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  1. Rugby bid 'hinges on faster work on arena'

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Any delays in building the Kai Tak sports hub would scupper plans for Hong Kong to host a pool of the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosted by Japan, according to a top sports official. 'If the new stadium at Kai Tak comes on board only in 2019, it might potentially rule us out of hosting a few matches,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. His ...

  2. Rugby chief sends out sevens SOS

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Top Hong Kong Rugby Football Union official Trevor Gregory has sent out an SOS to the local rugby community, asking it to get behind the East Asian Games by purchasing a ticket for the two-day event in December. Tickets for the rugby sevens competition - being played for the first time at the East Asian Games - went on sale three weeks ago and so far only ...

  3. Rugby breaks new ground with a field of dreams

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union says it will build the first rugby pitch in the New Territories, and hopes the facility in Tin Shui Wai will help the town to overcome its reputation as the 'city of sadness'. 'It's a dream come true,' said Tin Shui Wai Eagle Rugby Club president Eddie Lau Hau-chun at the groundbreaking ceremony ...

  4. HK rugby referees injured in 2002 escape unscathed

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... residents three years ago remain fresh. This is particularly so for the executive director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, Allan Payne, since 10 were members of the Vandals. 'I think ... Raymond Ma Two Hong Kong rugby referees who were injured in the bombings three years ago were in Bali again this weekend to take part in the same tournament. Neither was hurt this time. ...

  5. Bledisloe Cup 'definitely on in Hong Kong'

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Fears that the Bledisloe Cup will be moved from Hong Kong to England due to poor ticket sales were rubbished last night by a leading union official. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) ... the game would go ahead, although he admitted sales had been poor. 'I have spoken to the people concerned at the Australian and New Zealand rugby unions and they have assured me the game ...

  6. Now TV tipped to show rugby cup

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... PCCW's Now TV has emerged as the clear frontrunner to broadcast this year's Rugby Union World Cup in Hong Kong. IMG, the tournament's official broadcasting rights company, ... the Setanta Sports Channel is confident PCCW will obtain the broadcasting rights since it will not show the World Cup in Hong Kong itself. Setanta, a 24/7 international rugby channel, was launched ...

  7. Wright leads HK rugby's bid for 'holy grail' of team gold

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

    ... Mark Wright will lead Hong Kong rugby's bid to win a first team sports gold medal at the Asian Games. The versatile forward will carry the expectations of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which listed winning a gold medal as the primary target in its five-year plan. 'Mark and the other 11 players have the massive responsibility of bringing home a gold medal. They owe ...

  8. The little rugby dragons

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... for a family day of rugby fun next Sunday. The very first 'Rugby Fun @ Wan Chai' will be held from 2pm to 6pm at the Southorn Playground. Organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ... the sport,' he said. The Wan Chai Rugby Fun Day is one of a series of promotional activities organised by the HKRFU. The union also conducted a two-day rugby clinic for nearly 90 underprivileged ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is undoubtedly a fantastic weekend but I am becoming increasingly disappointed by how the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union 'manages' local ticket sales and at the attitude of Allan Payne, the union's executive director, who appears uninterested in anything but boasting about how all tickets are now sold. Last year the rugby union managed to treat applicants like cattle. This year, ...

  10. Sorry, David, you can't fight Goliath

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay After 36 years of the Hong Kong Sevens, we will have a system of institutionalised sporting apartheid heaped on our event thanks to the International Rugby Board's ... will not have the same opportunity, simply because the world governing body is of the mind to use this world-famous event- one responsible for raising the profile of rugby sevens so high ...




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