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  1. When life revolves around rugby and more rugby

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... didn't play rugby,' says Gemma, Clearwater Bay Primary School teacher. 'Holidays and weddings are planned around tournaments and training when you are married to a rugby player ... Hong Kong Sevens and I've managed to survive years of being a rugby widow! I must really love him- or rugby! 'Patience is something the two of us have had to learn, but rugby is his ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Gold hopes weigh on rugby squad

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay History beckons Mark Wright and the men's rugby squad who begin their campaign for a first gold medal in team sports for Hong Kong at an Asian Games today. Expectations have been raised following Hong Kong's victory over top seeds and defending gold medallists Japan at the Borneo Sevens and Singapore Cricket Club Sevens in the past two months. Hong Kong ...

  5. Rugby pioneer's surprise at award

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com When Ruth Mitchell came to Hong Kong 36 years ago, little did she know the immense role she would play in women's rugby union in the city. Born ... in Hong Kong and Asian rugby union circles, but the award came as a total surprise to her. She thought she was attending the IRB Awards Dinner in Auckland the night after the World Cup final only ...

  6. Rugby takes root in villages for Sri Lankan orphans

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... it will obviously only strengthen rugby in this country,' says Meachen, who coached Tonga at the last World Cup. Words the IRB and its Asian counterpart, the Asian Rugby Football Union, will be glad ... His eyes are unsmiling. It is easy to picture 14-year-old Suman Nathan holding an AK-47 instead of a rugby ball. While the rest of the kids shout in joy and enjoy their first brush ...

  7. Payne calls it a day after 11 years as union chief

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Allan Payne will end an illustrious 11-year stint in charge of the day-to-day running of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) when he steps down as executive director ... the Asian Rugby Football Union and was appointed chairman of the HSBC Asian Five Nations tournament committee this year. HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said: 'Allan has had a tremendous impact ...

  8. Rugby team confident they can deliver historic victory

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... I have played in, for it is a potential turning point for rugby in Hong Kong.' A gold medal victory by the men's rugby sevens team would be a momentous occasion- the first time a team ... that Games.' Now Hong Kong rugby gets a second, and bigger, chance when the sevens competition takes place from November 21-23. Apart from Japan, the other major threats will come from South Korea ...

  9. Sevens fires students' rugby passion

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Cultural Services Department offered free tickets to the annual competition, featuring many of the world's top rugby union nations, to students taking physical education as part of their HKDSE studies. Last Saturday, students at the school entered the 'Name the Dragon' competition, organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union as part of the events promoting this year's ...

  10. The 40,000-ticket question- it's anyone's guess because the union doesn't know

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this year,' says Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director Allan Payne. 'We are not sure why there is such a huge demand as this tournament is not a milestone or a World Cup event.' ... the clubs, mini-rugby, the Rugby Union Club etc,' Payne said. 'The Hong Kong public got 6,000, which is more than last year. From the remaining 16,000, half goes to patrons and sponsors, ...




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