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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong 'let down' by IRB's Women's Sevens snub

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and to have the event run alongside the men's Hong Kong Sevens. To be ignored is a huge let-down." To add insult to injury, the IRB has given Dubai the right to host the women's sevens ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The world body has disappointed Hong Kong officials by ignoring a request for the city to host a leg of the first Women's Sevens World Series HK ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hosting World Cup Sevens in 2018 ‘an insurance policy’, says Gregory

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... in hosting the showcase men's and women's World Cup Sevens in 2018. "Of course, we expect to be part of the World Series in the future. But until the process is complete nothing can ... of the World Series. "It is not practical to do both at the old stadium. "And remember that hosting future World Cups means you host both the men's and women's event," Gregory ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong Sports Institute's new rugby coaches target Olympics

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Welshman and New Zealander unveiled as HKSI's men's and women's trainers with the Asian Games and Rio 2016 their key challenges Sevens coaches aim for Olympics The 2016 Olympics will be the number one target for Gareth Baber and Anna Richards when they take charge of the men's and women's rugby sevens squad at the Hong ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    The great Russian reinvention

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for Northampton on the wing. Forty teams - 24 men's and 16 women's - assembled this week in Moscow. The players will be the best ambassadors to spread the word of a new Russia and organisers ... such a cry would have driven terror into the hearts of the West. Today they are being wooed right across the spectrum. Be it in business or sports, the world cannot get enough of new Russia. ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Pitch blackout increases burden on facilities for HKRFU ahead of new season

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this season in senior rugby - men's and women's - spread across eight divisions, this has placed more pressure on the provision of grounds by the HKRFU. "It is big blow that the Valley ... teams and two women's teams. At the end of last season, the HKRFU feared that saturation point was close and there were worries a full round of fixtures on a Saturday would not be able ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Samoa pile on gloom for All Blacks with victory in Dubai Sevens

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be disappointed, all the same. Having watched the New Zealand women win the first leg of the inaugural IRB Women's Sevens Series, crushing South Africa 41-0, he would have hoped the men would be able ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Ireland’s coach says they can recover from defeat

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Dublin

    ... things right against the All Blacks, who come to Dublin seeking to become the first side to go through a calendar year having won every test. “There’s more work to be done as we are a work in progress,” said Schmidt, who got the job on the back of winning two European Cups with Leinster. “But I can assure you we will work hard this week and put things right.” Schmidt admitted ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Become believers, coach Stuart Lancaster urges England

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 12:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Right mental approach vital if young side are to have any hope of beating the All Blacks Become believers, Lancaster urges England Stuart Lancaster has urged ... is convinced having the right mental approach this weekend is essential if the Red Rose brigade are to stand a chance of winning the World Cup on home soil in 2015. Several of his side do at least know ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Racing Metro and Toulouse promise full-on clash in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 10:16pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com It's not just an exhibition game for visiting French teams It's not just an exhibition game for French teams It will be an exhibition game in name only with French Top 14 rugby union clubs Racing Metro and Toulouse promising a right royal "melee" when they clash for the Natixis Cup at Aberdeen Stadium on Saturday. ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    All Black Dan Carter set for 100th test match

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 09:49pm by Reuters

    ... most top-class athletes, Carter appears to have time to weigh up a situation, take the right option, whether it be to kick, pass, or run while under pressure and make it look easy. His style ...




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