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  1. Forget about cricket, India needs you - to play rugby

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to shift into top gear as it strives to get a competitive team - India are making up numbers at the ongoing Asian qualifiers for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens - ready for the Commonwealth ... they beat Malaysia 48-10 in a World Cup qualifier in Mumbai. Gallagher also believes the future of Indian rugby lies within the rank and file of the army. There is a familiar ring to this - across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655093/forget-about-cricket-india-needs-you-play-rugby
  2. 'We'll bin World Cup for Games slot'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the World Cup Sevens, as the Olympics would then become the high point in the game's calendar, International Rugby Board chief executive Mike Miller revealed yesterday. 'We won't allow a situation, like in other sports, where there is something more important than the Olympics. My recommendation would be to make the Olympics the World Cup of rugby sevens,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628239/well-bin-world-cup-games-slot
  3. Seeding blow to HK's World Cup Sevens quest

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will have to travel a rocky road in their bid to book a place in the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai as they are unlikely to be given top-dog status ... March's Rugby World Cup Sevens. Hong Kong have participated in all four previous World Cups. They were invited to take part in the inaugural tournament in 1993 at Murrayfield, Scotland, then won ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650645/seeding-blow-hks-world-cup-sevens-quest
  4. SAR bidding to host Asia qualifiers for World Cup Sevens

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will be looking for home-ground advantage as they present a bid to host the Asian qualifying tournaments for the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in late September. ... teams at the 5th RWC Sevens for men and the inaugural women's World Cup in Dubai next March. 'We have made a bid to host the men's and women's qualifiers some time in late ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622473/sar-bidding-host-asia-qualifiers-world-cup-sevens
  5. World Cup seedings set for next month

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The seedings for the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens will be announced by tournament officials at next month's Asian qualifiers in Hong Kong. 'We will be announcing ... been confirmed. The Hong Kong event on October 4-5 will add another two as the qualifying process for both the men's and the women's World Cup hots up. Fiji, New Zealand, England, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651688/world-cup-seedings-set-next-month
  6. HK have home edge in bid for World Cup spots

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and the inaugural Women's World Cup. HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory, who welcomed the decision, said it would be a great opportunity for local fans to see some top-quality sevens rugby. 'We are very pleased that we will host the Asian qualifiers. This is a crucial tournament for local rugby as qualifying for the World Cup Sevens is part of our strategic plan in 2008,' Gregory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623659/hk-have-home-edge-bid-world-cup-spots
  7. Kenya coach treats short-form success only as a springboard to 15s World Cup

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Better known for long-distance running than rugby, Kenya has surprised the world by emerging as a genuine contender for honours at the IRB Sevens this season. This success ... nation,' said Osula, now manager of the Kenyan squad. 'I hope our good performances this year don't come at the expense of 15s rugby. Our goal must always be to take part in the 15s World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631490/kenya-coach-treats-short-form-success-only-springboard-15s-world-cup
  8. Celebrations as HK book World Cup spot

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Nights adventure after they booked their berth for the 2009 World Cup Sevens in Dubai yesterday. A magical display of pace, power and raw commitment gave Hong Kong a 26-0 victory over Taiwan ... Kong captain Andrew Chambers. Joining Hong Kong as Asia's representatives for the fifth World Cup Sevens will be Japan who defeated China 24-0 in the other semi-final. The Arabian Gulf ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655245/celebrations-hk-book-world-cup-spot
  9. Sri Lanka Sevens too risky for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on the war-torn island. Instead, they hope to play in a four-team tournament in Dubai, which will serve as a warm-up to the Rugby World Cup Sevens Asian qualifiers in Hong Kong in early October. 'We ... teams - will feature in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup Sevens to be played in March 2009 in Dubai. Two men's berths are available for Asia as the hosts, the Arabian Gulf, get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645339/sri-lanka-sevens-too-risky-hong-kong
  10. Ticket prices for HK Sevens stay unchanged

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Although the Rugby World Cup Sevens will be held in Dubai, three weeks before the Hong Kong event, the HKRFU is confident it will not have any impact. 'We would like to think the World Cup ... Alvin Sallay The world may be in recession, but fans will have to pay full price for a ticket to next year's Hong Kong Sevens with organisers keeping prices at HK$1,080 for an adult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663458/ticket-prices-hk-sevens-stay-unchanged

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