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  1. Part-timers 'need pro approach' to counter Japan

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of full-time players from New Zealand eligible under the IRB's three-year residency rule - was a step above the rest of the field, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance Ivan ... by a respectable 20-12 scoreline, were blown away by Japan - coached by ex-All Blacks winger John Kirwan - who ran in 18 tries in a devastating display of running rugby. 'It was a case of them playing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636598/part-timers-need-pro-approach-counter-japan
  2. Mainland team star in tertiary sevens

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... stronger each year with more and more institutions [outside Hong Kong] joining the fray,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's (HKRFU) community assistant manager, Brandon Huang. ... Rebecca Tsui Dongbei University clinch men's rugby Cup championship Seventeen men's and eight women's rugby teams played in the fourth annual Standard Chartered Bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626306/mainland-team-star-tertiary-sevens
  3. Fun all summer

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be run on a weekly basis and cost HK$2,500 to HK$3,000, depending on location. A 10 per cent discount is available on payments made by June 13. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (www.hkrugby.com) is holding a children's summer programme, starting on July 7, at various locations around Hong Kong. The aim is to introduce the sport of rugby to children with limited or no previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002201/fun-all-summer
  4. HK earn Cup after whipping Brazil

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's stock in the International Rugby Board world rankings, with the city expected to move up from 29 into the mid-20s. A pleased Dai Rees, Hong Kong's national coach, said: 'It was a fitting end to what was a very good week of rugby. I can't remember when Hong Kong last won a 15-a-side tournament, but what is more important is that we have blooded a number of new players ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988092/hk-earn-cup-after-whipping-brazil
  5. LEIGHTON DULEY

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The long-standing front-row forward resigned as director of clubs on the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's board of directors this week, rebelling against his peers' decision ... to happen. But knowing that the Union wouldn't fully support my initiatives, it was hard to continue. However, I hope I made my point. What will you do now that you won't be sitting on any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420829/leighton-duley
  6. Letters

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Chan, Mong Kok Spirit of HK Sevens betrayed The announcement by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and the International Rugby Board of the introduction of a new format ... opportunity in the world of rugby for the sport's smaller nations to play against its biggest. By segregating the tournament into halves, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has implemented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992274/letters
  7. Post haste

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the game into extra-time. A try by Captain Mathew Price during sudden-death secured victory for the Tigers in the first year of the competition. 'We haven't got much touch rugby ... Worthington. 'Many are too small for contact rugby, but they have pace, they're fit and have good skills, so I'm not surprised they played so well.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546865/post-haste
  8. Varty, Maclay punch holes in UAE

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as he felt the cardinal rule of rugby- to play as a unit- was not quite achieved. 'I'm not pleased, but neither am I disappointed,' said Jones. 'It was mostly an individual ... to see Rowan score four tries and Ally get a hat-trick. This is the type of rugby we want to play.' Hong Kong were allowed to do it as the UAE backs kicked away possession leading to superb ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999586/varty-maclay-punch-holes-uae
  9. Both sides come away happy as feisty HK pull out all stops

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... is one of the best performances against Japan in recent times and it is a big day for Hong Kong rugby,' said elated national coach Dai Rees. 'The boys have done Hong Kong proud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966507/both-sides-come-away-happy-feisty-hk-pull-out-all-stops
  10. A sporting chance

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... self-discipline, and co-operation,' says Brandon Huang, community manager at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The union (www.hkrugby.com) is offering programmes for children aged four to 11 ... Rugby, basketball, cricket and soccer promotional programmes for children are being run in Hong Kong this summer. The programmes are a low-cost way to introduce a child to a new sport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005421/sporting-chance

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