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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Rain damage forces cancellation of Sunday’s mini rugby

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 11:48pm

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has announced that because of Saturday’s heavy downpours and the resulting damage to the Hong Kong Stadium pitch, it has been forced to cancel all mini rugby games that were scheduled to be played before the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday morning. Saturday’s inclement weather had already resulted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1460608/rain-damage-forces-cancellation-sundays-mini-rugby
  2. Sport - Rugby

    ‘Offside test’ no longer a reliable instrument of rugby knowledge

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 12:35am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... Kenny shares some insights gained from his travels around Hong Kong Stadium on the final day of the Sevens My colleague Tim Noonan averred on Sunday that the attraction of rugby for many ... self-esteem. It got me thinking about the levels of actual rugby fandom at the Sevens, though. My own observations tell me that sections of the audience have little interest in rugby and come primarily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461220/kennys-kickabout
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Up-and-coming HK player Brian Leung inspired by HKSI elite status to pursue his rugby dream

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 11:04am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Leung inspired by elite status to pursue dream With a bright career path now open for rugby players, local talent Brian Leung Ka-kiu is even more determined ... granted access through the HKRFU's school programme. "A friend of my mum is a coach in Operation Breakthrough," said Leung. "He brought me to rugby during the summer before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1460539/brian-leung-inspired-hksi-elite-status-pursue-his-rugby-dream
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong rugby needs ‘depth’ to strengthen squad

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:09pm by Mathew Scott

    ... taking great interest in how the advent of full professionalism has started to alter the landscape of sevens rugby in Hong Kong. The All Black great knows first-hand the benefits a full-time ... aren't there. Until you get depth and a bigger rugby scene where that feeder system comes into play, you might do all right in one or two tournaments but you get a few injuries and you slip right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461121/hong-kong-rugby-needs-depth-strengthen-squad
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Salom Yiu hopes HKSI status will attract more locals to rugby

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:51pm by James Porteous

    ... Kam-shing is hoping rugby sevens' new full-time status at the Hong Kong Sports Institute will convince more local families to encourage their children to take up the sport. In a sport seen ... will be convinced that rugby is a valid career option. I do feel like a role model, I want them to know that locals can be rugby players as well – not just gweilo Salom Yiu  "Hopefully now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1457997/salom-yiu-hopes-hksi-status-will-attract-more-locals-rugby
  6. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s ‘absent sons’ leave a fine rugby legacy

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 08:11pm by Robbie McRobbie

    ... in numerous spheres around the world, and none more so than international rugby. A brave, and rather unlikely claim you might feel – after all, rugby was for most of the period of British colonial ... empire combined with the hard-working local Chinese ethic, has combined to provide more than its fair share of international rugby stars. Indeed, if one was to select a fantasy sevens team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1419296/hong-kongs-absent-sons-leave-fine-rugby-legacy
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Big man with big dreams achieved big things

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:46pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Did we spot a tear in Trevor Gregory’s eye and a little catch in his voice when he chose to go public that this would be his last Hong Kong Sevens as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. Gregory used the pre-tournament press conference to announce to the world he was stepping down after eight years as head honcho. While it wasn’t a secret to the rugby community, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1458408/big-man-big-dreams-achieved-big-things
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Why world-class facilities at HKSI mean players have no excuses not to succeed

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 10:40pm by James Porteous

    ... and conditioning specialist for the rugby teams as he leads a tour round the Hong Kong Sports Institute's gymnasium. About the size of three tennis courts, it's packed wall-to-wall with all manner of machines and heavy iron. In one corner Hong Kong rowers are getting out their Concept2s for the day's loosener, while women rugby players have your correspondent eyeing his puny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1454988/why-world-class-facilities-hong-kong-sports-institute-mean-rugby

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