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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens regains status as only qualification tournament for world series

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

    ... qualifying status The Hong Kong Sevens will once again be the main focus globally after the International Rugby Board made next March's showpiece the one-and-only qualification tournament ... Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said the new promotion/relegation format had yet to be confirmed but "in this way, we are assured of a new team on the circuit next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1314075/hong-kong-sevens-regains-status-only-qualification-tournament-world
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong has medal chance in women's rugby at 2014 Asian Games

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 10:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of becoming a full-time athlete at the Hong Kong Sports Institute are already paying off for women's rugby with Hong Kong now proving a serious challenger to Asian powerhouse China. With 12 ... including intensive gym sessions where the focus is on strength conditioning, is paying off." Rugby sevens, men and women, became an elite sport in April but the programme only came fully ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1343022/hong-kong-has-medal-chance-womens-rugby-2014-asian-games
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Handshake deal that led to riches for Hong Kong Rugby Football Union

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union and its first title sponsors Cathay Pacific and Rothmans, paved the way for the present financial clout of local rugby, HKRFU president Brian Stevenson revealed yesterday. ... to develop rugby in Hong Kong today." Stevenson said. From small beginnings- the profits from the 1976 tournament were around HK$6,000- the HKRFU today boasts total net assets of HK$273 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320193/handshake-deal-led-riches-hong-kong-rugby-football-union
  4. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Australian rugby league player denies biting penis of opponent

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Player insists he did not go after rival's private parts after receiving lengthy ban Below-the-belt bite claims 'laughable' Australian rugby league player Anthony Watts has denied biting an opponent's penis during a tackle in a local league game earlier this month. Watts, a former player in Australia's top-flight National Rugby League, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1312450/australian-rugby-league-player-denies-biting-penis-opponent
  5. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Brazil casts global net to fund rugby players to fill Olympic sevens teams

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo 2016 Olympic hosts looking for players to fill sevens teams for sport's games debut Brazil casts global net to find rugby players Brazil is sending a message to everyone who plays rugby out there: You want to participate in the Rio Olympics? Come talk to us! Hoping to put on a good show when rugby sevens debuts in the 2016 Games, the Brazilian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1294171/brazil-casts-global-net-fund-rugby-players-fill-olympic-sevens
  6. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Rugby stars back plans for calendar changes

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Stars back plans for calendar changes All Black great Richie McCaw and Irish flyhalf Jonny Sexton urged rugby leaders to move the June internationals and adopt an integrated global season to improve player welfare and safeguard the future of the game. The pair threw their weight behind a proposal by the International Rugby Players' Association (Irpa) to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1278920/rugby-stars-back-plans-calendar-changes
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong goes global as rugby sevens talent search hots up

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... as sevens talent search hots up Sixty players are being identified for the first intake of the rugby sevens programme at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, which will also undergo a global search for a team of coaches next week. With between HK$5 million and HK$8 million in government funding available annually, rugby sevens will take a massive step forward with officials from the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1261056/hong-kong-goes-global-rugby-sevens-talent-search-hots
  8. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Winning not everything as Kiwis aim to raise game at Rugby World Cup Sevens

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... "Yes, we are like the All Blacks. We have dominated the world of rugby over the past few years, winning the World Series more often than not. But all that doesn't matter this weekend. What ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1271284/winning-not-everything-kiwis-aim-raise-game-rugby-world-cup-sevens
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Rugby Sevens blow for defending champs Fiji

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Tomasi Cama, Kurt Baker, Toby Arnold and Scott Curry. Cakau ruptured a medial ligament in his left knee in training and a Fiji rugby medical officer said: "He will have to go through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1191779/sevens-blow-defending-champs-fiji
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Brazil, Uruguay qualify for Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... open in the 12-strong pre-qualification tournament for the finalists at the Consur Sevens (South American Confederation of Rugby) in Rio de Janeiro with hosts Brazil and Uruguay duly filling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1160276/brazil-and-uruguay-qualify-hong-kong-rugby-sevens

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