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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong has bid to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in a move described as an "insurance policy" by leading official Trevor Gregory. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had previously stated it would not bid for the 2018 edition as it could not host two major sevens tournaments- the Hong Kong Sevens and the World Cup- in one year at the Hong Kong Stadium. "But we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1441301/hosting-world-cup-sevens-2018-insurance-policy-says-gregory
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Slow going at old Kai Tak keeps World Cup dream grounded

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kai Tak stadium will not be ready before 2018, and that’s a crying shame. Otherwise Hong Kong would have been able to put on the Hong Kong Sevens and host the Rugby World Cup Sevens later ... The International Rugby Board has called for tenders from unions interested in bidding for the 2018 RWC Sevens, as well as being part of the IRB Sevens World Series beginning with the 2015-16 season. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1442655/slow-going-old-kai-tak-keeps-world-cup-dream-grounded
  3. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Winning not everything as Kiwis aim to raise game at Rugby World Cup Sevens

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Moscow alvin.sallay@scmp.com All Blacks Sevens team must defend a lot better if they are to improve on a modest record at the World Cup, warns skipper Forbes after day one ... up for a modest record at the World Cup Sevens. The All Blacks began their campaign with a 31-12 victory over Canada yesterday, leaking two tries, which by their high standards is a no-no. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1271284/winning-not-everything-kiwis-aim-raise-game-rugby-world-cup-sevens
  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hosts Russia win Bowl title at Rugby World Cup Sevens

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the men's World Cup. It raised the roof at the venue of the 1980 Olympics, with the barely 8,000-strong crowd cheering their hometown heroes. "Rus-sia, Rus-sia", they chanted, ... on by the paltry crowd, the Russian bear rumbled to wins over Spain (17-7), Uruguay (38-0) and Japan. Asian teams met with little success in the Women's World Cup too. Japan were knocked out 19-14 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1272748/hosts-russia-win-bowl-title-rugby-world-cup-sevens
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Fiji threatens Commonwealth Games boycott over rugby sevens exclusion

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:05am

    ... their Sevens crown. “Our sevens rugby team has proven to the world by winning the World Cup twice that we can win medals at the Commonwealth Games,” Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic ... no provision for late entries. The Fiji netball team has been shut out for the same reason. Fiji are one of the biggest drawcards in world rugby sevens, winning Commonwealth silver in 1998 and 2002 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1456793/fiji-threatens-commonwealth-games-boycott-over-rugby-sevens
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1074974/hong-kong-reach-rugby-world-cup-sevens-despite-singapore-final
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Unbeaten Uruguay pose serious World Cup worry for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Only one team remain unbeaten in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (JWRT) and it isn’t Japan or Tonga, who contest Saturday’s final. It is Uruguay, whose performances over the past two ... [as part of] the qualifying process for the 2015 World Cup Uruguay rounded off the pool competition with a 16-13 win over Namibia and then watched anxiously, hoping Canada would do them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1486102/unbeaten-uruguay-pose-serious-world-cup-worry-hong-kong
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens regains status as only qualification tournament for world series

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com March event will be only qualification tournament for aspiring nations to join HSBC world series after criticism of set-up last season HK Sevens regains qualifying status The Hong Kong Sevens will once again be the main focus globally after the International Rugby Board made next March's showpiece the one-and-only qualification tournament ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1314075/hong-kong-sevens-regains-status-only-qualification-tournament-world
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Pocock still a factor in Wallabies’ World Cup plans

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Despite second knee surgery, Australia coach is confident flanker will recover in time for 2015 Pocock still a factor in World Cup plan Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has backed David Pocock to return to top-flight rugby and push for a World Cup berth next year after the flanker underwent a second knee reconstruction in just over a year. The 25-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1442060/pocock-still-factor-wallabies-world-cup-plans
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rugby needs ‘depth’ to strengthen squad

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:09pm by Mathew Scott

    ... taking great interest in how the advent of full professionalism has started to alter the landscape of sevens rugby in Hong Kong. The All Black great knows first-hand the benefits a full-time contract can offer a sportsman, having been part of the first wave of professional players to enter the game after the 1995 World Cup. "As a player it takes so much of the worry away," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461121/hong-kong-rugby-needs-depth-strengthen-squad

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