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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Buoyant Hong Kong women aim high in World Series qualifiers

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:20pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the Women's Asian Sevens Series at the weekend, Hong Kong coach Anna Richards is targeting a top-four finish at next month's IRB Women's Sevens World Series qualifiers. "It ... with the Asian champions winning 38-7. While the men's team will have to wait until the Hong Kong Sevens to have another crack at becoming a core team on the world circuit, the women will get ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong women’s sevens team raise expectations with first ever final

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 08:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Women set bar high with first final To watch the finals and other Hong Kong games from the tournament, please click here. Even former Black Ferns star Anna Richards was caught out by the stellar performance of her charges in the Women's Asian Sevens Series as Hong Kong finished runners-up to Asian champions China. The head coach ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Stunning try provides self-belief for Hong Kong women

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 12:49am by Alvin Sally

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Stunning run provides self-belief for home team Rose Fong lifted Hong Kong into the Cup semi-finals of the Women's Asian Sevens Series with a virtuoso try which will give "self-belief" to the home team as they eye a medal at the Asian Games in Incheon next month. Fong shrugged off the defence to run a sizzling 60 metres ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Coach Anna Richards leads Hong Kong into unknown territory

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:15pm

    ... SCMP reporter Hosts handed tough draw for Women’s Sevens World Series qualifier on home turf Hong Kong’s women sevens players will face one of their toughest challenges yet when they bid for glory on home turf in next month’s Women’s Sevens World Series qualifying event. The International Rugby Board on Tuesday announced details of the 12-team international tournament including ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    England end 16 years of heartbreak with World Cup victory

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:32am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris England crowned world champions England ended a run of three straight final defeats with a 21-9 victory over Canada to be crowned women’s World Cup champions. ... rugby family Emily Scarratt With abbreviated rugby sevens to make its Olympic debut for men and women at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 15-a-side final was perfect publicity for the sport’s world ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    England out to make amends for losses in past three WRWC finals

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:14pm by AFP

    ... fourth-time lucky when they play Canada in the final of the women's Rugby World Cup on Sunday. The Red Roses were crowned world champions way back in 1994, but that tournament was devalued ... "We have a lot of heart in our team," said No 8 Russell, one of four players nominated for the IRB Women's Player of the Year. England, she said, would be physical. "They have ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns bow out as northern teams reach semi-finals

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris New Zealand fail to earn last four place for the first time in Women’s World Cup Black Ferns out of all northern semis Hosts France set up a northern hemisphere Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final with a 17-3 win over Australia after England and Canada drew 13-13 to leave four-time champions New Zealand out in the cold. Ireland- whose surprise victory last ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Women’s RWC highlights

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 07:47pm

    ... SCMP staff Watch highlights from Ireland’s stunning 17-14 victory over New Zealand in Tuesday’s second round of pool games at the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in France. With the win, Ireland became the first team since 1991 to defeat the Black Ferns in a Women’s RWC match. Click below to watch highlights of Australia’s 25-3 win against Wales. Click below to watch highlights ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Black Ferns eye fifth consecutive World Cup title

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris New Zealand will begin their bid for a fifth consecutive women's World Cup title on Friday, but insist they will not be dwelling on past achievements as the 12-team tournament kicks off in France. The spotlight during the August 1-17 competition will also be shining bright on the women's game after the inclusion of rugby sevens, for both sexes, ...




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