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  1. HK coach glad they snubbed Sri Lanka Sevens

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... qualifiers for the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. But coach Rodney McIntosh insisted that the decision to stay away from Sri Lanka was the right one and that he was keeping his powder dry before ... of 12 teams from the region will take part at the Hong Kong Football Club event in October with two teams qualifying - and joining hosts Arabian Gulf - to represent Asia at the World Cup Sevens ...

  2. Rugby team confident they can deliver historic victory

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... played in, for it is a potential turning point for rugby in Hong Kong.' A gold medal victory by the men's rugby sevens team would be a momentous occasion - the first time a team sport ... defeated Japan 31-28 in the Cup final in Borneo, the second leg of the Asian Sevens Series. It was an accomplished victory, and a comfortable one with the score line not really telling the story. ...

  3. Sixes is on a spinning wicket as it faces up to challenge in Singapore

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... an international series, rugby officials decided to go for it, despite some misgivings that the world-famous tournament would lose its status. But over the years, the Hong Kong Sevens has grown even more ... to the winning team was received with the same measure of equanimity with which Aravinda de Silva treated bowlers in his prime. Sri Lanka's World Cup winner De Silva was one of the 'stars' ...

  4. It's a revolution for wizards from Oz

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... Rugby World Cup Sevens finalists 2 Gets more snow than Switzerland 3 Has more Abba tribute bands than any other country 4 Is the flatest continent 5 Is home to 250,000 varieties of fungi 6 More ... Sevens in Los Angeles last month. His contract takes in the World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong and next year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Australia are sixth in the IRB Series after four ...

  5. Simpkin calls for greater access to elite sides

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this weekend plays host as the Asian qualifying tournament for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong. 'We can never get New Zealand or Fiji to come here because the IRB will not sanction such a move as this tournament is not part of the official World Sevens Series. How can rugby develop across the world if sevens tournaments like this are not allowed to invite the top ...

  6. Test is yet to come for Fiji after rout of Malaysia

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Mullen

    ... and the recalled David Batiratu completed the rout. After a mistake-riddled Fiji handed South Africa victory in last month's USA Sevens Cup final following a disastrous first half, Tanivula knows his ... will be no different; it is going to be huge, with Russia and Kenya who are physical sides, and we just have to get up and be ready to get through to Sunday.' Russia are a rising force in world rugby ...

  7. Jonah's revenge

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... newcomers to the World Cup stage: Kenya, Chile, Russia and Georgia. Defending champions Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia topped their respective pools and were joined in the Melrose Cup ... arrival on the world stage with seven tries in two games. New Zealand, meanwhile, suffered a huge blow when inspirational captain Eric Rush broke his leg playing against England. Jonah Lomu filled ...

  8. Japan should not forget roots while eyeing big-time

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... being founder-members of the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU)- along with Hong Kong and Thailand- to being the sole representative of the region at the past five World Cups, Japan has proudly ... the rugby gospel in Asia. Japan have bigger fish to fry these days- preparing for the World Cup. The country, which has won 13 of the past 18 Asian Rugby Football Tournaments, has sent second-string ...

  9. Caroliners fire on all cylinders to boost their AFC Cup hopes

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... better had we played at Hong Kong Stadium.' The Hong Kong Stadium was not available because of preparation work of this weekend's Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament. South China were ... Chan Kin-wa South China coach Kim Pan-gon was a relieved man after watching his side hammer Persiwa Wammena of Indonesia 6-3 in the AFC Cup at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground last night. ...

  10. Asian giants unfazed by demand to bid for two tournaments

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Top Japanese rugby officials said they were caught by surprise by the International Rugby Board's move to ask countries to bid for both the 2015 and 2019 World Cups ... were bidding for the 2015 World Cup. But afterwards, we heard that 2019 was also up for grabs.' Tokumasu, who was in Hong Kong for the launch of the HSBC Asian Five Nations this week, said ...




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