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  1. HK earn Cup after whipping Brazil

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's stock in the International Rugby Board world rankings, with the city expected to move up from 29 into the mid-20s. A pleased Dai Rees, Hong Kong's national coach, said: 'It ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong picked up an early Christmas present when they won the inaugural Emirates Airlines Cup of Nations by defeating Brazil 37-3 ...

  2. West Indies so close to making presence felt

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... that saw the minnows of world rugby get close, but not close enough, in their group games at the Sevens. Three losses on the opening two days were followed by a 21-12 defeat to Uruguay yesterday, ... a regular fixture on the world sevens circuit. But the battle for recognition at home continues. 'We have become used to playing against the big guns,' he said. 'And they know when we ...

  3. Hong Kong edged out of Cup by Fijians

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A narrow loss to a Fijian select team - Uprising Beach Resort - saw Hong Kong missing out on a place in the Cup competition at the Heineken Hottest Sevens in Darwin yesterday. ... 26-0. But coach Rodney McIntosh was still left a satisfied man after the local squad defeated the Darwin Taipans 24-12 and then walloped the Australian Rugby Legends 52-0. ...

  4. Singapore, Philippines close in on World Cup

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Singapore and the Philippines took a step closer to November's Omega Mission Hills World Cup, after yesterday's fourball in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. But the fight ... to propel Singapore to the top of the leaderboard. The Filipino combination of Mars Pucay and Angelo Que shot a 66 to fall one shot back, but they have a seven-shot cushion from Hong Kong's ...

  5. Rwandans reach for the sky

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong is a whole new world for the wide-eyed men from the Central African country who will play in tomorrow's Kowloon RugbyFest at King's Park, and witness their first Hong Kong ... dwarfs that.' It is an alien world that Mugabo and 12 teammates have come to, thanks to the generosity of the Hong Kong rugby community and a few corporates who have got behind an initiative ...

  6. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in 1997, when they qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens, and in 1998 when they were invited back. In this last decade, Zimbabwe has spiralled out of control and is in economic collapse ... be daft to expect world rugby authorities to bar countries from taking part in events like the Hong Kong Sevens simply because of the sorry state of politics, or human rights, in that country. ...

  7. British medallists to be feted with grand victory parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and is expected to dwarf previous parades like the Ashes (cricket) win in 2005 and before that the 2003 Rugby World Cup victory. It is already been estimated that millions of flag-waving and cheering ... part, unless some go missing like the seven members of the Cameroon delegation who have gone missing from the Olympic village. Cameroon officials have admitted one footballer, one swimmer ...

  8. Captain warns HK not to take UAE lightly

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Five Nations. Hong Kong piled on massive half-century scores over the UAE on the last two occasions they met - in last year's A5N (62-3) and the inaugural Cup of Nations (72-14) last ... couldn't have come faster for Tauti, as it will be the end of a frustrating few months. The 31-year-old pulled out of the Hong Kong sevens squad earlier this year after straining his groin. ...

  9. Duley bids a final fond farewell to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... pilgrimage to the Hong Kong Sevens, Duley says even that won't lure him back. 'I am the world's worst spectator. This is why I cannot be a referee. I don't think I will be back for the Sevens.' Rugby in Hong Kong holds no more attractions for Duley. Sadly. ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Young Hongkongers take to the rugby pitch Rugby World Cup fever hits Hong Kong in earnest as hundreds of youngsters ... as the world's latest animal psychic. Sonny Wool successfully picked the All Blacks to win their opening Rugby World Cup match against Tonga yesterday, in New Zealand's answer to the late, great ...




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