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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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/631863/edwards-high-after-grand-slam
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627163/funding-boost-asian-five-nations
  3. 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,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628568/global-title-play-hold-until-2010
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627710/hk-push-host-global-showpiece
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665146/rugby-and-cricket-push-new-boundaries
  6. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    Perfect combination of business and pleasure

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... rugby, my money is on Australia. The rivalry between Australia and New Zealand stems from the fact we are too similar. They are traditionally the strongest rugby nation in the world. It's ... in black meet the green and golds Russell Black, Projects Director, MTR Corporation I have the normal New Zealand rugby 'credentials'. I played for 20 years, starting when I was five. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/658310/perfect-combination-business-and-pleasure
  7. Universities in rugby showdown

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui HKU and HKIEd dominate tertiary championships The University of Hong Kong (HKU) won their first tertiary rugby sevens title at the Stanley Ho Sports Ground in Sandy Bay. The third annual Hong Kong University Sports Federation Rugby Sevens Championship, held in association with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU), took place on February 23 and 24. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628587/universities-rugby-showdown
  8. Mortlock vows to silence crowd

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... not be as sharp as the All Blacks, the majority of whom have been involved in their National Provincial Championship. 'New Zealand will have the upper hand as far as match fitness is concerned,' ... proved to be the decider for both the Tri-Nations title and Bledisloe Cup, much to Mortlock's disappointment. 'We let that game slip,' he said. 'We had a 10-point lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657609/mortlock-vows-silence-crowd
  9. Tunisia warm-up

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The Hong Kong XVs side will play Tunisia in a home-and-away series in April in preparation for the inaugural Asian Five Nations Championship. Hong Kong face Japan, South Korea, the Arabian Gulf and Kazakhstan in the April-May Asian tournament. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622471/tunisia-warm
  10. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    Tough-as-nails Beadman melts at the sight of a Wallaby

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... went home with a rugby union jersey signed by the squad. 'This is special. As a kid, I used to play rugby and I have always followed the game. But this is the first time I have met ... have learned that Beadman is as tough as a rugby player. A fortnight ago Beadman was unceremoniously unseated in the parade ring at Sha Tin and had to be taken to hospital with a suspected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/658063/tough-nails-beadman-melts-sight-wallaby

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