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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong make it tough for Russia before conceding series

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 12:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... have been for them. Matches like this are what make rugby in Hong Kong unique,” West added. Taking full advantage of the two-week break in the French Top 14 League due to the international test ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Performance shows local side would not be out of place playing in a second-tier World Cup HK make it tough for Russia before conceding series Hong Kong ...

  2. 'We can be streets ahead with city circuit'

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... But if the course has more elements running through the back streets of Hong Kong, it will be more unique,' Hung said on the eve of the 2009 edition, which has drawn a record 55,000 competitors. ... it a distinctively more Asian and Hong Kong feel and that would be wonderful,' said Hung. 'It would look unique on the international footage.' There have been many calls in the past ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    HKRFU boss Trevor Gregory is certain tickets for Lions game will sell

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on the best of the rest. It is a unique game and we are very excited and hopeful the stadium will be full." Organisers are mindful of the last Bledisloe Cup encounter in Hong Kong in 2010 when ... are confident they will sell 25,000 tickets to local residents for next summer's historic encounter between the British and Irish Lions and the British Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium. "We ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Pack mentality key if Hong Kong are ever to reach a World Cup

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 09:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... against teams ranked above us in the world rankings. This is the conclusion from the two test matches Hong Kong lost 31-10 and 39-27. In total we scored five tries, four in the second test, all coming from broken play and created by the backs. It is not surprising, considering the majority of the backline are fully professional, training at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, while most ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hectic schedule for Hong Kong cricketers

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 10:58pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... no time to catch their breath as Hong Kong's mushrooming international cricket fixtures see them taking on Nepal in three Twenty20 internationals in Sri Lanka this week followed by a 50-over match. The senior squad returned to Hong Kong for just one day from Australia, before leaving straight away to Colombo for the next stage of an increasingly busy schedule as they prepare ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Young Hong Kong stars have what it takes

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:26pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... for Hong Kong. The two teenagers come from different backgrounds and play different sports. Yet they evoked the same feeling of optimism this week and this bodes well for their individual codes. ... the spirits of everyone who comes in touch with them Rath, from afar, has been a shining beacon as Hong Kong crumbled against Papua New Guinea in two one-day international matches in Townsville, ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: HK should follow Australia's lead on being flexible with elite athletes

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 07:52pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the day we respect James' right to make his own decision, although we haven't got to agree with it." It seems in Hong Kong we will go to any lengths to make a point, even ... Kong? What if an athlete decided he/she didn't want to train at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) and preferred to train elsewhere? Does this ring a bell? We have had a hue and cry ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Tigers hope new recruit Tyler Spitz can help end winless streak

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 12:31pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Tigers hope Spitz can help end winless streak Rugby life for Tyler Spitz in Hong Kong has started back to front: having first represented the national ... on Saturday. Hong Kong-born Spitz made his international debut against Russia last Saturday having arrived a few days earlier from Australia. Tigers' coach Chris Davies is unsure if the former ...

  9. Bank workers swing into action by the thousands

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay As head of human resources for Standard Chartered in Britain, Tracy Clarke was pleased to see the commitment of the bank's Hong Kong employees as they came out in force to back their pride and joy. 'We had half our staff in Hong Kong, 2,600, taking part in the race. There were an additional 500 staff who were volunteers,' a pleased Ms Clarke said. ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Battling Tigers still searching for first win despite bold fightback

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 01:05am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the Hong Kong Premiership after Natixis HKFC pulled off a 16-8 win over Leighton Asia HKCC at Sports Road. HKCC's first defeat this season leaves them on 28 points, one above Scottish, three ... that and we have to push on now. But once more it is ‘nearly’ Tigers coach Chris Davies Gifted to the club by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, Spitz did not score tries or have a fairy-tale debut ...




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