini rugby is played by children between five and 12. They then graduate to Colts rugby, a critical stage for those who want to turn professional. There are more than 17 mini rugby clubs catering to about 2,000 registered players. The governing body is the Hong Kong Mini Rugby Football Union, which is part of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The rules are tailored ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631688/first-its-try-try-try-and-try-again
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989900/unions-sevens-cut-gives-game-away

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