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  1. Rugby sevens squad quietly confident of team success

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... says Chambers. The sevens squad are nominated for finishing second at the Rugby World Cup Sevens Asian qualifying tournament and winning the Denmark Sevens. 'Does qualifying for a World ... Alvin Sallay Rugby will be favourite to walk away with the prize in the 'team only' category, but sevens captain Andrew Chambers is not taking anything for granted. 'We ...

  2. 'HK would be fitting finale to World Cup'

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay In a move to bring sevens 'home', the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will make a bid to stage the final World Cup. The International Rugby Board confirmed yesterday ... it is understandable,' Gregory said. 'There is a bit of rivalry between Hong Kong and Scotland as to who is the home of rugby sevens. But we think it will be really appropriate for the last World Cup ...

  3. Hong Kong facing tough fight to host World Cup

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will face stiff competition in the race to host the last World Cup Sevens in 2013 with seven other unions chasing the showcase. The International Rugby Board (IRB) ... with the phenomenal level of interest in hosting Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013,' Rugby World Cup chairman Bernard Lapasset, who is also the IRB chairman, said. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) ...

  4. HK drops plans to bid for World Cup

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... making a bid for the 2013 World Cup sevens. The International Rugby Board has announced that Brazil, Germany and Russia have formally expressed their intentions to bid for the World Cups- for both men and women- in 2013. Hong Kong was expected to make a bid as the 2013 tournament will be the last World Cup before rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut at the 2016 Games in Rio de ...

  5. Japan bid lists HK as World Cup stage

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong has been officially confirmed by the International Rugby Board (IRB) as a venue for the 2015 World Cup and will stage five matches if Japan wins the right to host ... no doubt that Japan could organise an outstanding World Cup.' Japan Rugby Football Union chairman Nobby Mashimo while confirming that Hong Kong and Singapore would stage games, also said ...

  6. New format offers even more for HK Sevens fans

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Tietjens (pictured), New Zealand's eight-time IRB World Series-winning sevens coach, welcomed the move, saying: 'This is a good idea. In the past, if you lost in Hong Kong in the Cup ... World Series. The losing Cup quarter-finalists, who disappear before the traditional march-past on Sunday, will now be in action later in the day in the Plate semi-finals. The Plate winner ...

  7. Welsh wizards grab World Cup glory in thriller

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai The red Welsh dragon soared high last night at The Sevens. Wales defeated Argentina 19-12 in a pulsating final to lift the Melrose Cup for the first time and complete ... brought the scores level before Wales superior composure won the day. The inaugural women's World Cup - refereed by Hong Kong's Gabriel Lee Wing-yi - was won by Australia who defeated ...

  8. HK World Cup squad has a familiar feel

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... last night for the World Cup Sevens and the Hong Kong Sevens in March. 'It wasn't a simple job of picking the 12 players who got us through to the World Cup, and adding on four more ... teams for the World Cup in Dubai in early March and the Hong Kong Sevens later in the month will be picked from the 16 named last night. The four players who didn't feature ...

  9. HK Sevens teams announced

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox With the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens starting this week, the Hong Kong men's and women's squads were announced at a ceremony at the So Kon Po rugby grounds last Saturday. There is one change to the men's team that reached the semi-finals of the Bowl competition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai earlier this month. Andrew Chambers, ...

  10. Robertson back after injury hell

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong Rugby Football Union's high-performance unit- they are paid to play rugby- injured himself on the eve of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup Sevens in October. He made a brief ... at King's Park today. A badly torn left hamstring has kept the sevens star out of action for more than three months. With the World Cup Sevens just round the corner, Robertson (pictured) is keen ...




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