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  1. 'Sevens shows HK should host World Cup matches'

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to allow the city to host a few games at the 2019 15-a-side World Cup. Mashimo, who is chairman of the Japan Rugby Football Union and also the Asian Rugby Football Union's delegate on the IRB council, said he hoped Hong Kong's sound record of putting on world-class rugby events would be enough to persuade the IRB to grant the city a few matches. 'Having watched the Sevens last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710229/sevens-shows-hk-should-host-world-cup-matches
  2. A relaxed approach to life

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... the Sevens but the rest of the world is catching up. They no longer put up easy 40, 50 points to nil wins like they used to.' Serevi, 41, is no stranger to local fans- he won Rugby World Cup ... Wong Yat-hei Rugby Sevens legend Waisale Serevi is a more relaxed person now that he doesn't have to fight for his country on the pitch anymore. The Fijian, who is in town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709525/relaxed-approach-life
  3. Gabriel Lee takes her whistle to a new level

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... she appears at the Women's Rugby World Cup in England. Lee, who left yesterday for the 12-team tournament which begins on Friday, already has had a taste of the big stage, having officiated at the final of Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai last year. 'It has been an amazing 18 months, and to be able to travel to and participate in another Rugby World Cup ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722176/gabriel-lee-takes-her-whistle-new-level
  4. A World Cup wake-up call for the nation

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South Africa is associated with prowess at rugby, traditionally a white sport. Nelson Mandela's appearance at the 1995 rugby World Cup final wearing South Africa's national shirt ... icon, now a frail 91, may make a brief appearance during today's opening ceremony of the first World Cup soccer tournament to be held on African soil. Barring a sporting miracle, it is too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716807/world-cup-wake-call-nation
  5. Olympic Sevens should be an inspiration

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like them or not, the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens have become an institution. They may be associated with foreigners, and frowned on by rugby traditionalists. Staid citizens may not embrace ... What set this year's tournament apart, however, is that it was also a celebration of the Sevens' emergence as a world version of the game. The founders 35 years ago could not have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710034/olympic-sevens-should-be-inspiration
  6. Win proves timely boost for HK women

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the most prestigious club and invitational sides. The 12 participating teams include eight national representative sides from Asia, led by reigning IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009 Bowl champions China, who recently beat the US Eagles in a major upset at the Las Vegas Sevens, and Kazakhstan, Asia's sole direct entry to the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup (15s) this year in London. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707413/win-proves-timely-boost-hk-women
  7. Jewel in the crown- Hong Kong sets the gold standard

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... America.' The IRB chief confirmed the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens will be the last one- as the sport didn't want to detract any glory from the Olympics. 'The IRB is in the process ... history, played a prominent role in the Olympic Games campaign, along with all events on the IRB Sevens World Series,' Lapasset told the South China Morning Post. 'Rugby sevens is unique ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709623/jewel-crown-hong-kong-sets-gold-standard
  8. 2016 Games can't come soon enough for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Australia captain Cheryl Soon held aloft the sevens World Cup trophy in Dubai last year and thought her world could not get any better. Then she undertook a mission 'so ... about my World Cup-winning experience. Winning in Dubai was an incredible experience, as was winning at the Hong Kong Sevens. I had no idea at the time where those wins would lead. They ended up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709852/2016-games-cant-come-soon-enough-australias-world-cup-winning-captain
  9. England glad to have Phillips back for Sevens

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The world's best sevens player, Ollie Phillips, will make a welcome return to the England fold for the first time this season when he makes an appearance at the Cathay ... to an evolving squad with Ben Gollings who, as captain, is playing some of the best rugby of his career,' Ryan said. The inspirational Phillips, who led the team in Hong Kong last year, played seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707161/england-glad-have-phillips-back-sevens
  10. World Cup will be more than sport, McCully pledges

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... any risk.' Just how important hosting the World Cup- and the game of rugby itself- is to the general public is highlighted by the fact McCully is under increasing pressure to focus more ... Mathew Scott For someone whose name will now forever be linked with the game of rugby, you would think Murray McCully would be at the Sevens over the weekend. Yet such are the demands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709862/world-cup-will-be-more-sport-mccully-pledges

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