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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer centre should be shared

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Much-delayed Tseung Kwan O training facility has to make money to surviveand rugby union can make that happen Soccer centre should be shared ... the facility and is capable of running a tight ship - the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU). The HKRFU has a proven track record. Its multi-sports facility at King's Park is a shining ...

  2. Tough job ahead as McKie takes up HKFA hot seat

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the city after many years of decline. The 54-year-old former head of the Scottish Rugby Football Union arrived in Hong Kong at the weekend to begin a three-year contract, believed to be worth more ... was the chief executive of Scottish Rugby. During his six-year tenure, Scottish Rugby was rescued from looming insolvency and he oversaw a dramatic improvement in the organisation's performance ...

  3. Local gold-medal success can help lift profile of the game to new level

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The annual Hong Kong Sevens might be the highest-profile sporting event in town, but winning a gold medal tomorrow could lift rugby to a different level in the eyes of the government and the public, according to policeman Tsang Hing-hung, a key member of the local squad. 'If we won the gold medal, it will be very good for local rugby's long-term development ...

  4. Kowloon out to earn respect in final with HKFC

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sections of the rugby community who feel their first league title in 30 years was undeserved, as they benefited from an off-the-park judiciary ruling that affirmed that Club had fielded ... Saturday because there are certain people in the community who feel we won the league unjustly,' said Kevin McBarron, Kowloon's director of rugby. Club coach Rob Naylor might be the first ...

  5. Kwok spearheads local brigade

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this month. They will represent the future of local rugby and will also carry Hong Kong's hopes at the Asian Games in Doha in December. The local Chinese brigade will be led by impressive DeA ... But this is a young and exciting squad with a nice blend of experience,' said Ivan Torpey, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union head of performance. One tough choice was the decision to overlook teenager Rowan ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Time to ease the nationality issue

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... who have been playing in Australia or the UK. As in rugby, there are many whose father is British or Australian and mother Filipina. In rugby, the Philippines Volcanoes are the most successful ...

  7. Clarke keen trip to England will not be goodbye

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

    ... Alvin Sallay Barring the volcanic ash cloud still hanging around and spoiling his long-made plans, Nigel Clarke aims to leave home for England on May 9, one day after Hong Kong meet Kazakhstan in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition. Yet Clark ...

  8. True grit Tigers dash Club's double hopes

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... his cloak as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union briefly. 'I thought DeA played really well, especially Robertson and Rowan Varty, who were both outstanding.' Flyhalf ...

  9. Leung tips Sutcliffe to take hot seat

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'He should have been the obvious pick from the start'. The hot seat at the HKFA fell vacant last month when Gordon McKie, former head of the Scottish Rugby Union, resigned less than six ...

  10. Search for new CEO begins as McKie flies home

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Scot Gordon McKie left Hong Kong yesterday after a brief and unsuccessful stint as the Football Association's first chief executive officer. Under the government's Project Phoenix, the former head of the Scottish Rugby Union was employed on a three-year contract last November, but packed his bags after only six months. The HKFA yesterday confirmed ...




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