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  1. Can't catch me! Rugby fever starts young

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... Nazvi Careem A rare day of sublime weather brought out the best in the players and in the thousands of fans who revelled in the sunshine at the World Cup Sevens yesterday. A virtual full house of almost 39,000 at the Hong Kong Stadium made for a raucous party atmosphere on day two of the international festival of rugby. It was a case of wine, women and song as the girls from New ...

  2. What do you think of the security presence and the confiscation of inflatable beach balls and miniature rugby balls?

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the guards are very friendly here. The thing about rugby is it is always friendly. It is always good fun and the security is just part of it.' 4) Farzad Jamal, 37, from England 'The ... then.' 6) Joey Massa, 21, from Argentina 'I am happy with their presence. It's the same in all rugby games. They do not affect people's mood for the game or having fun. People ...

  3. Contracts 'a deal breaker for on-field success'

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com England's change in philosophy- of contracting players for sevens- has been partly responsible for their poor run at the Hong Kong Sevens in recent years, says former coach Mike Friday. Friday, who was behind Englan ...

  4. Samoa deal rare loss to England

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com If it was really the Pool of Death then England had forgotten to pay the ferryman extra to carry their opponents across the River Styx. They stumbled against Samoa in their final pool game last night. Despite losing capt ...

  5. England expect 'home crowd' boost

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I've got a little over-agitated when we've played them because it's a good indicator for English rugby at any level - we want to beat New Zealand because they are the best team ...

  6. New general manager joins HKRFU

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Ian McMahon, a former chief executive of rugby and soccer clubs in England and the US, has been appointed as the new general manager of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. ... executive of Caledonia Sports Management in the US. His experience in England includes stints as heads of Doncaster Rovers FC and Oldham Rugby League Football Club, and managing director of Hull ...

  7. Double jeopardy

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Samoa again, the Pacific islanders being the best second-placed team who always play the winner of pool B (England). This scenario has happened before. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union officials ...

  8. Sports diary

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... MONDAY Rugby union: Friendly, Argentina v Fiji Cordoba Tennis: Hamlet Cup ATP tournament, Long Island, New York; Pilot Pen WTA tournament, New Haven, Connecticut. TUESDAY Soccer: ... Italy. Rugby union: Friendlies, Scotland v Italy, Edinburgh; Wales v England, Cardiff. SUNDAY Hockey: Gold medal match, Amstelveen, Netherlands. Motor racing: Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest. ...

  9. Quadruple the fun so far in wide-open series

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Four tournaments, four winners. The script is perfect as the fifth leg of the IRB Sevens gets under way at the Hong Kong Stadium today. The only way it can get better is if England win their fifth straight Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday. If that ...

  10. Breaking new ground

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... staying at the Shinjuku Hilton. He has just caught up with Eddie Jones, the former director of rugby at Saracens and now national coach of Japan. 'Realistically, the coaches are looking ... the tour of South Africa. He won 57 caps, captaining England from 2008 to 2010 under the reign of Martin Johnson. As so often in rugby, injury ended his international career, and he failed to make ...




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