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  1. Rugby fans in despair as tickets prove to be fakes

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney At least 50 rugby fans were refused entry to the Hong Kong Sevens last night after the tickets they bought over the internet proved to be fake. The discovery sparked fears ... rugby supporters spent between A$5,0000 and A$6,000 (HK$39,600 and HK$47,500) to see the Sevens. Englishman Chris Sweeting flew from Singapore after buying tickets through ticketfinders.com.au. ...

  2. Rugby sevens squad quietly confident of team success

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Rugby will be favourite to walk away with the prize in the 'team only' category, but sevens captain Andrew Chambers is not taking anything for granted. 'We ... chairwoman of the Paralympic Committee and Sports Association for the Physically Disabled; and Chan Tan-lui, a former table tennis star. Chambers views the voting format cautiously after rugby ...

  3. Rugby Sevens

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Fans promised a good time and great memories The thousands of beer drinking fans at this year's Hong Kong Rugby Sevens will be in for a treat that is worth waiting for, ... to the sevens expecting a good time, and our beer will provide that,' Mr Bailey said. The annual rugby extravaganza - on March 28-30 - is crucial to the Dublin-headquartered company's bid ...

  4. 40,000 ways to meet your lover - at the Rugby Sevens

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... are actually that interested in the rugby, but you know there's the beer, the crowd ... it's just a great atmosphere,' he says. 'It gets better every year - but the tickets get ... facing the field, he expresses some marginal interest in the game of rugby. That interest appears transient at best as two beautiful women in rather snug police outfits sashay past and join ...

  5. Win a silver rugby ball

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rugby ball valued at HK$150,000. As the official newspaper of the Sevens, we have this prestigious trophy up for grabs, along with tickets to give away in a competition starting today ... and then impress the judges with their creative/entertaining response to the final question to be in the running for the grand prize. Today's questions One Grand Prize: A solid silver rugby ball ...

  6. Altogether now... music to our ears

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... with a bit of rugby thrown in, but when they play Bocelli after the final, you say to yourself, 'Hong Kong does these things so well, there's nowhere else I want to be right ... the world and were enjoying what was probably the highlight of their rugby careers. And here they are competing with 40,000 people by now are singing their hearts out: 'Ooh ahh, I wannna ...

  7. Union's Sevens cut gives the game away

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Save any tears you might want to shed for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, whose organisers have cut the number of public tickets available for one of the 'world's 10 best sporting events' (as a letter writer to this newspaper called it). By what measure does Sevens qualify for this honour, in a world graced with soccer, cricket and rugby world cups, the Olympics, athletics, ...

  8. Volcanoes playing for Pinoy pride

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Guyana) this year. Peter Lawrence, vice-president and treasurer of the Philippines Rugby Football Union, said: 'The team name, Philippine Volcanoes, was adopted from the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment, composed of Filipino Americans, who saw battle during the second world war.' The regiment's insignia depicted an erupting volcano. 'The first Philippine national rugby team ...

  9. Kyara scores but Moore's mind is on Sevens fun

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be at the Rugby Sevens now,' said Moore who pointed out the absence from the meeting of chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht- Bresges and club chairman, Brian Stevenson, who was elsewhere filling his role as Hong Kong's rugby supremo. 'The Sevens is a big event, an institution and part of the Hong Kong culture. I've always been a staunch supporter of it and it's just ...

  10. 'Lean' but still keen, the Pie Man is back

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The Pie Man is back. And after a decade out of the limelight, the self-confessed fat man in the stands and unofficial mascot of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens was snapped in his ... the Sharjah Wanderers Rugby Club started singing it. He didn't mind, and the chant caught on when 5,000 fans joined in the following Saturday at the Sevens. His powers were at their height ...




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