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  1. Sevens wonder

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... rush in to her cluttered office in Sports House, So Kon Po, with a multitude of queries. It is from here that Coalter, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's Sevens tournament manager, is masterminding the staging of this year's event, which is also the Sevens World Cup. There are rugby balls on a shelf and photos dotted around showing her with players during previous Sevens ...

  2. Scrumming down

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... The Rugby World Cup Sevens will kick off a thrilling year, writes Unus Alladin RUGBY FEVER IS set to grip Hong Kong once again this year when the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens gets under way, ... Cup Sevens in 1993 in Murrayfield, Scotland. Four years later, Fiji stormed to victory in Hong Kong. The third World Cup Sevens was won by New Zealand in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 2001. Hong ...

  3. 'Shocked' DeA Tigers chief vows to appeal Chan's 20-week ban

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay DeA Tigers will appeal the 20-week suspension handed out to their Hong Kong star Chan Fuk-ping and are praying that he can still play in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in March. ... a regular member of both the 15-a-side and sevens teams. 'We are all gutted for Chan. He has done so much for Hong Kong rugby and the World Cup was supposed to be the pinnacle of his career. ...

  4. 'The Chiropractor' prepares to begin latest chapter of his life on the Emerald Isle

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... a stalwart of two previous Sevens World Cups including the inaugural edition at Murrayfield in 1993, is winding down a career that has seen him build a reputation as one of the most fearsome tacklers ... figure in Samoa's solid performances over the weekend. 'If you come from Samoa and you can't tackle, you're not a Samoan. After the 1995 15s World Cup, during my first year ...

  5. Moller and galaxy of stars to light up sevens showpiece

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin World Cup winner Andreas Moller of Germany heads an impressive lineup of experienced players who will do battle in the Masters Cup tournament at this month's HKFC Philips ... country to victory in the 1990 World Cup final, the German has a European Championship medal and has won European and World Club cups for Dortmund and a UEFA Cup medal with Juventus. Rummenigge ...

  6. Hongkongers enthralled

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Relatively few Chinese Hongkongers have watched a game of rugby, but the World Cup Sevens is helping change that. The locals who turned up in this weekend's tournament said the game was great fun. 'I come here to support the Hong Kong team. It's my first time at the Sevens and the atmosphere is awesome,' said Koko Lee Ho-suet, 18, who was standing up ...

  7. Upbeat Lomu works his magic

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... and at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong next year. First he needs a transplant. A friend has volunteered his kidney and Lomu talks passionately about this man who would give up part of him to help ... disease has manifested itself in his feet, swollen like a rugby ball and with no feeling. 'Eighty to 90 per cent of my body is as strong as can be,' Lomu said yesterday. 'It's ...

  8. Replay: The week in review

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unrelated allegations of sex crimes and caps a torrid week for English football. Rugby union: Australian Aborigines and refugee groups announce plans to protest outside grounds at the World Cup ... they are fair game for actions against today's abuses,' Children Out of Detention group co-ordinator Dianne Hiles avers. FRIDAY Rugby union: Australia open their World Cup campaign by dodging ...

  9. Take a punt on Dingley and Whyte

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... I don't tip, full stop,' said Whyte as he and good friend Dingley got together in a week where their two codes, rugby and racing, also celebrated their friendship at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. Ironically, Whyte rode the winner of the feature race, sponsored by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. And he kicked home another winner to boot. Notorious tipsters, these jockeys. ...

  10. Cup victory case of deja vu for Yip

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Dennis Yip Chor-hong yesterday revisited his finest moment as a jockey in his sophomore year as a trainer, winning the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2,400 metres) ... quickly to overhaul Supreme Rabbit, who'd won the race 12 months earlier and been primed for a repeat by trainer Tony Cruz. The Queen Mother Memorial (then called the Queen Mother's Cup ...




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