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  1. HK intend to nullify Korea's powerful scrum

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will need to conquer the powerful South Korean scrum if they are to give new coach John Walters a welcome house-warming gift at King's Park today. For New Zealander Walters, the Asian Nations Series encounter will be his first game in charge as XVs head coach. But having watched the Koreans ad infinitum- or is it ad nauseum- on the video, it is clear ...

  2. HKCC hold off late Valley charge

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... - but also the referee's interpretation of the scrum as they fought back from trailing 13-0 to come within a whiff of nosing past HKCC. 'We were lucky to hold on. They were unlucky ... an aggrieved lot yesterday. While losing is part and parcel of the game, they would have felt robbed, especially in the scrum area where their forwards were penalised time and again - and sometimes ...

  3. Club refuse to take DeA for granted in Cup

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Luaflealo two. 'His absence in the front row will have a little bit of an impact on us,' said Clarke, worried about how Club's powerful forwards can be neutralised in the scrum. DeA ... news for DeA is that fullback Rowan Varty is back from a leg injury. Last week against Valley, DeA pushed winger Peter Clough to scrum-half in the absence of Fan Shun-kei, and Clough had ...

  4. Club maul Tigers to book final berth against HKCC

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... gift-wrapped by DeA, who did their very best to fluff the opening lines with right-winger Lai Yu-pang twice the culprit - first failing to collect a high ball, and from an ensuing scrum, failing ... have lifted us,' said Clarke. But there was no comeback in the face of Club's dominance in the scrum and their scything backline, with Tibbott outstanding. Peter McKee completed his ...

  5. New signings shine as Club crush title-holders

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... is not as certain. But possessing a silver service, the scrum-half will also be a boon to the ranks. While happy over the start to the season - three wins out of three, including big ones over Valley last ... at flyhalf backfired. He looked out of place and the sooner he gets back into the scrum, steering play from his usual number eight slot, the better. Club's first try was from a scything ...

  6. Skipper Zenovic shines as Tigers thrash Valley

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... pushing Peter Clough to handle operations at the base of the scrum. Clough, who last played in this position in his teen years, came up trumps with a superb performance. He combined superbly ...

  7. Two big wins for Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... did pretty well. There were some injuries and ... disruptions in the scrum. As a team, we're expected to perform and improve each week, but this was a bit of a step back today [from ...

  8. True grit Tigers dash Club's double hopes

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

    ... didn't help us. But they played really well.' Club's much-vaunted pack was held by their counterparts, who took the game to them. The DeA pack even turned the Club scrum a couple ...

  9. Gulf warn Hong Kong to be wary of Kazakhstan

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Walters was vindicated in his brave decision to move loosehead prop Simon Leung to No 8 and switch Jonny Elliott from midfield to scrum-half as both players rose to the occasion with inspired ...

  10. Be careful what you wish for

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the United States. It is unlikely fireman Kwok Ka-chun could take time off to scrum down for a period of 10 weeks concentrated into a six-month period. Rees says one of the biggest issues is moving ...




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