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  1. Sport - Hong Kong

    Chan Siu-kwan's wonder strike keeps Uzbekistan at bay

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:07am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Sergeev's 74th minute header. Before the opening goal, the former Soviet Union state dominated the game and could have added to the tally but for poor finishing. Chan's superb goal has boosted ...


    Inside Incheon: North Koreans had their reasons not to smile

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 11:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... The dissolution of the former Soviet state in 1991 led to 15 new countries being born including Ukraine. Some want to get back into the comfort and bosom of mother Russia. And they are fighting ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... on and keen to learn. I’m very excited,” Watkins said. The HKRFU has a pool of seven elite referees contracted on the equivalent of a semi-professional basis. Five are involved in the union’s academy structure, which is based mainly on age and potential – the age group is 20-27. We don’t want any mavericks out there doing their own thing Hugh Watkins In addition, the union’s community referee ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Three Hong Kong refs receive Asian Games call-up

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:33pm

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong referees Gabriel Lee Wing-yi, Dewi Rowlands and Tim Baker have been named to the Asian Rugby Football Union’s panel of referees for the 17th Asian Games ... honour for the HKRFU and the Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees.” Lee, who refereed the women’s final in Guangzhou in 2010, said she felt especially honoured by her selection ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    I’m the most qualified man for top job, says Pieter Schats

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:10pm

    ... that handing over the baton to a chosen one is wrong. Nobody should be ushered in as chairman,” Schats said on Saturday. “But the role of chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is a unique one ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall set to continue as coach of Hong Kong’s 15s squad

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com His next task will involve preparing Hong Kong for two tests in November Hall set to continue as coach of 15s squad Andy Hall is set to continue as head coach of the Hong Kong 15s rugby set-up with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union launching an "internal" search for a full-time replacement for Leigh Jones. Hall's first task ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    NFL under fire from all directions over mishandling of domestic abuse cases

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 09:29pm by AFP

    ... indefinitely by Goodell- a punishment the players' union is appealing. The case is made murkier by a report that Goodell or others in the league office knew of the video before issuing ... policy changes, however, need co-operation from the union, which is appealing Rice's suspension "to protect the due process rights of all players". "Sponsors, and all those ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SPORT AND POLITICS

    Scottish referendum cuts across the social divide

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... "No". "I'm voting 'No' because I'm voting for the union," Donnelly said as he sipped a pint of lager ahead of a match between Celtic and visitors Aberdeen. ... of both Celtic and their arch-rivals Rangers, who embrace British iconography like the union flag and royal family. "Protestants in general are somewhat more likely to be in favour of staying ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Come on, IRB, bring the Women’s World Series back to China

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory, who is now devoting all his rugby time to being president of the Asian Rugby Football Union, says there are moves afoot to bring the women’s series ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Former Hong Kong skipper Pieter Schats elected chairman of the HKRFU

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:03pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Schats in the hot seat as HKRFU chairman Former captain Pieter Schats took over as chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union last night, saying he has "some large boots to fill". Schats replaced Trevor Gregory who stepped down after eight years to concentrate on his new role as the president of the Asian Rugby Football Union. "It is a great ...




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