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  1. Kandy Sevens shapes as dress rehearsal for World Cup qualifiers

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... from Oceania. 'The inclusion of a Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in Dubai is an exciting development for the women's game,' said IRB president Syd Millar Fight ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's trip to Kandy for the Sri Lanka Sevens next month could well shape up to be a dress rehearsal for the Asian qualifiers for the 2009 World Cup Sevens in Dubai. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605228/kandy-sevens-shapes-dress-rehearsal-world-cup-qualifiers
  2. HK eager to be Asia's finest

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Varty said. More exposure to the world's best is vital in the run-up to next year's qualifying process for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow and with the 2016 Rio Olympics ... in the HSBC World Sevens Series when they run out to defend their title at the Borneo Sevens today. 'We deserve more than one tournament on the IRB World Sevens Series, and the new tournament ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979931/hk-eager-be-asias-finest
  3. Funding boost for Asian Five Nations

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... tier A5N will be used by the IRB to decide Asia's representatives for the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. 'This competition is vital for the development and expansion of rugby ... This is the first time HSBC have become involved in local and Asian rugby since they stepped down as title sponsors of the Hong Kong Sevens back in 1997. 'The HSBC Asian Five Nations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627163/funding-boost-asian-five-nations
  4. World is shrinking as globe-trotting Rhinos forced to widen their scope

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with Robby Nimmo Hong Kong's police and army forces have been a backbone of rugby for many years, beginning in the early days of the colony and the Sevens back in 1976. One squad has the runs on the board- and the stripes on their shirts- to prove it. Twenty-five years ago, the Rhinos RFC were borne out of a desire to get out and play a good game of rugby in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709959/world-shrinking-globe-trotting-rhinos-forced-widen-their-scope
  5. Sports Diary

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Golf: Nissan Open, Pacific Palisades, California; Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur. Soccer: World Cup Concacaf zone first stage, first round, second leg qualifier; African Olympic qualifier. Rugby ... Palisades, California; Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur. Soccer: World Cup CONCACAF zone first stage, first round, first leg qualifiers; African Olympic qualifier. Rugby Union: Six Nations Championship, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444502/sports-diary
  6. Asia's oldest tournament axed for being 'too unwieldy'

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the Asian Championship in its present form is not rosy at all. The tournament's importance has been undervalued by the fact rugby is now a medal sport at the Asian Games and the World Cup ... decided the Asian Rugby Football Tournament (ARFT) was no longer viable. The biennial ARFT, the world's oldest regional rugby tournament next to the Six Nations (formerly the Five Nations), ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/588092/asias-oldest-tournament-axed-being-too-unwieldy
  7. Simpkin's Sri Lankans pose tough hurdle for HK

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the Hong Kong Football Club on May 14. This clash will undoubtedly be the decider as to who will progress into the final round in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Asian Zone qualifying group- and Sri Lanka ... now been dropped from the national set-up- Simpkin quit his position and pulled out of the tour party to the Hong Kong Sevens. His resignation raised a huge storm. While Sri Lankan rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546976/simpkins-sri-lankans-pose-tough-hurdle-hk
  8. All hail the cup-shaking heroes of the Hermit Kingdom

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... the country's giant-killing run at the 1966 World Cup. Having been granted permission to visit the country in October 2001 to talk to the seven surviving members of the squad, Gordon pieced together ... for the World Cup. For the life- long Sheffield Wednesday fan, however, the festivities in Frankfurt, Cologne and Stuttgart could never compare to a night four years ago when rice wine flowed between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555972/all-hail-cup-shaking-heroes-hermit-kingdom
  9. Rivalries abound- just ask Buddha

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... the famous trans-Tasman rivalry. The Bledisloe Cup is the most traditional form of that. Now it's found its way to Hong Kong. 'A test match in Asia shows rugby is alive and kicking in this part of the world and will grow fast. The environment is infectious and the missing links are Asia and North America.' 'Like the NAB in Asia, rugby's tentacles were spreading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658660/rivalries-abound-just-ask-buddha
  10. Brilliant Hong Kong maul hapless UAE

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... that mantra in abundance as they went on a 10-try romp past the United Arab Emirates to a 62-3 victory in their final game this season. Japan, Asia's perennial World Cup representatives, might ... deal,' Rees said. Indeed. Come the 2015 World Cup, and if Japan automatically qualify - by virtue of finishing in the top 12 in this year's World Cup - then the second-best side in Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968492/brilliant-hong-kong-maul-hapless-uae

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