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  1. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Edwards on a high after Grand Slam

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott There were 74,000 fans packed into Cardiff as Wales clinched their Six Nations grand slam last month. And to hear Gareth Edwards tell it, every one of them was singing ... Wales' title was the fact that their form came as such a surprise. After a dismal World Cup last year, many pundits expected the Welsh to simply make up the numbers come Six Nations time. ...

  2. Global title play-off 'on hold' until 2010

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hand-in-hand with the good news was some not so good- the International Rugby Board (IRB) has decided to shelve plans to hold a global championship play-off between the winners of the Tri Nations and the Six Nations until 2010. 'The possibility of a northern hemisphere against Southern Hemisphere battle has been taken off the table for the time being,' ...

  3. Funding boost for Asian Five Nations

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

    ... US$1 million every year for the Asian Five Nations and its related divisional tournaments. At the launch, attended by Japanese winger Daisuke Ohata, the top try-scorer in international rugby, it was announced that the IRB will give an annual grant of US$500,000 to promote the game regionally and help develop the top tier Asian Five Nations (A5N) championship on the lines of the European Six ...

  4. HK push to host global showpiece

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Payne's ambitious goal is Six Nations v Tri-Nations With the Wallabies-All Blacks test match almost in the bag this year, Hong Kong has now set its ambitious sights on hosting an inaugural global championship between the winners of the Six Nations and Tri-Nations. A lucrative 'best against the best' clash between the top northern and southern ...

  5. 'Physical' HK itching to tackle Taiwan

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Asia Five Nations Championship, starting in April. 'This is certainly our strongest side available, so we're definitely not taking Taiwan lightly. We worked extremely hard ... Staff Reporter Six new caps have been named in a 'physical' Hong Kong squad to play Taiwan at King's Park tomorrow and on Wednesday. Hong Kong are looking to develop a more ...

  6. Canada's sweeper doubles as an Olympic-level bobsleigh champ

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... the same request four years earlier, was about to start a graduate degree in occupational therapy at the University of Toronto. School was a priority and she was already part of the national rugby ... season, the pair won the Canadian championships and four medals, including one gold, on the World Cup circuit. The following year, Moyse completed her degree and continued her work in rugby. She ...

  7. Rugby and cricket push new boundaries

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

    ... was a major coup for the HKRFU, local officials also played a major role in setting up the inaugural HSBC Asian Five Nations championship. The HKRFU convinced HSBC to return to the fold of rugby ... Alvin Sallay Buenos Aires and Dubai are worlds apart. But early in 2009, these two places will be transformed into a field of dreams for Hong Kong in cricket and rugby- two sports which ...

  8. School of ruck

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Singapore at the Sevens and captained his national team in the Asian championships, Seow is a prominent coach and this season the former flanker will become chairman of the Hong Kong Mini Rugby ... the national team,' he chortles. Murray, who has played rugby since school, says being a coach involves seeing things from a different perspective and he's learning ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neglected to mention. It is a significant factor in the success of rugby, including the financially, in Hong Kong. This factor is that the sport is only played in a small number of nations around ... universities and others in Hong Kong in the years ahead. Ann Kildahl, sustainability manager, University of Hong Kong Why rugby is such a success in Hong Kong I read Alvin Sallay's column on rugby ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    US lose bridesmaids tag with long-awaited final victory

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... at becoming an Olympic sport. The fact is not lost on the women, though they are not about to begrudge the opportunity to have a championship. 'Do I wish ideally that women's rugby would ... With six-time winners New Zealand absent, it was a chance for other teams to break through, none more so than the US and Canada, two familiar and formidable foes who competed in a physical game ...




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