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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong goes global as rugby sevens talent search hots up

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Sports Institute to launch international hunt for team of coaches while domestic quest to identify development players intensifies HK goes global as sevens talent search hots up Sixty players are being identified for the first intake of the rugby sevens programme at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, which will also undergo a global search ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1261056/hong-kong-goes-global-rugby-sevens-talent-search-hots
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong has medal chance in women's rugby at 2014 Asian Games

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 10:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of becoming a full-time athlete at the Hong Kong Sports Institute are already paying off for women's rugby with Hong Kong now proving a serious challenger to Asian powerhouse China. With 12 ... Kane Jury. These results are extremely encouraging and is proof the elite programme at the Sports Institute is working Kane Jury China defeated Hong Kong 19-14 in Shanghai before going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1343022/hong-kong-has-medal-chance-womens-rugby-2014-asian-games
  3. Sport - Other Sport - Rugby

    Brazil casts global net to fund rugby players to fill Olympic sevens teams

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo 2016 Olympic hosts looking for players to fill sevens teams for sport's games debut Brazil casts global net to find rugby players Brazil is sending ... the national team into a more competitive squad by the time the Olympics arrive. Brazil has very little tradition in the sport and has never achieved significant results in top international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1294171/brazil-casts-global-net-fund-rugby-players-fill-olympic-sevens
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong qualify for China National Games, but coach Dai Rees rues team's 'arrogance'

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

    ... sevens is a medal sport for the first time. Only Olympic sports are played at the quadrennial provincial jamboree. Playing in these games will be a further boost for rugby sevens, which in April became an elite discipline at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1257280/hong-kong-qualify-china-national-games-coach-dai-rees-rues-teams
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    High fives all round at beach festival

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Main event finds it has rivals as a bevy of sports kick up a sandstorm High fives all round at beach festival Hongkongers reclaimed Repulse Bay from the usual onslaught of tourists as thousands descended on the popular beach for the third edition of the Hong Kong Beach 5s event. Semi-clad bronzed bodies soaked up the sun in the festival-like atmosphere - part sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1193130/high-fives-all-round-beach-festival
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Handshake deal that led to riches for Hong Kong Rugby Football Union

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... million), South Island School (HK$2 million) and YMCA Christian College in Lantau (HK$1 million)- by the HKRFU to develop sports facilities. In the past 10 years, the HKRFU has spent more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1320193/handshake-deal-led-riches-hong-kong-rugby-football-union
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Boycott by referees forces cancellation of Hong Kong lower division games

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 12:59am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com More than 350 players will miss out on matches when season resumes An unprecedented boycott by referees will rob more than 350 players in the lower divisions of a game when the season resumes on Saturday after the festiv ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1402759/boycott-referees-forces-cancellation-hong-kong-lower-division-games
  8. Comment - Blogs - Rugby

    Pro road is the only one to travel

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 06:25pm by Tom McColl

    ... will this occur? With the increasing success of the sevens team and the government’s acceptance that rugby deserves increased funding via the Sports Institute, the HKRFU will hopefully soon ... Sevens and the Asian 5 Nations. Rugby enters the Sha Tin academy as an elite sport next month, with the extra funding and training facilities that brings. However, where does this leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1194704/pro-road-only-one-travel
  9. Sport - China - Rugby

    Beijing pose serious threat for weakened Hong Kong in Games qualifier

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... debut. Only Olympic sports are featured at the National Games, which, next to the Olympics, is the most prestigious sporting competition on the mainland as it gives provinces bragging rights. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1255878/beijing-pose-serious-threat-weakened-hong-kong-games-qualifier
  10. Comment - Blogs - Rugby

    Better late than never for our tourism chiefs

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 07:49pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... a sport which most local people used to call “Rubby”. In those years gone by the annual festival was regarded by the community at large as nothing more than three days of having to endure drunken ... engage in this brutish sport. No more. The period of enlightenment has now dawned. These days, the Sevens is a much-anticipated event, which the community waits for with the eagerness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1191674/better-late-never-our-tourism-chiefs

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