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  1. Now to the rescue for Six Nations rugby fans

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Did cable-TV bosses try to kick Six Nations rugby into touch? For years ESPN-Star Sports has shown matches from the northern hemisphere's international rugby union ... Post to find out what was going on and after a response from ESPN-Star Sports it looked like they were about to hear some very bad news. 'We have been broadcasting the Six Nations rugby ...

  2. An Xperience of a lifetime for French rugby fans

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... was hopping with fans trying to catch a glimpse of the star flyhalf with Montpellier H?rault Rugby, who played with the French national team, winning the Six Nations Championship in March. Trinh-Duc ... with Vivian Chen Star French rugby player Francois Trinh-Duc (pictured) attracted French nationals living in Hong Kong to hit Wan Chai's Xperience bar last Friday night. His ...

  3. Dark days for rugby fans as TV stations get ready to pull the plug

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... the Super 15, the Tri-Nations tests, the Six Nations tournament or the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. At the moment, the free-to-air Australia Network shows live and recorded coverage of the current Super 14. Later in the year it will screen the Tri-Nations tests but Sanzar (the governing body for South Africa, New Zealand and Australia Rugby) has now awarded the coverage for next ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    Wynne Gray

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Wynne Gray

    ... Wynne Gray It's a new twist on the old theme. Knock, knock, who's there, anyone going to the Bledisloe Cup test? It's not a scenario the New Zealand or Australian Rugby unions envisaged when they shipped the Bledisloe Cup offshore two years ago. The unions took that test to Hong Kong as part of a rugby promotion carnival, an evangelical crusade for the sport ...

  5. Aim to be GR8

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... announced this month, the Japan Rugby Football Union said the target was to reach the last eight of the 2019 World Cup. The national side have represented Asia at all previous World Cups but have ... of the question, Jones, who is half-Japanese, believes countries like Japan are still some time away from challenging the more established nations. 'World rugby needs the countries outside ...

  6. Rees targets South Korea in Asian Five Nations as a 'must-win' match

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay There will be no room for a false start when Hong Kong take on South Korea in their opening game of this year's HSBC Asian Five Nations tier-one competition, head coach ... will be to still be in contention on May 22 for the repechage spot at the World Cup given to the runners-up in the Asian Five Nations. 'To be realistic Japan are the outright favourites to win ...

  7. Tri-Nations' financial success sums up health of the game

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... on global rugby commissioned by MasterCard, a main sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2011, after its Six Nations research showed rugby was growing in popularity and booming commercially. The report put ... Noel Prentice Organisers of Rugby World Cup 2011 can take great heart from an economic impact assessment of this year's Tri-Nations which showed the game is booming- both on and off ...

  8. HK claim 33rd spot after Five Nations win

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong have moved up to 33rd place in the International Rugby Board world rankings following their stunning victory over South Korea in the opening round of the HSBC Asian Five Nations. The 32-8 win last Saturday saw Hong Kong gain six places, more than making up for the five-place drop following their groundbreaking European tour in December last year. Hong Kong ...

  9. HK Sixes date altered to avoid Bledisloe Cup

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to the weekend after the rugby event. It will now be played on November 6 and 7. 'We couldn't take the risk of having the Hong Kong Sixes on the same weekend as the Bledisloe Cup and have ... the first offshore clash between the All Blacks and the Wallabies took place in 2008. Plans to expand the Hong Kong Sixes into two weekends, with a tournament for associate member nations ...

  10. Rugby fans look to the Net after TV blackout on autumn tests

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... and Tri-Nations tournaments to Setanta Sports, an Irish-based international broadcaster. Setanta also holds the Asian television rights to screen the northern hemisphere's Six Nations rugby ... top-class rugby.' Next year will see New Zealand host the Rugby World Cup with 32 nations taking part. Global broadcasting rights for the tournament are still under negotiation. ...




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