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  1. A game for sheilas no longer

    Posted Nov 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... the Australian football scene was struggling for existence and teams were filled with part-time locals and semi-pros who had blown in from afar. And you were hard pressed to find coverage of the sport ... among sports fans was that this was more akin to putting lipstick on a pig. You only had to scratch the surface- or go to any game- to see that nothing had really changed. The feeling ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com 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 We're ... will meet old enemy Scotland with the pressure on their shoulders after Samoa knocked the stuffing out of them in a powerful and consummate performance which stunned most of the packed stadium ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Flash cuts no dash for England’s Lancaster

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... Africa and Samoa visit next month. That means there is no place in the 33-man squad announced by Lancaster for either Freddie Burns or Danny Cipriani. If we take Jonny Wilkinson as the benchmark, ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this now prolonged match time in what is already a very physical sport played in humid conditions. Players' associations will be watching the introduction of this new Sevens format very ... and Samoa played each other six times on Sunday... or perhaps I just had one too many Pimm's? Ralph Barnes, Sai Kung Surprised by recycled video clips May I congratulate the organisers ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Big guns clash in World Cup 'group of death'

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the sport's traditional powers will be knocked out before the quarter-finals, with only the top two teams from each of the four pools going through to the knockout stages. Wales were beaten 14-12 ... Tonga and two as yet unqualified teams in Europe 1 and Africa 1. Asia's representative will join South Africa, Samoa, Scotland and Americas 2 in Pool B. France, beaten finalists in New ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    England wings must take off, says David Strettle

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... announcement of his squad for the November internationals. England welcome New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia to Twickenham on successive weekends next month, starting with the November ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Winning 2015 Asian series best route to Olympics, says Dai Rees

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 11:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Victory in the Asian Sevens Series next year will be vital as Hong Kong try to guarantee a place in the 2016 Olympics when the sport makes its Games debut, says performance chief Dai Rees. Only 12 ... competition, which would make more sense," Rees said. "But whatever the format, this competition will be tough, with every chance that we could see teams like Australia, Samoa, France, even ...

  9. Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New Zealand up next for Wales after Samoa loss

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the gloom hanging over his team after their 26-19 loss to Samoa. Wales may have won the Six Nations and the grand slam this year but are veering towards crisis point after Samoa subjected them ... Beck gave Wales a 13-6 lead with an interception try on his home debut only for Fa'atoina Autagavaia, George Pisi and Johnny Leota to cross as Samoa evoked memories of their famous World ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens Day Three- live blog

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 10:42am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com Follow all the action live from the final day of the year's biggest sporting weekend Right, I'm clocking off for another year. Another ... a high kick and showing some slick sidestepping. A minute later he's over again as South Africa spread it to the left wing in USA's 'end zone'.     Bowl semi-final Samoa ...




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