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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hardworking Hong Kong face more new challenges

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... returns to a Hong Kong team which will face the pressure of finishing as the top Asian side at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, their final challenge in a long and gruelling season- but the break will be shortlived. The World Cup Sevens from June 28-30 at the Luzhniki Stadium in downtown Moscow will bring the curtain down on an eventful season. But relief for the tired bodies- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1262347/hardworking-hong-kong-face-more-new-challenges
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rules out bid to host World Cup Sevens in 2018

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of bidding to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, saying it would present "a difficult challenge" to host two international tournaments that year- the Hong Kong Sevens being the other- in the city. The International Rugby Board yesterday confirmed the World Cup Sevens would continue to be held every four years and would be played in between Olympic Games cycles with the next one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1260170/hong-kong-rules-out-bid-host-world-cup-sevens-2018
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Rowan Varty out to grab the silverware for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... if not for the World Cup Sevens. But having said that, this is a very nice place and everything has been great. It will be even greater if we can return home with some sort of silverware," said Varty. ... Alvin Sallay in Moscow alvin.sallay@scmp.com After five World Cups with little success, captain Varty says his men have eye on a trophy Hong Kong after silverware souvenir Rowan Varty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1269641/rowan-varty-out-grab-silverware-hong-kong
  4. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Germany smash Brazil for SEVEN as hosts suffer heaviest World Cup defeat

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:04am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Belo Horizonte Germans play Selecao off the park to reach final in one of the most staggering games of all time Brazil’s World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion ... us'- Reaction to Brazil's stunning World Cup defeat Germany advanced to Sunday’s final in the Maracana after a brilliant first-half blitz which included a burst of four goals in six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1550063/brazil-1-germany-seven-hosts-suffer-epic-meltdown-record-world-cup
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Jamie Hood in last-minute dash to make World Cup qualifiers

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hood in late dash to makeWorld Cup qualifiers Hong Kong left last night to play in the Asian qualifying tournament for the Rugby World Cup Sevens without ... the icing on this cake by qualifying for the World Cup Sevens in Moscow next June. To do this, Hong Kong have to finish in the top three in the 12-team tournament in Singapore. "We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1074085/jamie-hood-last-minute-dash-make-world-cup-qualifiers
  6. Sport - Rugby

    Pocock still a factor in Wallabies’ World Cup plans

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Despite second knee surgery, Australia coach is confident flanker will recover in time for 2015 Pocock still a factor in World Cup plan Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has backed David Pocock to return to top-flight rugby and push for a World Cup berth next year after the flanker underwent a second knee reconstruction in just over a year. The 25-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1442060/pocock-still-factor-wallabies-world-cup-plans
  7. Sport - Other Sport

    England can win rugby World Cup again, insists Jason Leonard

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 08:03pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... goal in English rugby union, which won the country its first and only World Cup back in 2003. With the 10th anniversary of that famous victory looming on November 22, Leonard is looking forward ... as ever – winning the Rugby Championship with an awesome display against South Africa last week – Leonard is confident the Red Rose brigade will bloom again come 2015 when the World Cup is played ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1330364/england-can-win-rugby-world-cup-again-insists-jason-leonard
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rugby needs ‘depth’ to strengthen squad

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:09pm by Mathew Scott

    ... taking great interest in how the advent of full professionalism has started to alter the landscape of sevens rugby in Hong Kong. The All Black great knows first-hand the benefits a full-time contract can offer a sportsman, having been part of the first wave of professional players to enter the game after the 1995 World Cup. "As a player it takes so much of the worry away," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461121/hong-kong-rugby-needs-depth-strengthen-squad
  9. 'HK would be fitting finale to World Cup'

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

    ... Alvin Sallay In a move to bring sevens 'home', the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will make a bid to stage the final World Cup. The International Rugby Board confirmed yesterday ... it is understandable,' Gregory said. 'There is a bit of rivalry between Hong Kong and Scotland as to who is the home of rugby sevens. But we think it will be really appropriate for the last World Cup ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695162/hk-would-be-fitting-finale-world-cup
  10. Forget about cricket, India needs you - to play rugby

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to shift into top gear as it strives to get a competitive team - India are making up numbers at the ongoing Asian qualifiers for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens - ready for the Commonwealth ... they beat Malaysia 48-10 in a World Cup qualifier in Mumbai. Gallagher also believes the future of Indian rugby lies within the rank and file of the army. There is a familiar ring to this - across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655093/forget-about-cricket-india-needs-you-play-rugby

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