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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Slow going at old Kai Tak keeps World Cup dream grounded

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kai Tak stadium will not be ready before 2018, and that’s a crying shame. Otherwise Hong Kong would have been able to put on the Hong Kong Sevens and host the Rugby World Cup Sevens later ... The International Rugby Board has called for tenders from unions interested in bidding for the 2018 RWC Sevens, as well as being part of the IRB Sevens World Series beginning with the 2015-16 season. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1442655/slow-going-old-kai-tak-keeps-world-cup-dream-grounded
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong has bid to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in a move described as an "insurance policy" by leading official Trevor Gregory. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union had ... have now put our hand up because we are not sure if the International Rugby Board will include Hong Kong as part of the World Series when they announce the cities in the next cycle. So ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1441301/hosting-world-cup-sevens-2018-insurance-policy-says-gregory
  3. RuGBy ORGANISERS thank helpers

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Tournament organisers said they were grateful for the assistance of students who helped behind the scenes at the Rugby World Cup Sevens last week. Around 50 students worked ... guiding visitors in the corporate hospitality areas, and shuttling important match information to the control tower,' said Beth Coalter of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and Tournament ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494743/rugby-organisers-thank-helpers
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong reach Rugby World Cup Sevens despite Singapore final loss

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at Moscow World 7s To Russia with love- that's where Hong Kong are heading after they qualified for next year's Rugby World Cup Sevens by finishing in the top three in the fourth and final ... will represent Asia in Moscow in June. As far as Japan were concerned, the run-up to yesterday's crunch game, witnessed by International Rugby Board chairman Bernard Lapasset, was all about avenging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1074974/hong-kong-reach-rugby-world-cup-sevens-despite-singapore-final
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996637/rugby-bosses-hail-sevens-new-format
  6. City boosted by visitors' spending over rugby weekend

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com It isn't just rugby fans who have reason to cheer the Sevens: the annual sporting extravaganza is also a boon to the hospitality and tourism industries at a time of the year that is otherwise normally quiet. With thousands of free-spending rugby fans crowding bars and restaurants, the throng of visitors has been bolstered by those in town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996659/city-boosted-visitors-spending-over-rugby-weekend
  7. HK rugby team chase sun to lift ranking

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... feature Brazil, Kenya and hosts the United Arab Emirates. The tournament, the brainchild of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and its counterpart in the UAE, will become an annual event ... to Europe and instead we looked elsewhere, and decided that Dubai was the perfect venue,' HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said. The initiative struck a chord with the newly formed UAE Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983712/hk-rugby-team-chase-sun-lift-ranking
  8. Forget about cricket, India needs you - to play rugby

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Delhi University, a new ball game will be on show - rugby sevens. For so long the preserve of cricket, the nation's capital will ring, not to leather on willow, but the new sound of bodies in physical combat as the International Rugby Board celebrates another frontier conquered in its continual bid to push the borders of the sport globally. Or so is the hope, not only among the world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655093/forget-about-cricket-india-needs-you-play-rugby
  9. Sport - Rugby

    Rowan Varty out to grab the silverware for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... one team in Asia." Bragging rights apart, the highest-placed union from Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines will be invited by the International Rugby Board to send their junior squad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1269641/rowan-varty-out-grab-silverware-hong-kong
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hardworking Hong Kong face more new challenges

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... returns to a Hong Kong team which will face the pressure of finishing as the top Asian side at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, their final challenge in a long and gruelling season- ... for the Moscow challenge. Hong Kong were invited to the six-team World Games by the International Rugby Board on account of being the Asian champions. There are no surprises, with Hood returning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1262347/hardworking-hong-kong-face-more-new-challenges

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