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  1. Women's World Cup must for HK

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay If Hong Kong wants to host the next Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2009, then the bid should include plans for a Women's World Cup, too. 'The International Rugby Board [IRB] is looking at how a women's World Cup Sevens can be held at the same time as the next World Cup Sevens for men in 2009. It is crucial for rugby in terms of future Olympic involvement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543133/womens-world-cup-must-hk
  2. China on brink of great leap into World Cup finals

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Board. Pugh predicted afterwards that if everything fell into place on the development front, China would be an Asian power to reckon with by the time the 2015 World Cup rolled along. His ... for the 2007 World Cup. 'They have made rapid progress as expected, and are now genuine contenders to make the top three in Asia,' said Jamie Scott, the secretary general of the Asian Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546768/china-brink-great-leap-world-cup-finals
  3. Rugby sevens event draws record crowd

    Posted Dec 04th 2006, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Sixteen teams and a record crowd of around 4,000 turned out for the Savills Professions Sevens rugby tournament yesterday as rival teams from the corporate world challenged ... is he a great player at 15s, as evidenced by his recent play for Hong Kong at the World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Korea. Today he showed his skill with an excellent try for Citigroup ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/574034
  4. Four Sevens add up to jubilation for England

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong Sevens (nine) than any other team. Fiji have also won two World Cups, staged in Hong Kong, including last year's tournament, when the boot was on the other foot and they pipped ... Donald Asprey Streakers invaded the pitch and fireworks burst from the Hong Kong Stadium last night after England won a record fourth consecutive Hong Kong Sevens. The Hong Kong Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543273/four-sevens-add-jubilation-england
  5. Sevens' success primes it for Olympic debut

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the world. This weekend it has made a triumphant return home. It has confounded predictions that following the Rugby Sevens World Cup played in Hong Kong last year, enthusiasm for this year's ... in Sevens history. The Rugby Sevens, first held in Hong Kong 30 years ago, has captured the world's imagination and fuelled the growth of a fast, exciting and unpredictable sport. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543072/sevens-success-primes-it-olympic-debut
  6. D'Acre leads sevens side for Singapore

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in this weekend's Singapore Sevens. Gibbs will be missing in action because he will be getting married in Australia. His place in the squad will be filled by youngster Rowan Varty, who was unfortunate to miss out on the Hong Kong Sevens last week. 'We knew that Alex would be getting married this weekend and that we would miss him. He is the only change to the side that played last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543694/dacre-leads-sevens-side-singapore
  7. Fanning the Sevens flame

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... and 2004 (Fiji won the Rugby Sevens World Cup here last year). The English have brought a strong squad, who won the silver medal at the recent Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. Other top ... Fung King-leung, 17, who along with Wai-san and many others attended the World Cup Sevens last year, thanks to the HKRFU's scheme. 'The All Blacks, Australia and England are among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542823/fanning-sevens-flame
  8. HK forced out of World Cup race

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... out of the running for the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens, said top official Trevor Gregory yesterday. The International Rugby Board announced this week that seven countries had submitted bids to host the fifth World Cup Sevens. Hong Kong was not on the tender list, which includes the Arabian Gulf (Dubai), Australia, Kenya, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa and the United States. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/566534
  9. Fiji captain gets ban for biting

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fiji's hopes of victory at this weekend's Singapore Sevens have been dealt a heavy blow with the handing down of a three-month ban to their captain Jone Daunivucu (right) for biting an England player during the final in last week's Cathay Pacific Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543750/fiji-captain-gets-ban-biting
  10. Singapore loss to have little impact on HK Sevens

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the past couple of years, including 2005 when the Rugby World Cup Sevens was held at the 40,000-seater Hong Kong Stadium. 'I don't think selling tickets will be a concern. Our bigger ... director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. With Adelaide replacing Singapore in the IRB Sevens series next season, fears were raised that this might result in a loss of tourists coming from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556649/singapore-loss-have-little-impact-hk-sevens

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