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  1. HK a step closer to World Cup spot

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. A no-frills 23-7 victory over China in Beijing yesterday moved Hong Kong one step closer to making their first World Cup appearance. Now they need to beat South ... Sri Lanka- for Asia's solitary ticket to France. Asia is one of the fastest growth areas in world rugby, but is only given one automatic berth to the World Cup. Japan are raging ...

  2. From handover to Sars, Sevens has seen it all

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... but I think the 1997 World Cup Sevens stands out. Hong Kong Stadium was virtually purpose-built for the occasion. The eyes of the world were on Hong Kong anyway because of the July 1 handover from Britain to China, so what better way to showcase Hong Kong than the World Cup Sevens. Chris Patten was there, of course. I think that was the year he decided to see for himself what it was like ...

  3. Veteran commentator strikes different note

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with Robby Nimmo Keith Quinn has been commentating on rugby since 1971. He's commentated at 10 Commonwealth Games, including the latest one in New Delhi, all six Rugby World Cups and eight Olympic Games, starting in Munich 1972. At the Hong Kong Sevens, he has commentated 21 times. For the 2010 fixture, rather than commentating, Quinn and wife Anne are running a tour. ...

  4. HK cruise into Shanghai Sevens semi-finals

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay There were no unpleasant surprises for Hong Kong at the Shanghai Sevens as they secured a semi-final berth at the Asian Rugby Football Union's inaugural satellite sevens series yesterday. Comfortable wins over Singapore (38-0), South Korea (26-17) and Sri Lanka (42-7) booked them a berth in the Cup semi-finals today with a game to spare. They meet Taiwan ...

  5. Hong Kong's World Cup dream crushed

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

    ... Alvin Sallay There was no help at hand in Tokyo- or for that matter in Incheon, South Korea- as Hong Kong's dream of qualifying for the 2011 World Cup was cut to shreds by rampant ... of staying alive in the World Cup qualifying campaign by finishing second and claiming the spot in the cross-continental play-off against Uruguay, as South Korea were leading 17-0 in Incheon ...

  6. Asia's real World City is Singapore

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Women's World Cup. Hong Kong had one in tenpin bowling for women, hardly a show-stealer. As we face a new beginning, with incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying taking up the leadership in a few ... as a sporting destination. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is notably the leader in this aspect, with the annual Hong Kong Sevens. Next year the union will host the British and Irish Lions. ...

  7. World Cup set for HK return

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... to be a formality for the SAR, which hosted the World Cup meet for seven straight years from 1994 to 2000. 'There's a big chance that Hong Kong will host one of the legs again during the 2005-2006 ... Unus Alladin Some of the world's top swimmers are poised to return to Hong Kong in December next year as the SAR appears likely to host one of the legs of the Fina World Cup after ...

  8. Resolutions we'd all like to see

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong. Let the work begin so the fun and games can also start soon, and not later than 2018. If Hong Kong is to have any chance of getting a few games at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, we have to show hosts Japan and the International Rugby Board that a world-class facility is ready and available. To the Hong Kong government: Let's promise to continue with the Mega Events Fund. ...

  9. HK could host 2015 world swimming championships

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the 2015 world championships and will ask for financial support from the government,' Wong said. The aquatics championships are swimming's equivalent of the soccer World Cup, featuring ... Hong Kong is in the running to host its biggest-ever global sporting event - the 2015 Fina World Aquatics Championships - if the government will help. With the government still ...

  10. Morris and Wood love being back in their home from home

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Hong Kong is a home away from home for Phil Morris and Kathleen Wood, a true rugby power couple. 'I met Woods [as he calls her] in Hong Kong in 1995, I was playing scrumhalf for Aberdeen Rugby Club, and she was playing flanker for Aberdeen ladies. It was pretty much instant attraction. We had rugby in common, and a lot of friends in common. It was easy, ...




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