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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Rugby union wins access to Hong Kong Sports Institute

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Hong Kong Sports Institute opened its doors to rugby sevens. The entry of the only team sport at the elite training academy - there are 15 other disciplines from athletics to wushu - was welcomed by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which called it a historic moment for the sport. It will now have access to government funds for the next four years, with about HK$5 million ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Rugby tackles social issues at Chinese school

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com First Chinese school takes on rugby scheme The principal of the first local Chinese school to sign up for the inaugural School of Rugby programme in Hong Kong has said it will broaden the horizons of his pupils. Dr Yeung Wing-hon, principal of Confucius Hall Secondary School in Causeway Bay, called it an honour to work with the Rugby Football ...

  3. Extra training for new stars of rugby

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung You might think that athletes could take a long break after major tournaments. But this is not the case for 40elite players selected by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and HSBC. The union and the bank co-organised a training camp for the most outstanding performers at the first All Hong Kong Inter-School Rugby Sevens competition. The inaugural tournament ...

  4. Sevens fires students' rugby passion

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Members of TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College's rugby team celebrated their first anniversary with a visit from the Hong Kong national team's dragon mascot last Saturday. The school in Tin Shui Wai formed a team only 12 months ago after students were inspired to play rugby after attending the opening day of last year's Hong Kong Sevens tournament. The Leisure ...

  5. Rugby pioneer's surprise at award

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com When Ruth Mitchell came to Hong Kong 36 years ago, little did she know the immense role she would play in women's rugby union in the city. Born and bred in Liverpool, Mitchell was a big fan of Premier League soccer side Everton and had never even played rugby before she set foot in Hong Kong. But she made such an impression over the years ...

  6. Finding his feet in the scrum of rugby

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung For Tank Lam Hip-hou, rugby isn't just a sport. It's something that gives meaning to his life. 'If I didn't learn to play rugby,' the 23-year-old says, 'I may have hooked up with gangsters or even become addicted to drugs.' As a teen, Lam says, he lost his way- and it was rugby that helped him get back on the right track by giving him ...

  7. At first, it's try, try, try ... and try again

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Hong Kong, mini rugby is played by children between five and 12. They then graduate to Colts rugby, a critical stage for those who want to turn professional. There are more than 17 mini rugby clubs catering to about 2,000 registered players. The governing body is the Hong Kong Mini Rugby Football Union, which is part of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The rules are tailored ...

  8. Mini rugby targets major upgrade on record for largest tournament

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hours before the All Blacks and the Wallabies meet in the fourth Bledisloe Cup clash next Saturday, the stars of the future - children from 18 mini rugby clubs - will put Hong Kong rugby on the map when they take part in a Guinness World Record attempt. More than 3,000 boys and girls from the Hong Kong Mini Rugby Football Union will take part in the world's largest mini rugby ...

  9. Hong Kong to thank after jersey collection triggers strong interest in Rwanda rugby

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... their Valley jerseys. Rugby is booming in Rwanda - thanks to the generosity of the local rugby community and Ruth Mitchell, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's director of development whose ... Rwanda's famous mountain gorillas - played at the inProjects Kowloon RugbyFest, a 10-a-side tournament, in March. They finished as Plate runners-up. 'When the players went back, each of them ...

  10. Our sports officials need to learn a rugby lesson

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In spite of this, and the government's professed interest in how to develop local sport, the fact that rugby union's top two teams, New Zealand and Australia, have been in town preparing ... schools and hosting training camps. Mini-rugby clubs have been assigned tickets to encourage children and their families to witness a world-class sporting event. In the morning, before the match, ...




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