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  1. Serevi returns to sacred turf for one last tilt

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Serevi, who has figured in all three previous World Cup Sevens, will return to his favourite hunting ground after missing the last two Hong Kong Sevens. He holds an unparalleled record in Hong ... Alvin Sallay 'He is determined to play one more time in Hong Kong. He has done more than enough to make the grade' The spiritual guardians of sevens rugby Fiji will be fuelled ...

  2. Free-for-all as giants move into last eight

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... against easier opponents than the chasing pack in the IRB Sevens World Series. New Zealand have drawn Portugal and England play Russia in the quarter-finals. The others have it tough. Fiji meet ... will have to be on top of our game as we will be the target for everyone.' Russia, who qualified for the first time for the Cup competition in an IRB sevens tournament, will be fired up, hoping ...

  3. 2 minutes with...PAUL HALEY

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the judicial committee to make. I have no problems with the decision. Who is the most high-profile player you have sent-off? Fiji's Marika Vunibaka in 1997. Fiji had just won the Sevens World Cup ... I broke my neck on a tour game in Malaysia in 1993. I was out of action for seven months. When I recovered, I knew my rugby playing days were over but I wanted to stay in touch with the game so ...

  4. Samoa call on strongman Sititi

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... who are a good bet to win the fourth World Cup which kicks off on Friday at the sold-out Hong Kong Stadium. Newcastle Falcons flanker Sititi has been included in a Samoa squad showing seven ... is a huge event anyway, but being a World Cup makes it extra special. Samoa asked about my availability, and with the Falcons having no game this weekend, [Newcastle's director of rugby] Rob ...

  5. Clean up the rules and this game will fly, says Aussie O'Connor

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

    ... time since the strains of Waltzing Matilda were heard at the end of the day on Sunday at the Hong Kong Sevens- the last time five-time winners Australia won the Cup Championship was in 1988. ... to say, with sevens in Australia, we have not really put enough resources and energy into it, especially with the advent of Super rugby which drew a lot of good players,' O'Connor said. ...

  6. Door open for new converts as fans Down Under turn to yoga

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... credence in the rugby world. It's still the original and best sevens tournament,' said one rugby event promoter. Constant sunshine makes a desert, but there's nothing like the Sevens ... Paul Gaffney, used to live up there and loved playing sevens for Hong Kong. He gets tickets through his rugby mates who are still there,' Steeles said. We are bound for Byron Bay, the land ...

  7. King Serevi steers Fiji to a new crown

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Perennial favourites Fiji grabbed World Cup Sevens glory again when they lifted their second Melrose Cup in front of 40,000 delirious fans at Hong Kong Stadium last night. The classy islanders defeated rivals and defending champions New Zealand 29-19 in a thrilling final. Fiji last won the World Cup in Hong Kong in 1997 and they proved yet again they are the true ...

  8. Game does its bit to ease world hunger

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... was a high priority, WFP was hoping to use events such as the Rugby World Cup Sevens to highlight hunger. 'The WFP is grateful to the IRB for giving us this opportunity to highlight the needs ... 25,000 people died every day from hunger-related causes. That means that during each 15-minute sevens match- including the half-time break- at the World Cup, 260 people died from hunger. During ...

  9. Tokyo tournament tipped to join world series

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

    ... Alvin Sallay Tokyo is favourite to host one of two new legs in an expanded HSBC Sevens World Series. The city could come on board either next year or in 2013. International Rugby Board ... of these tournaments. Asia is a strong sevens region and there is huge potential for growth.' Apart from Hong Kong and Dubai, which have always been regular stopovers since the world series began in 1999, ...

  10. Hong Kong have one hand on World Cup slot

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Taiwan stand between McIntosh's boys and Dubai A treasured spot at the 2009 World Cup Sevens is in Hong Kong's sights. The home team, brushed aside the huge blow ... at every World Cup Sevens. 'We definitely can win this tournament,' said pumped-up debutant Mark Goosen who had a blinder, especially in the second game against Sri Lanka which Hong Kong ...




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