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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Off-site venue to get rugby fans in the zone

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Six days of music, sports and entertainment for 30,000 people who miss out on Sevens tickets Off-site venue to get rugby fans in the zone An extra 30,000 people will be able to follow the action at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens next month at the first Hong Kong FanZone in Central. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will set up the first ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    HKRFU spreads rugby message in school exchange platform

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKRFU invests Sevens profits in school-exchange platform to push game Spreading the rugby union message With millions of dollars in profits from the Hong Kong Sevens, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is reaching out to local and international schools, offering to invest in improving and maintaining their sports facilities. In return, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    TVB Pearl to replay Rugby Sevens final after cutting live coverage

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Broadcaster apologises for cutting live coverage of the dramatic decider between Fiji and Wales TVB to replay Rugby Sevens final The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens ... after being 19-0 down at half-time. But the broadcaster was blasted by rugby fans after it cut away from a finely poised final with minutes to go- to show its regular news broadcast. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Rugby tackles social issues at Chinese school

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com First Chinese school takes on rugby scheme The principal of the first local Chinese school to sign up for the inaugural School of Rugby programme in Hong Kong has said it will broaden the horizons of his pupils. Dr Yeung Wing-hon, principal of Confucius Hall Secondary School in Causeway Bay, called it an honour to work with the Rugby Football ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong Sevens offers only 3,000 tickets for local fans by public ballot

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 02:59pm by Amy Nip

    ... for tickets to the Hong Kong Sevens could be as fierce as the rugby on the pitch after it was announced yesterday that only 3,000 tickets for next year's event will be available via public ... of those least interested in the event and sport in general." Trevor Gregory, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, said: "With the increasing growth in numbers in Hong Kong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Number of people trying for Hong Kong Sevens tickets plummets

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Amy Nip

    ... Stadium, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union said yesterday as it completed the allocation ballot. Last year, 50,000 applications were received for 4,000 three-day passes. Some 5,000 passes were ... with the sponsors, rugby club members and international visitors who will make up the bulk of the crowd for the March 28-30 tournament. But the majority of applicants sought the maximum two tickets for each ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Cambodian sevens team set for Asian School Boys championship

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the 12-strong Cambodian team taking part in the inaugural Asian School Boys Rugby Sevens Championship at King's Park in Ho Man Tin today. "We have eight players who come from the poorest ... children every day, among them the majority of the rugby players hoping to make a mark on their first visit to Hong Kong. And rooting for them will be Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Public faces luck-of-the-draw ballot for Hong Kong Sevens tickets

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a fair and equal chance," Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said. "We have tried different systems over the years with people queuing up and online sales, ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - SPORT

    British and Irish Lions can't stand the Hong Kong heat

    Posted May 31st 2013, 10:31am by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... to reach a high of 33 degrees Celsius. The run-up to the match has already been followed closely by foreign media after Hong Kong’s rugby sevens captain Rowan Varty was dropped then reinstated ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong Stadium pitch needs replacing, expert group says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... have to be staged elsewhere during the closure of the stadium. "We understand the Rugby Sevens is an important international event. So, we are now planning to start the reconstruction ...




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