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  1. IRB under pressure to save World Cup Sevens

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow may not be the last edition, with the International Rugby Board considering the prospect of carrying on with the quadrennial ... of opinion among its member unions to keep the World Cup even though sevens has now been accepted into the Olympic Games. 'I think people are disappointed that there are only 12 spots available ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742360/irb-under-pressure-save-world-cup-sevens
  2. 'Ant' steps up as HK opt for youth

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the captain. The absence of the injured Mark Wright (who led Hong Kong last year as well as at the Asian Games) and Jeff Wong Chun-kiu (skipper at the Rugby World Cup Sevens and East Asian Games, both ... to introduce new players to the captaincy and Anthony has the benefit of being young and will likely still be in contention as we approach qualification for the Rugby World Cup Sevens [in 2013] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741912/ant-steps-hk-opt-youth
  3. HK rugby team chase sun to lift ranking

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... campaign for the World Cup. The repechage game was a one-off leg where the host team was decided on which team had the higher ranking,' Gregory said. Hong Kong coach Dai Rees welcomed ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com In a bid to boost their world ranking, Hong Kong will shun snowbound Europe and go to Dubai next month to take part in a new tournament that will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983712/hk-rugby-team-chase-sun-lift-ranking
  4. Pesamino misses Sevens for Samoa

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Pesamino, the leading try-scorer in the IRB Sevens World Series last season, is on the non-travelling reserves list, suggesting he is being kept in cotton wool for the 15s World Cup later this year. ... the Sevens World Cups here in 1997 and 2005). The other two former stars who have been brought back are Army skipper Dale Tonawai and David Batiratu, with the Fiji selectors believing experience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741238/pesamino-misses-sevens-samoa
  5. Tauti set for high-impact sevens debut

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... With eyes already set on the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow in 2013, Hong Kong will pin their hopes on Pale Tauti laying down the law as the influential forward makes his international ... a line in the sand after a disappointing Hong Kong Sevens. Now we enter what is really an 18-month preparation for the Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifiers ahead of the RWC 2013 in Russia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977069/tauti-set-high-impact-sevens-debut
  6. Credit Suisse closes its account with Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... they haven't come on since winning the World Cup [in 2009]. We will look forward to this match.' Rees was also happy that Spain were drawn in Hong Kong's pool. 'I was hoping we ... Alvin Sallay The worst-kept secret in town was confirmed last night when Credit Suisse announced this is its last year as Hong Kong Sevens title sponsor. Just minutes before Hong Kong were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738482/credit-suisse-closes-its-account-hong-kong-sevens
  7. Full steam ahead

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... He is omnipresent, having been at all 100 tournaments since the IRB Sevens World Series began in December 1999. But Gordon Tietjens, is typically humble and refuses to dwell on the past. He prefers to look to the future. The most successful coach in the history of world rugby is still hungry for more, despite being a sevens centenarian, and now looking ahead to the 2016 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969794/full-steam-ahead
  8. Winning all in the mind for HK

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... comes up, probably in 2014 or 2015. If the International Rugby Board uses the same format as it does for the World Cup Sevens, then we are likely to see an Asian qualifying event from which one ... dead' and wasn't talking about his taste in music. Rees was referring to some poor decision-making by Hong Kong at the Borneo Sevens last Sunday in the Cup semi-final against arch-rivals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980783/winning-all-mind-hk
  9. Mega deal heralds new era for Sevens

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... untenable when HSBC took over the International Rugby Board's Sevens World Series, of which Hong Kong is the jewel in the crown. Cathay and HSBC were partners in the Hong Kong Sevens from 1980 up to the first of two World Cup Sevens held in Hong Kong in 1997, when the global banking giant did not renew its contract because of the Asian financial crisis and uncertainty after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968164/mega-deal-heralds-new-era-sevens
  10. Rugby girls tackle start-up problems

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hurt. Inspired by the current Rugby World Cup, Young Post decided to find out whether this is true, and met up with four local rugby-playing girls. Ivy Fong Chun-sin is the most experienced ... Kevin Kung Thanks to the annual Rugby Sevens, the sport has become very popular in Hong Kong in recent years. But the development of junior girls' rugby in the city is still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982069/rugby-girls-tackle-start-problems

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