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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong keep faith in midfield pairing

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 10:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to the midfield combination of Jake Phelps and Lloyd Jones for the biggest game in the city's history, the 2015 World Cup repêchage against Uruguay, after Lee Jones was rested for the sevens season. ... and Zimbabwe in the final repêchage play-off on a home-and-away basis for the 20th and last spot at the World Cup. Joining Hewson, Bennett, Baddeley and Leung in the forwards are Leon Wei Hon-sum, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1560010/hong-kong-keep-faith-midfield-pairing
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Tourists run in six tries to overwhelm former Super Rugby champions

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 12:23am by Reuters

    ... Lancaster he was on the right track to build depth as he prepares for next year’s World Cup with a 38-7 victory over the seven-time Super Rugby champions Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch ... they would put in a performance that would make them proud and I thought they delivered that. “I keep coming back to the bigger picture and what we’re trying to do and get the squad ready for a World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1535162/tourists-run-six-tries-overwhelm-former-super-rugby-champions
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Captain Nick Hewson says 15s switch helps sevens cause

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:26pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to play in a Rugby World Cup [2015 in England] and it's a big year for sevens," Hewson said. Hong Kong will take on Uruguay in the first stage of the repêchage in Montevideo ... and the rest of the sevens squad well as they look forward to one of the biggest games in their lives when they meet Uruguay in the World Cup repêchage on August 2. Hewson, who will lead Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1556754/captain-nick-hewson-says-15s-switch-helps-sevens-cause
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Coach Hall hopes Hong Kong guile can overcome Uruguayan strength

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:23pm

    ... in the Rugby World Cup repêchage competition in Montevideo on August 2. As the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union this week announced its training squad for the team that will make the two-day, 40-hour ... game between Russia and Zimbabwe. The ultimate champion of the repêchage process will advance to the World Cup in England next year as the bottom seeds in Pool A, where they face Australia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1557326/coach-hall-hopes-hong-kong-guile-can-overcome-uruguayan
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Injury woes pose headache for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Despite setbacks, coach Andy Hall is confident of a strong showing in World Cup repêchage Injury woes cast cloud over crucial rugby clash Hong Kong rugby head coach Andy Hall will face an anxious few days as he waits for fitness reports on several key players before naming a 23-strong squad for the 2015 World Cup repêchage game against Uruguay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1557301/injury-woes-pose-headache-hong-kong
  6. Sport - Rugby

    A hop, skip and numerous jumps ahead of biggest game in HK history

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:39pm by Andy Hall

    ... in Hong Kong 15s rugby history. The August 2 Rugby World Cup repêchage game in Uruguay is, without question, a huge challenge. It is truly a “test” match, and as we look ahead to arguably our ... for two previous Rugby World Cups, Los Teros have in recent months drawn against the United States and beaten Russia – two teams with significant RWC pedigrees. Much like their Argentinian big ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1554912/hop-skip-and-numerous-jumps-ahead-biggest-game-hk-history
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Wallaby Nick Cummins released by ARU to join Japanese club

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney ‘Honey Badger’ will miss World Cup as family situation forces Asian switch Wallaby Cummins bound for Japan Wallabies winger Nick Cummins has been released from his contract to sign with Japan’s West Red Sparks for next season, ruling him out of the 2015 World Cup, officials said on Friday. The shaggy-haired Cummins, a cult figure known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1546463/wallaby-nick-cummins-released-aru-join-japanese-club
  8. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Don’t read results now as World Cup guide, says McCaw

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... results now as World Cup guide The All Blacks are shutting out talk that their series win over England is a good omen ahead of the World Cup, insisting they are taking one match at a time. ... consistently said through the tour they have an eye on the World Cup on home soil next year. But captain Richie McCaw said history showed that form before the World Cup was not always a handy guide. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1537131/dont-read-results-now-world-cup-guide-says-mccaw
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Rugby league convert Sam Burgess ‘not an automatic choice’ for World Cup

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... the task confronting him in his bid to make it into hosts England's 2015 World Cup squad were quickly put to rest. The rugby league international will return home to join Premiership side Bath ... to be fast-tracked into the World Cup squad," England rugby union coach Stuart Lancaster insisted. "It's going to be extremely difficult for a player to come from rugby league in October ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1430540/rugby-league-convert-sam-burgess-not-automatic-choice-world-cup
  10. Sport - Rugby

    World Cup back on Hong Kong’s radar after Canada trip

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:17pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong 15s players involved in sevens training stint are preparing for Uruguay qualifier World Cup back on radar after Canada trip It will be back to the business of qualifying for the 15-a-side World Cup for rugby sevens stars Nick Hewson and company after Hong Kong returned from a 10-day Canadian training camp described by sevens head coach Gareth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1555440/world-cup-back-radar-after-canada-trip

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