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  1. 2 minutes with...JOHN MOLLOY

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JOHN MOLLOY The 48-year-old chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had a VIP seat at the Rugby World Cup final yesterday. But work commitments forced the former Hong Kong scrumhalf (1983-1989) to watch the England v Australia match on television. We asked him- before the final- about his thoughts on this World Cup and whether a Northern Hemisphere side would win it, at last. ...

  2. Rugby World Cup

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Rugby World Cup runs until November 22. The opening matches were played over the weekend. Teams from 20 nations are split into four groups of five. The top two teams in each group ... Saturday - Pool A, Australia v Romania, in Brisbane, 4pm; Pool B, France v Japan, in Townsville, 5pm; Pool C, South Africa v England, in Perth, 8pm. Record breakers Most World Cup points scored ...

  3. Juniors going all out for shot at rugby World Cup

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong's under-19 rugby squad faces a tough challenge to match the heroics of last season, when they qualified for their first-ever World Cup. The 23-strong squad left on Saturday for the week-long Asian Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The tournament is a qualifying event for next year's World Cup in South Africa. Hong Kong are drawn ...

  4. Youth celebrate New Year with rugby fest

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... remains as popular as ever. 'It is growing in popularity as a good sporting event particularly in this rugby World Cup year,' said Naylor, who himself plays for local club side CBRE ... by Microsoft and JP Morgan, has existed in various forms since 1967 when the inaugural rugby match was held between Hong Kong schoolboys and their overseas counterparts. This year there will be seven ...

  5. Rugby's Barmy Army descends on Sydney

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... in preparation for this weekend's all-or-nothing Rugby World Cup showdown with Australia. Up to 40,000 members of the so-called Barmy Army are expected to march on Sydney's Olympic Stadium ... Respiratory Syndrome. Saturday's final represents England's best chance of snaring a world-class sporting trophy since the nation's soccer team beat Germany in the 1966 World Cup ...

  6. Festival frolics at firms' rugby bash

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong About 4,000 people turned up for yesterday's Professions Sevens, an annual fund-raising rugby tournament filled with action, fun and, inevitably, beer. This year's ... prominent rugby personalities, also turned up to, in his own words, 'mess around'. The day had a carnival atmosphere and rugby was just one of the many attractions to help pass the time. ...

  7. HK come from nowhere to snatch a World Cup berth

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Against all odds, Hong Kong clinched a place at the World Cup in November with a dramatic fightback yesterday to take the fourth and final qualifying berth in the Nation's Cup ... in the foursomes to shoot 70, one of only two rounds under par, to give Hong Kong a four-round total of 284 and take them to the World Cup for the first time since 1996. 'It's an accomplishment ...

  8. Coelho laments the loss of World Cup stars

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland in Tokyo Constant comparisons with the team that reached the semi-finals of last year's World Cup have been greeted with disdain by South Korea's coach Humberto ... at the Asian Games. Coelho argued that assessing the hastily assembled team that defeated Hong Kong on Thursday against the side that beat Italy, Spain and Portugal in the World Cup last year ...

  9. Niu on a high for World Cup after giant-killing act in Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Rising Chinese star Niu Jianfeng declared herself 'fit and ready' to do battle once again in the US$85,000 Volkswagen Women's World Cup starting today in Hong ... and Olympic champion Wang Nan and then world number one and World Cup titleholder Zhang Yining in the title-clinching match of the ITTF Pro Tour finals on Sunday. It was the sort of performance ...

  10. Former sponsor Cathay Pacific returns to co-pilot the Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After six years as sole title sponsors for the Hong Kong Sevens, Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) has decided it needs a partner. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) yesterday ... the tournament could help Hong Kong regain its visibility in the world. 'Earlier [president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong] Timothy Fok and I were talking about ...




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