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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Rugby union wins access to Hong Kong Sports Institute

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... - was welcomed by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which called it a historic moment for the sport. It will now have access to government funds for the next four years, with about HK$5 million available annually for athletes only. "We have come a long way and this is the icing on the cake," said delighted Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1222426/rugby-union-wins-access-hong-kong-sports-institute
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Public to get 'even fewer' Rugby Sevens seats next year

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... to the public next year. This year, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union reserved 4,000 tickets for public sale, which were distributed via a ballot. However, 50,000 tickets were applied for. Now even ... To clarify the ticketing situation last year, the union issued a breakdown of the figures. At that time, local rugby clubs and the local community got 45 per cent; 14 per cent went to international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198341/public-get-even-fewer-rugby-sevens-seats-next-year
  4. HK rugby team chase sun to lift ranking

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... feature Brazil, Kenya and hosts the United Arab Emirates. The tournament, the brainchild of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and its counterpart in the UAE, will become an annual event ... to Europe and instead we looked elsewhere, and decided that Dubai was the perfect venue,' HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said. The initiative struck a chord with the newly formed UAE Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983712/hk-rugby-team-chase-sun-lift-ranking
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Rugby Sevens blow for defending champs Fiji

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Tomasi Cama, Kurt Baker, Toby Arnold and Scott Curry. Cakau ruptured a medial ligament in his left knee in training and a Fiji rugby medical officer said: "He will have to go through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1191779/sevens-blow-defending-champs-fiji
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Union chief hails sevens teams for spreading gospel

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Trevor Gregory leads praise while legend Serevi tells parents about game's life-changing impact Union chief hails teams for spreading the gospel A fulsome tribute was paid by Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chief Trevor Gregory to all the teams who were spending time inspiring local youngsters in the build-up to this weekend's action, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1194906/union-chief-trevor-gregory-hails-sevens-teams-spreading-gospel
  7. IRB under pressure to save World Cup Sevens

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

    ... Cup to continue taking place. 'If there is clearly a groundswell we would support it,' said Trevor Gregory, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman. 'While we will go all out ... Alvin Sallay The 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow may not be the last edition, with the International Rugby Board considering the prospect of carrying on with the quadrennial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742360/irb-under-pressure-save-world-cup-sevens
  8. Mexico to make debut at Sevens

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the March 25-27 tournament. With the International Rugby Board keen to fast-track Mexico- the country will be hosting the Pan-American Games in October with rugby sevens being a medal sport ... gives them an opportunity to compete at an international level in preparation for the upcoming rugby sevens competition at the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara later this year,' IRB Sevens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736963/mexico-make-debut-sevens
  9. Credit Suisse closes its account with Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The worst-kept secret in town was confirmed last night when Credit Suisse announced this is its last year as Hong Kong Sevens title sponsor. Just minutes before Hong Kong were drawn with South Africa, Wales and Spain in pool E at next month&# ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738482/credit-suisse-closes-its-account-hong-kong-sevens
  10. HK team to face tough challenge in Suva Sevens tournament

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong will step into the hotbed of sevens in January after accepting an invitation by the Fiji Rugby Union to take part in the ultra-competitive Suva Sevens. The annual tournament ... of the Suva Rugby Union, said: 'The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has made an enormous contribution over the past three decades to help Fiji sevens to get where it is today. We are pleased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695502/hk-team-face-tough-challenge-suva-sevens-tournament

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