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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 ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Wallaby Kurtley Beale dropped over ‘offensive’ text messages

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... offensive" text messages dating back to June, the Australian Rugby Union said on Thursday. Beale came under investigation by the ARU following a bust-up with a team official on a flight from South ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Selectors opt for mix of veteran nouse and new blood for Russia tests

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 09:24pm

    ... SCMP Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on Wednesday announced its extended 33-man training squad for the two home tests against Russia next month. Hong Kong will play ... of a showcase of rugby which will be preceded by the Natixis Cup featuring an HKFC President’s Select side against high-flying French Top 14 outfit Racing Metro (15:00), and an HKFC-Shanghai interport ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Russia can take Hong Kong to the next level, says Dai Rees

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 09:09pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... rankings up by beating them at home," said Dai Rees, head of technical development and performance at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The main reason behind [the Russia invitation] ... level," Rees said. Russia, ranked 19th in the world, failed in their bid to qualify for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, losing out to Uruguay who clinched the final berth last weekend on the aggregate ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - EVENTS

    Writing on the wall as Singapore starts hunting for tournaments to stage

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:29pm by Reuters

    ... sponsors HSBC and also the headquarters of the Asian Rugby Football Union. However, it's not all been smooth sailing for the Sports Hub, with the pitch at the stadium extremely sandy ... on staging a British and Irish Lions tour match, international tests and a leg of the rugby sevens series at its new US$1 billion Sports Hub. Sports administrators in Hong Kong have long feared ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Green light for Asian team in Super Rugby

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:50pm by AP

    ... Super Rugby competition in 2016 with governing body Sanzar confirming on Wednesday that one of those nations will be home to the 18th team. Sanzar had already committed to expanding ... the focus of considerable investment by the International Rugby Board in recent years and is a strategically sound location for the evolution of Super Rugby,” said Sanzar chief executive Greg ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies to allow players to move overseas

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:51am

    ... and still retain their test eligibility for at least part of the season, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said on Thursday. Australia, like many other rugby nations, have increasingly become ... long-term commitments to Australian rugby and help us to minimise the number of players who permanently relocate to foreign leagues.” The New Zealand Rugby Union, which faces similar pressures, have ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Frenchman Yannick Nyanga makes teary return to national rugby team

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... personal. I am not ashamed but it is bizarre. "However, this debate about footballers and rugby players should not have taken place. "It serves no purpose to stir up these debates, ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    An ‘All Black’ cloud is building over the future of Asian Games

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad saying it will be a “step-by-step” process. So what does the Asian Rugby Football Union think about it all? We asked Trevor Gregory to share his thoughts and, ... is for Asians and it must remain that way. And let’s hope, too, that every rugby union in Asia will carry the message to their individual NOCs, and ultimately to the OCA … Oceania is not welcome. ...




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