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  1. 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 ...

  2. Asia's oldest tournament axed for being 'too unwieldy'

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... decided the Asian Rugby Football Tournament (ARFT) was no longer viable. The biennial ARFT, the world's oldest regional rugby tournament next to the Six Nations (formerly the Five Nations ... of the Asian Championship in its present form is not rosy at all. The tournament's importance has been undervalued by the fact rugby is now a medal sport at the Asian Games and the World Cup ...

  3. Sports Diary

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... union: Six Nations Championship, Scotland v England, Edinburgh; France v Italy, Paris. SUNDAY Badminton: Thomas Cup and Uber Cup, Continental Stage, Asia, Kuala Lumpur. Golf: Nissan Open, Pacific Palisades, California; Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur. Soccer: World Cup CONCACAF zone first stage, first round, first leg qualifiers; African Olympic qualifier. Rugby Union: Six Nations Championship ...

  4. Japan show HK who's best in Asia

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Japan once again showed that they are the best in the region, winning the ARFU U20s Asian Championship by defeating Hong Kong 38-8 in the winners-take-all finale at Hong Kong Football Club last night. The six-tries-to-one victory booked the visitors their expected berth at next year's IRB Junior World Trophy. But Hong Kong were ...

  5. Nation revels in cricket feverNation revels in cricket fever

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... daily flights between Hong Kong, operated by the country's national airline, and six flights per week, plus two cargo flights, operated by Dragonair are another indication ... Chris Davis Many countries are passionate about sport, but there are few places where cricket is as much a symbol of achievement as in Bangladesh. The nation's co-hosting ...

  6. Kandy Sevens shapes as dress rehearsal for World Cup qualifiers

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The International Rugby Board has made 15 qualifying berths available at the 24-team event, with Asia getting two spots. A Women's World Cup will be held in tandem for the first time. Hong Kong have played in all four previous World Cup Sevens- invited for the inaugural event in 1993, automatically qualifying as host nation in 1997 and 2005 and qualifying in 2001. 'Our focus from now ...

  7. Simpkin's Sri Lankans pose tough hurdle for HK

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... now been dropped from the national set-up- Simpkin quit his position and pulled out of the tour party to the Hong Kong Sevens. His resignation raised a huge storm. While Sri Lankan rugby ... Alvin Sallay in Colombo The faith Sri Lanka's rugby players have in George Simpkin will be the biggest nut Hong Kong will have to crack when the two sides confront each other ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... China. Addressing the fundamental issue of accommodating a rising China must wait for another occasion. Asian nations like the Philippines and Vietnam have welcomed the US rebalancing, given ... in time, lead the region, but not that it will rule. One model for that kind of leadership has evolved in the region. In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the public emphasis ...

  9. Brilliant Hong Kong maul hapless UAE

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Style and substance were plentiful as Hong Kong clinched the runner-up spot for the first time at the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five tournament yesterday, laying claim to being the best ... once again have clinched the champion's tag, but they are a full-time professional outfit whose players live and breathe rugby. In this respect, Hong Kong's part-timers can stand ...

  10. Tide is turning for Mekong nations

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the swifter and easier movement of goods around the region has now been entered into by all six nations, with Myanmar the last to sign. The pact will simplify customs checks and further road ... The mighty Mekong river flows for 4,800km and is the lifeblood of the diverse regions it nourishes along the way. But while this vast stretch of water provides a vital link between the six ...




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