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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Loss of fly-half Keith Robertson bad for Hong Kong Rugby Club's World Cup bid

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... me aware of the opportunities of living in Hong Kong and still playing rugby after completing the programme," Robertson said. "It is about the right time for me to do something. I have had a good run with rugby up until now. But I have to think about the future too, and look at the bigger picture." A key member of the sevens squad for the past six seasons, Robertson ...

  2. Rugby bosses hail Sevens' new format

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Rugby bosses hailed the Hong Kong Sevens' new format as a resounding success last night - and leading the chorus were its instigators, the International Rugby Board, and the guinea pig, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. For the first time in its 37-year history the famous sevens tournament was split in two - with a 12-team world series for the elite teams ...

  3. Missed opportunity to bolster HK's sevens campaign

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Poor Brian Stevenson. The president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had lost his Blackberry and wasn't aware the International Rugby Board was hosting a cocktail party until Hong Kong Olympic chief Timothy Fok Tsun-ting asked him why he hadn't turned up. Fok, who had been invited by the IRB, managed a quick visit to the rugby shindig before hurrying ...

  4. Extra play to boost carnival mood

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn The organisers are throwing in a bunch of crowd-pleasing perks and treats The annual three-day Hong Kong Sevens rugby will kick off on March 26 at the Hong Kong Stadium, with a line-up of 24 international teams. The Cathay Pacific Credit Suisse First Boston Hong Kong Sevens 2004, widely recognised as the premier tournament in the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens, ...

  5. Q&A

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Robby Nimmo How does HSBC feel the face of the Hong Kong Sevens will be different with their sponsorship? The Hong Kong Sevens is the flagship of the bank's rugby sponsorship ... defended the decision, saying the tickets went to rugby clubs and its stakeholders. Many people pointed fingers at HSBC? Ticket allocation is the responsibility of the HKRFU and it is up to them ...

  6. Counting on the Games for a great leap forward

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo In Sevens circles 'Johnny' Zhang Zhiqiang is already considered a legend, but China's best-known rugby ambassador has yet to fulfil his legacy - and that, he ... although in the abbreviated Sevens version. International Olympic leaders last month selected rugby sevens and golf for proposed inclusion in the 2016 summer Games, and the full 106-member IOC ...

  7. Sevens fan inspired by local heroes

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Calvin Chang first attended the annual Hong Kong Sevens competition five years ago with a wig on his head - and knowing nothing about the game of rugby. However, today Calvin could not live without the sport. He is now a member of Hong Kong's under-16 rugby union squad. Last weekend's tournament was the fifth Hong Kong Sevens attended by the 15-year-old ...

  8. Philippines in hk Sevens debut

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... which sees rugby extending its traditional borders even further. 'The Philippines only became a full member of the International Rugby Board two years ago but have now won a place... on merit. They are a success story and I'm delighted they will be making their debut,' Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory (pictured) said yesterday. Guyana has been ...

  9. China targets Olympic sevens

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... captain Johnny Zhang Zhiqiang. Zhang (pictured), who will coach the mainland team at next weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, said the Chinese Rugby Union and central government had placed a priority on rugby sevens. The other top goal was establishing a core team in the HSBC Sevens World Series. 'The realistic goal for China is to focus on developing sevens ...

  10. Argentina, Uruguay to warm up at Rio Sevens

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... National Olympic Committees. The tournament, which will be broadcast live across Brazil, is being funded by the International Rugby Board, which is taking great pains to see that the soccer-mad country is ready to host to rugby's return to the Olympics in four years. 'As a strong Olympic nation with a proud passion for sport, I know Brazil will be an excellent host ...




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