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  1. Trio survive the cut for World Cup Rugby Sevens

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... The trio kept their places as Hong Kong's World Cup Rugby Sevens squad were reduced from 20 to 14 players this week. They impressed the selectors during the SAR's training camp in New Zealand last week. The draw for the tournament, to be held at Hong Kong Stadium from March 18-20, was held last night. There will be a total of 81 matches at the World Cup compared with 67 ...

  2. iRB Rugby World Cup Sevens 2005

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He's a world beater, a pioneer and an avid fan of the Hong Kong Sevens. Discover his identity and read his exclusive column in your 40-page World Cup Sevens special on Friday. ...

  3. iRB Rugby World Cup Sevens 2005

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Robin Kwong In case you were too pre-occupied with the action on the field, CitySeen brings you a selection of the funnier- or just plain weird- messages displayed on the video wall above the South Stand: 'Dave, take the dress off sometime this ...

  4. RuGBy ORGANISERS thank helpers

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Tournament organisers said they were grateful for the assistance of students who helped behind the scenes at the Rugby World Cup Sevens last week. Around 50 students worked ... guiding visitors in the corporate hospitality areas, and shuttling important match information to the control tower,' said Beth Coalter of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and Tournament ...

  5. 'Olympics could kill off World Cup'

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'There could be another [tournament] in 2009, but who knows after that' The future of the Rugby World Cup Sevens is hanging in the balance. The sport's top official, Syd Millar, suggested yesterday that if rugby became an Olympic sport, it could then supplant the World Cup as the premier sevens tournament every four years, and leaving no room ...


    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In 1993 the Scottish Rugby Union wished to present the International Rugby Board with a perpetual trophy to be first played for at the inaugural Rugby World Cup Sevens at Murrayfield. ... the inventor of rugby sevens, Ned Haig, bounce in his grave if he knew the game which he devised purely as a short-term fundraiser would become an international sport- with a quadrennial World Cup ...

  7. Fiji hero Serevi fights in vain for sevens' inclusion in Olympics

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the voting took place. If sevens was born in Scotland, then Fiji are the guardian spirits of the game. When the South Pacific islanders won the Rugby World Cup Sevens in March in Hong Kong, defeating ... the World Cup. You wouldn't get this in 15-a-side,' Serevi said. Sevens also means a smaller number of athletes. With the IOC capping the number of athletes at 10,500, rugby's case ...

  8. Rogge invited as guest to Hong Kong showpiece

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has been invited as a VIP to the Rugby World Cup Sevens as rugby continues its campaign to become a medal sport at the 2012 Olympic Games. 'We have invited him to Hong Kong for the World Cup and we hope he will accept it. We want the IOC to see what rugby can offer to the Olympics. 'The World Cup ...

  9. No place like home

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to international sevens rugby. Welcome to Hong Kong- host of two World Cup Sevens and perhaps the rightful place to host the next and, possibly, last World Cup in 2009. The International Rugby Board believes that if the sport is readmitted to the Olympic Games in 2012, there may be no need to have a World Cup Sevens in the future. 'If rugby wins back its place in the Olympics, ...

  10. Kenyans make giant strides

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... technically remained at war with Japan until 1980 5 Has twice qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 6 Is the world's third-largest exporter of tea 7 Gave the world: Kip Keino and a host ... of the competition, having garnered experience at the 2001 World Cup in Mar del Plata, where they reached the bowl semi-finals. Inspirational captain Oscar Osula has dubbed their pool the 'clash ...




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