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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Rugby to make a splash at inaugural Hong Kong Beach Festival

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 08:24pm

    ... Staff Reporter The sport of rugby has been selected as one of the showcase events for the inaugural Hong Kong Beach Festival 2014 and it will be the centrepiece of the action Saturday ... 11-26. On opening day, as well as the event’s opening ceremony, several exhibition rugby matches and tournaments will be held. More than 30 teams will be take part in five-a-side games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1613882/rugby-make-splash-inaugural-hong-kong-beach-festival
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Up and under in Ulan Bator

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 09:32pm by Andy Hall

    ... for a training session with Mongolia’s national team – our fellow members of the Asian Rugby Football Union family. When all eyes in Hong Kong were on the opening weekend’s clash between HKCC and Valley, the domestic season in Mongolia had all but finished. However, preparations were already in place for Mongolia’s upcoming Snow Rugby competition and the players were also eagerly looking ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1613937/and-under-ulan-bator
  3. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Lack of TV coverage hinders Asia’s hopes of joining Super Rugby family

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:34pm by Reuters

    ... coverage is essential if Super Rugby wants to build its profile in Asia sufficiently for the continent to host a team over the next five to 10 years, the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union has said. With Super Rugby set to expand from 15 to 18 teams in 2016, an Asian franchise was tipped to join Argentina and a sixth team from South Africa in the competition, which also has five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1519352/lack-tv-coverage-hinders-asias-hopes-joining-super-rugby-family
  4. Sport - Rugby

    I’m the most qualified man for top job, says Pieter Schats

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:10pm

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong rugby’s new chairman Pieter Schats admits that the fashion in which he got the top job was “wrong” but insists he is the best person for the job and has the support of the entire local rugby community. Schats was elected unopposed on August 21 after previous chairman Trevor Gregory essentially picked him as successor, drawing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1582040/im-most-qualified-man-top-job-says-pieter-schats
  5. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Asian Super Rugby franchise ‘a bridge too far’

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... to host a Super Rugby franchise- and it certainly wouldn't be Hong Kong- the head of the Asian Rugby Football Union said, adding that no union or sponsor was in a position to underwrite the US$100 million five-year cost of hosting the southern hemisphere competition's 18th team. Arfu president Trevor Gregory, who also chairs the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, ruled out Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1518095/asian-super-rugby-franchise-bridge-too-far
  6. Sport - Rugby

    HKRFU names its first 10 icons for new rugby Hall of Fame

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:45pm

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on Friday night inducted 10 people into its new Hall of Fame, recognising a mix of union presidents, chairmen and other honorary officers, influential players and volunteers who have each left an indelible mark on Hong Kong rugby. The inductees in the inaugural class were RA De Rome, Hugh Moss Gerald “Gerry” Forsgate, Arthur Dennison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1513765/hkrfu-names-its-first-10-icons-new-rugby-hall-fame
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... to progress here,” said Watkins, 50. The Welshman believes the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (HKSRFUR) is keen to take on new ideas and there is a high level of interest. “My role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1584368/hugh-watkins-raises-bar-refs
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall set to continue as coach of Hong Kong’s 15s squad

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com His next task will involve preparing Hong Kong for two tests in November Hall set to continue as coach of 15s squad Andy Hall is set to continue as head coach of the Hong Kong 15s rugby set-up with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union launching an "internal" search for a full-time replacement for Leigh Jones. Hall's first task ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/fifteens/article/1581508/andy-hall-set-continue-coach-hong-kongs-15s-squad
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Former Hong Kong skipper Pieter Schats elected chairman of the HKRFU

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:03pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Schats in the hot seat as HKRFU chairman Former captain Pieter Schats took over as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union last night, saying he has "some large boots to fill". Schats replaced Trevor Gregory who stepped down after eight years to concentrate on his new role as the president of the Asian Rugby Football Union. "It is a great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1578658/former-hong-kong-skipper-pieter-schats-elected-chairman-hkrfu
  10. RuGBy ORGANISERS thank helpers

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Tournament organisers said they were grateful for the assistance of students who helped behind the scenes at the Rugby World Cup Sevens last week. Around 50 students worked ... guiding visitors in the corporate hospitality areas, and shuttling important match information to the control tower,' said Beth Coalter of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and Tournament ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494743/rugby-organisers-thank-helpers

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