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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong women edge into the semi-finals to set up showdown with Japan

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:22pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the women's sevens competition after winger Aggie Poon Pak-yan stole the show in a 12-7 win over powerful Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Poon scored in each half as Hong Kong came back from 7-5 to pull off a morale-boosting victory in the final pool game and finish unbeaten. The result gives them an easier semi-final on Thursday when they go up against Japan, a side they defeated at the Women's Asian ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    World Cup victory icing on the cake for Kiwi women's sevens squad

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Moscow alvin.sallay@scmp.com NZ women out for revenge in World Cup Victory at the World Cup would be "pivotal' for women's rugby in New Zealand, manager Gareth Duncan said, but for the Kiwi women it was more likely to be about settling a score with trans-Tasman rivals Australia. Like their men's team, the New Zealand women are also top ...

  3. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

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

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

    ... Alvin Sallay in Moscow alvin.sallay@scmp.com Olympic recognition has been a boon for the women's game on the mainland, expanding the pool of players beyond major centres Women carry ... and there is hope in the air as the mainland women get their second World Cup campaign under way. Four years ago in Dubai, China finished ninth out of the 16 teams participating in the inaugural ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Five women's teams will warm up in Hong Kong for Guangzhou sevens series

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Five women's teams to warm up at HK event Five core teams on the International Rugby Board's Women's Sevens Series will stop over in Hong ... Women's Sevens on March 22, using it as a build-up for the landmark event at the Guangzhou University Town stadium, which was built for the 2010 Asian Games. "Apart from these core teams, we ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Kiwis defeat England 33-0 to take World Cup

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 10:30am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Series champions New Zealand signed off a fantastic season by adding the World Cup to their trophy collection to become the first team to accomplish the double. And the New Zealand women made ... the game and be out-played but over three days I'm proud of what we have achieved," Ryan added. Meanwhile, the New Zealand women defeated Canada 29-12 in their final to make it a double ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hosts Russia win Bowl title at Rugby World Cup Sevens

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Asian teams met with little success in the Women's World Cup too. Japan were knocked out 19-14 by the Netherlands in the Bowl quarter-final while China lost to the Dutch in the semis. ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong seek rugby berth at National Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be six teams with Liaoning province getting automatic qualification." The women's sevens team qualified last week. Although the men's squad will be missing a number of ineligible ...

  8. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    China says no to rugby at Tianjin East Asian Games

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of staging the rugby competition for men and women at the Hong Kong Stadium. It was an unqualified success with the Hong Kong men winning silver and women bronze. ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Gordon Tietjens rails at 'unfair' system that ranks Kiwis No 4 at sevens World Cup quarters

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

    ... and they denied us possession plus uncharacteristic errors almost cost us," Tietjens said. Meanwhile, in the women's World Cup, Asian teams China and Japan both had a poor first day, losing all ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong eye place in 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and girls' under-18 competitions will be staged, with the same qualifying process for the women. Hong Kong's women's team did not qualify for the World Cup though, so are ineligible ...




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