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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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

    ... 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Our chances are high as Sevens crowd will fire up team, says HKRFU's Trevor Gregory 'Our fans will boost HK's hopes for World Series' Hong Kong's chances of becoming a core team in the HSBC Seven ...

  7. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    Women's rugby team in China hold hopes for the nation

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

    ... that the sport was a game for both sexes. Having achieved that goal - six months after Dubai the IOC voted rugby sevens in as a medal sport from the 2016 Games - the International Rugby Board has now ... sevens will be a sport for the first time. This has resulted in a number of provinces having rugby teams for both men and women, and this is helping the national team. "This side in Moscow ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Full-time contracts incentive for Hong Kong sevens players

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

    ... Kong Sports Institute as an elite sport next month. "Getting into the sports institute will be a massive help. Not only will it assist us in the world series, but we can also look ... are in a better position. We are the Asian champions and we will soon be in the Sports Institute. If our guys are good enough to qualify, I would say 'bring it on'." Up-and-coming player ...

  10. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong closing in on China National Games place

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Games for the first time with the sport now in the Olympics. Only Olympic sports are included in the Games held every four years. ...




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