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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong reach Rugby World Cup Sevens despite Singapore final loss

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at Moscow World 7s To Russia with love- that's where Hong Kong are heading after they qualified for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens by finishing in the top three in the fourth and final ... the forfeiture of their title of Asian sevens champions to Hong Kong, who claimed it by winning two of the three previous legs of the series. This last leg was all about World Cup qualification but Japan ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Loss of fly-half Keith Robertson bad for Hong Kong Rugby Club's World Cup bid

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong's best players, will miss the entire HSBC Asian Sevens Series, which this season serves as the ranking tournament for the Asian World Cup qualifiers in Singapore in November. And he may ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Playmaker's decision to put playing career on hold to train as a pilot will dent team's World Cup aspirations Blow for HK as Robertson takes ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Sevens World Cup may continue after it becomes Olympic sport

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... may not be the last The International Rugby Board will look at keeping the World Cup Sevens and playing it between Olympic cycles following the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro when sevens makes its debut as a medal sport. The IRB had previously maintained that the Moscow World Cup would be the last one now that sevens has been included in the Olympics. But chairman Bernard Lapasset, ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Jamie Hood in last-minute dash to make World Cup qualifiers

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hood in late dash to makeWorld Cup qualifiers Hong Kong left last night to play in the Asian qualifying tournament for the Rugby World Cup Sevens without ... the icing on this cake by qualifying for the World Cup Sevens in Moscow next June. To do this, Hong Kong have to finish in the top three in the 12-team tournament in Singapore. "We ...

  5. Rugby bosses hail Sevens' new format

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Rugby bosses hailed the Hong Kong Sevens' new format as a resounding success last night - and leading the chorus were its instigators, the International Rugby Board, and the guinea pig, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. For the first time in its 37-year history the famous sevens tournament was split in two - with a 12-team world series for the elite teams ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Moscow cuts capacity over World Cup Sevens clash with Lions tour

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the Rugby World Cup Sevens, they will appear before a smaller audience. Russian organisers yesterday revealed that the 75,000-seater stadium will be reduced in capacity to between 45,000 and 50,000 ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai alvin.sallay@scmp.com Advertising and hoarding to fill third of stadium as World Cup Sevens and Australia tour collision expected to reduce crowd Moscow cuts capacity ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    HK rugby women's team to beef up defence to secure World Cup berth

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Squad must strengthen defence as they target first-ever World Cup spot in Moscow HK rugby ladies close ranks for Cup berth The emphasis will be on defence as Hong Kong seek to qualify for the Women's World Cup Sevens in Moscow next year, and captain Royce Chan Leong-sze believes the goal is within reach. The women have higher hopes ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong wary of Philippines in rugby sevens

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... it to Moscow and play in what could be the last World Cup Sevens." With sevens a medal sport in the Olympics, the International Rugby Board has said the Moscow tournament could be the sixth ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Skipper Varty warns of danger in Singapore Sevens, which is Asia's World Cup qualifier Hong Kong wary of Japan-based Philippines squad Captain Rowan ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong on cusp of reaching 2013 World Cup in Russia

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Singapore alvin.sallay@scmp.com Defeating South Korea in Singapore Sevens semi would ensure Asian champs qualify for Moscow showpiece HK just a single match from World Cup berth Hong Kong are one win away from booking their passage to Moscow for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens after the Rowan Varty-led side swept aside all opponents to march ...

  10. Sevens world found totally free of doping

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I'm very pleased to say we are clean.' The world governing body's testing programme operated across the World Cup (989 tests), rugby sevens (489 tests), age-grade competition (138 ... in competition and 1,127 out of competition, across 15s and sevens in every continent during a year that also saw a record-sized blood-testing programme at the World Cup in New Zealand. There were only ...




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