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  1. Sport - Rugby

    USA stun Samoa, promise to test the rest of World Series’ top teams

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 08:22pm

    ... shocking Samoa 26-12 on Friday night in Hong Kong Stadium. Two tries from Zack Test and one each from Madison Hughes and Danny Barrett was more than enough to see off Samoa, who have won the Hong ... out there and work for each other. “Samoa is one of the perennial powerhouses of sevens so to get a win over them here is outstanding. It says so much about the amount of effort we have put ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens 2014 results

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28pm

    ... Samoa E 15:28 Russia 19-17 Chile E 15:50 Zimbabwe 49-5 Barbados G 16:12 Japan 41-0 Trinidad & Tobago G 16:34 Cook Islands 5-31 Uruguay F 16:56 Hong Kong 38-7 American Samoa F 17:18 Italy 17-12 Tunisia E 17:40 Russia 45-10 Barbados E 18:02 Zimbabwe 19-14 Chile D 18:24 USA 26-12 Samoa C 18:46 Canada 35-7 Portugal B 19:08 Australia 28-14 Spain A 19:30 Kenya 24-0 Sri Lanka D 20:20 ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Tietjens praises ‘great’ performance as Kiwis romp past Scotland

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:52pm

    ... to build on the victory and get up a head of steam going into their matches against Samoa and the USA tomorrow. He felt that the Americans would prove to be particularly tough opposition. “We have five guys playing for the first time in Hong Kong,” Tietjens said. “But the young guys are hungry to do well. “The USA beat Samoa today and are a team on the up. We’ll not be underestimating ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Samoa grab silverware but hard work lies ahead

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Samoa grabs silverware but hard work lies ahead Samoa might have walked away with the Plate after winning a bruising final 12-7 over Canada but captain Afa Aiono said ... teams there's no margin for error and we just can't keep giving other teams easy opportunities." Samoa won the second leg of the world series in Dubai with a stunning 26-15 Cup ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    We're not done yet, insists England after loss to Samoa

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

    ... England suffer a big loss against Samoa but coach vows to return stronger, while South Africa also take a beating at the hands of Argentina England and South Africa will have their backs to the wall today as they fight to get into the Cup quarter-finals after losing their opening games yesterday. England will meet old enemy Scotland with the pressure on their shoulders after Samoa ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Cook Islands’ amateurs battle the odds

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... team in an Oceania Sevens tournament, which also featured big guns Fiji, Samoa and Australia. American Samoa, the second side from Oceania, finished behind them. Since "the players based ... World Series. "Rugby is probably the biggest sport apart from rugby league back home in the islands and it would be a huge thing if we were to qualify for the World Series. But our first ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Scotland bounce back in style to crush France in Bowl final

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 11:42pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... to Samoa in a pool match on Saturday, but commended his team for getting their act together, pointing to their potential to improve. "We just didn't turn up against Samoa. It's ... sweeter and gives us a platform for going into our own tournament," added Gemmell. Scotland lost two of their three pool games against New Zealand and Samoa, beating the USA, but improved ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong beat Italy to book quarter-final against Chile

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 12:07pm

    ... John Carney Hong Kong sailed through their biggest test so far at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens when they easily disposed of Italy 19-0 to top Pool F and advance to the qualifier quarter-finals where they will face Chile. Wins over Tunisia 19-7 and American Samoa 38-7 on Friday got the home side off to the best possible start in the HSBC Sevens World Series ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    ‘Ordinary’ Hong Kong have to lift their game, insists Gareth Baber

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... part-timers Tunisia, scrambling to a 19-7 victory. They picked up their tempo in the second pool game against another strictly amateur side, American Samoa, running in seven tries in a 38-7 win. ... Kong Sports Institute, which last April welcomed rugby sevens as an elite sport- will be under pressure to deliver. Tunisia were feisty and even when down to six men for most of the second half ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    The perils of getting frisky at the tournament in an age of smartphones

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 10:30am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... themselves in national insignia even for simple endeavours like nipping out to the shops for a loaf. But the Germans' absence is another missed opportunity to address one of the great sporting mysteries, namely the non-existence of rugby in Teutonic nations. Also untraceable so far have been spectators from either the Cook Islands (population 19,569) or American Samoa (55,159), both ...




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