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  1. Why rugby is worth a try for troubled youngsters

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com 'That kid over there didn't get along with anyone on the team,' said Tank Lam Hip-hau. The part-time coach for the Breakthrough rugby team ... grant from the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged to increase its rugby training programme to 100 students for the year, expanding to include schools with a higher percentage of minority ...

  2. Ready to rumble

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Wallabies' and All Blacks' rugby union players scrum down with local pupils before a training session. More than 100 junior athletes from Tin Shui Wai Eagle Rugby Club and Australian International School had a chance to tackle the rugby stars ahead of the ANZ Hong Kong 2008 Bledisloe Cup today. From left, the Wallabies' Digby Loane and Hugh McMeniman, and All ...

  3. Question of charity

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police Rugby Football Club and Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, with Delaney's donating 70 per cent of drink takings. Some $10,000 went directly to one of this year's 12 beneficiaries, the epilepsy charity Enlighten, with the rest going into the Operation Santa Claus coffers. Members of both rugby groups are involved with another Operation Santa Claus beneficiary, the Breakthrough ...

  4. Quotes of the week

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I wholeheartedly apologise to my wife Kim and my girls for committing domestic violence Li Yang, founder of Crazy English It is just the way it has been reported: 'Rugby player drinks beer. Shocker' England manager Martin Johnson plays down the fuss over a night out by skipper Mike Tindall and teammates after a Rugby World Cup win The expected delivery date... ...

  5. A winning pitch for Tin Shui Wai

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rugby officials want to turn Tin Shui Wai from 'the city of sadness' into a field of dreams. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union wants to teach more young people and children ... success. The new rugby pitch will be a first in the New Territories. Building the artificial-turf field, measuring 92.5 metres by 60 metres, will cost HK$10 million. The government has provided ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their offices in Yangon. Final act for Super 15 rugby competition The Super 15 rugby competition reaches its climax in Hamilton, New Zealand, with the Waikato Chiefs (New Zealand) and the Sharks (South ...

  7. History-makers Part 4: Nelson Mandela

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Africa?s first black president in 1994. Playing rugby for peace Choose the correct alternative. When Mandela became president, his biggest job was to bring all the country?s races together/apart. But reconciliation wasn?t easy. Because of apartheid laws, South Africa had been banned from taking part in international sports matches for many years. Mandela arranged for the 1995 Rugby World Cup to come ...

  8. Invictus (DVD)

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... in the country's history, but this about a real-life hero- Mandela- and his inspirational handling of the new nation. Matt Damon shines as Francois Pienaar- the rugby captain who led South Africa to World ...

  9. Inspired tale of a real-life hero

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... shines as Francois Pienaar- the rugby captain who led South Africa to World Cup victory in 1995. Mandela is played by Morgan Freeman, who bravely steps up to the gigantic role, but falls short ...

  10. Hong Kong's finest sporting talent

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (cycling), Leo Au Chun-ming (squash), Leung Ho-chun (windsurfing), Kong Man-wai (fencing) Team Only Sport: Rugby Sevens Team Team Event: Track Cycling Team (Wong Kam-po and Kwok Ho-ting); Tenpin ...




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