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  1. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Sharks to play Highlanders, Brumbies face Chiefs

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 07:03pm by AFP

    ... opening round of the Super Rugby play-offs. The New South Wales Waratahs, chasing their first southern hemisphere provincial title, finished top of the final standings with seven points to spare ... back Toomua was the hero of the Brumbies’ bonus-point win scoring three of his team’s seven tries. It was the first time the Brumbies have won in the last round of Super Rugby since 2007. ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    HKRFU names its first 10 icons for new rugby Hall of Fame

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:45pm

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on Friday night inducted 10 people into its new Hall of Fame, recognising a mix of union presidents, chairmen and other honorary officers, influential players and volunteers who have each left an indelible mark on Hong Kong rugby. The inductees in the inaugural class were RA De Rome, Hugh Moss Gerald “Gerry” Forsgate, Arthur Dennison ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall throws hat into ring for permanent coaching role

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:07pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong’s fifteens coach says he would be ‘honoured’ to continue if asked by HKRFU Hall throws hat in ring to retain top HK post Please click here to see more photos from Hong Kong ’ s RWC qualifier against Uruguay. An ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Player drain is threat to Aussie competitiveness

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... competitiveness The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression all is rosy in rugby Down Under, but the game's power brokers fear a quickening player ... Cummins' surprise announcement that he would quit Australian rugby to play in Japan's Top League has brought the issue into sharp focus. If you start to look at losing players, you need ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    We could beat Uruguay in Hong Kong: Dai Rees

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:36am by ALVIN SALLAY

    ... in Montevideo. “It’s a historic day for Hong Kong rugby just to make it so far but of course we are disappointed,” said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s head of technical development ... we can beat teams in the top 20." "That dream has died but we will regroup. We now just have to lick our wounds and start to rebuild towards Rugby World Cup 2019. I think our ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Crusaders build momentum for Super 15 semis

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:42am by AP, AFP

    ... kicked 12 points as the Crusaders beat the Highlanders 34-8 to win the New Zealand conference on Saturday and likely seal a home semi-final in the Super Rugby play-offs. Carter, playing out ... in Super Rugby. Crusaders captain Ryan Crotty said: "We talked about being able to take momentum into the play-offs. We had a stuff-up against the Hurricanes a couple of weeks ago, ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    All Blacks’ star scrum-half Piri Weepu signs for London Welsh

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... is moving to England from Super Rugby side the Auckland Blues. Weepu scored 103 points in his All Blacks career and played a leading role in New Zealand’s 2011 World Cup success, particularly ... of the best leagues in world rugby,” Weepu said. “London Welsh is an iconic and globally recognised brand in the rugby world and I’m looking forward to linking up with head coach Justin Burnell and my ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Champion Chiefs edge Blues to make play-offs

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:37pm by AFP

    ... scraped into the Super Rugby finals with a tightly fought 11-8 victory over the Auckland Blues at Eden Park on Friday. The Chiefs needed a win in the final match of the regular season to make ... The Crusaders will be strong at home, but we'll wait and see." It was a sad end for the Force, who were bidding for their first Super Rugby finals. Captain Matt Hodgson said: "It's ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s World Cup dream shattered by Uruguay

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 09:03am

    ... England, Fiji and Wales. “It is a very disappointing result,” said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s head of technical development and performance. “It was disappointing in the way we lost ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Israel Folau kept in cotton wool for semi-finals

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 08:37pm by AFP

    ... for semi-finals New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said he would not risk star Wallaby fullback Israel Folau in their final regulation round Super Rugby match with Queensland this weekend. ... as when he's not playing." Folau has scored 12 tries from 11 appearances this season and is three tries clear of Canterbury Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo as Super Rugby's leading ...




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