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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Full-time contracts incentive for Hong Kong sevens players

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The HKRFU says it is keen to offer professional deals to players if they can achieve core-team status at the qualifying tournament in London Full-time ... one of three spots available at the qualifying tournament at the London Sevens in May. "All the directors were unanimous that if we qualify we will back our squad," Gregory said. ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong can become core team in Sevens World Series with crowd behind them

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Series, in Hong Kong. Relegation from core team status will be decided at the end of the season, with the bottom-ranked team of the 15 current core teams after round nine (London Sevens) losing ... at the end of the penultimate leg in Scotland, but got the chance to win back their spots the following week in London alongside five other qualifiers unearthed at the Hong Kong Sevens. All three ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong seek rugby berth at National Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... ground when the team attempt to qualify for the China National Games for the first time this weekend in Shanghai. With rugby sevens included as a medal sport for the National Games in Shenyang, Liaoning province- which are limited to Olympic sports- the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has been invited by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to try to qualify for the main event from ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Rugby union wins access to Hong Kong Sports Institute

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Hong Kong Sports Institute opened its doors to rugby sevens. The entry of the only team sport at the elite training academy - there are 15 other disciplines from athletics to wushu - was welcomed by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which called it a historic moment for the sport. It will now have access to government funds for the next four years, with about HK$5 million ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Simon Amor believes England's Red Rose can bloom again in rugby sevens

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at London Scottish, Amor was named this month by the Rugby Football Union to replace Ryan, who in seven years of trying failed to win in Hong Kong, the biggest tournament in the HSBC Sevens World ... Commonwealth gold since it became a medal sport in 1998. "I have nothing but admiration for New Zealand and [coach] Sir Gordon Tietjens. The beauty of their system is that the pathway is so well ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    'Sir Titch' Gordon Tietjens still hungry for sevens success

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this month. Typical of the man, he looks at this tribute to his outstanding service to the game of sevens rugby more as a boost to the sport than a personal milestone. "This is good for sevens," says Tietjens, 57. "This recognition will raise the profile of the sport even more. But I'm humbled by this award." There is no hiding the fact that Tietjens is excited ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong scrumhalf Cado Lee hopes for exam results boost ahead of World Cup

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and health. He had said previously that he would seriously consider becoming a full-time athlete at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, which in April admitted rugby sevens to its fold. "I ... Series, in which Hong Kong were crowned champions, and also played in the Hong Kong Sevens and London Sevens. Lee is one of eight players in the 12-strong squad who will be playing at a World Cup ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong face Argentina in Sevens World Cup

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... States at the Hong Kong Sevens and over Scotland at the London Sevens attest to their quality. But winning silverware is all about stringing a number of results together and that is something which this team have not been able to do. Against Spain, at the London Sevens, they struggled for possession and lost the chance of becoming a core team on the World Series. "We ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Youth Olympics place should be given to Hong Kong, say officials

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Pang Chung, secretary general of the Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee, has called for Hong Kong's inclusion on the basis of the gold medal performance of the boys under-17 ... can only send one team sport and it is unclear if Japan will send its soccer team, in which case Hong Kong will be able to take the rugby slot. Brian Stevenson, the president of the Hong Kong ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    'Magnificent' Morrison inspires HK to victory over Japan in India

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Teenager plays a pivotal role in city's morale-boosting 24-14 victory over rivals Japan to lift the India Sevens, auguring well for Singapore finale Magical Morrison inspires HK to title Cyclone Phailin hit the east ...




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