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HK women get fired up for new-look home sevens event

Hong Kong’s Natasha Olson-Thorne pushes away from the Canadian defence during last year’s Hong Kong Women’s Rugby Sevens. Photo: PSI for HKRFU

The Hong Kong Women’s Rugby Sevens will be staged over two days, with 12 teams from five continents taking part.

Thursday, 29 January, 2015, 7:48pm
Chris Maize will get a chance to shine in Hong Kong's Rio Olympics bid. Photo: Edward Wong

Youngsters to play key role in bid to qualify for Sevens at Rio Olympics

Young guns Chris Maize, Richard Lewis and Calvin Hunter are set to have a big role to play in Hong Kong's Rio Olympics bid after drawing praise from head sevens coach Gareth Baber.

29 Jan 2015 - 11:15pm
Sam Burgess braces for impact during a Four Nations rugby league match between England and France. The code-swapping centre may now see his bid for a place in England’s rugby union squad boosted by the midfield injury crisis. Photo: AP

England injury crisis opens door for code-swapper Burgess

Rugby League convert Sam Burgess could see his bid to gain a place in England’s World Cup squad given a boost by the injury crisis engulfing Stuart Lancaster’s back division just weeks before the Six Nations starts.

27 Jan 2015 - 12:49pm
Frank Halai, playing for the All Blacks Sevens side, scores against Portugal at the Hong Kong Sevens in March 2011. Photo: KY Cheng/SCMP

All Black winger Frank Halai to join Wasps

Winger Frank Halai, who played one test for the All Blacks, will join Wasps from the Auckland Blues for the next European season, the English Premiership side announced on Monday.

27 Jan 2015 - 12:14pm
Rowan Varty scored an inspired tap-and-run try late in the Cup quarters on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough and Hong Kong made an early exit from the Darwin Sevens. Photo: HKRFU

Darwin proves too hot to handle for defending champions Hong Kong

25 Jan 2015 - 8:54pm
Scrum-half Liam Slatem’s darting runs for HKCC helped break down the USRC Tigers defence in Aberdeen on Saturday and the home side took a well-deserved 35-10 bonus-point victory. Photos: HKRFU

French connection lifts ‘makeshift’ Valley to victory

25 Jan 2015 - 7:52pm
Chris Maize took advantage of his extra playing time for injury-hit Hong Kong to score three tries on the first day in Darwin. Photo: Edward Wong/SCMP

Hong Kong reach Cup quarters in Darwin, but perfect record takes a hit

25 Jan 2015 - 8:53pm
Valley's Amelie Seure with the spoils of victory. Photo: SMP Pictures

Valley Black Ladies set sights on Grand Championship after winning league

25 Jan 2015 - 11:39am 1 comment

HKRFU Premiership – January 24 fixtures

Leighton Asia HKCC 35-10 Borrelli Walsh Tigers
Natixis HKFC 5-30 Societe Generale Valley
Abacus Kowloon 6-44 Bloomberg HK Scottish

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HKRFU Premiership standings

Pos Team WON PTS
1 HKCC 11 52
2 HK Scottish 10 45
3 Valley 9 43
4 HKFC 5 26
5 Kowloon 3 16
6 Tigers 0 2

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Plays of the Week

Hong Kong finished unbeaten on the first day of the ARFU U20 Sevens Series at King’s Park, including a 34-0 win against China in their opening game. Photo: Asian Rugby Football Union

Video: ARFU U20 Sevens Series

Watch all of Hong Kong’s matches from the second leg of the 2014 ARFU U20 Sevens Series played at King’s Park on December 19 and 20. First up in the round-robin tournament highlights are Friday’s preliminary games in which Hong Kong’s juniors remained unbeaten – though South Korea gave them a scare.

21 Dec 2014 - 3:10pm

Fifteens

Scrum-half Liam Slatem’s darting runs for HKCC helped break down the USRC Tigers defence in Aberdeen on Saturday and the home side took a well-deserved 35-10 bonus-point victory. Photos: HKRFU

French connection lifts ‘makeshift’ Valley to victory

The French connection at Societe Generale Valley came good as the defending Grand Champions geared up for their title defence with a stylish 30-5 victory over arch-rivals Natixis HKFC at Sports Road on Saturday.

25 Jan 2015 - 7:52pm

Valley Black Ladies set sights on Grand Championship after winning league

Valley's Amelie Seure with the spoils of victory. Photo: SMP Pictures

Amelie Seure is a happy campaigner these days. The captain of the Societe Generale Valley Black Ladies has just led her unbeaten side to the league title. Now the aim is to complete the double - winning the Grand Championship.

25 Jan 2015 - 11:39am 1 comment

Sevens

Chris Maize will get a chance to shine in Hong Kong's Rio Olympics bid. Photo: Edward Wong

Youngsters to play key role in bid to qualify for Sevens at Rio Olympics

Young guns Chris Maize, Richard Lewis and Calvin Hunter are set to have a big role to play in Hong Kong's Rio Olympics bid after drawing praise from head sevens coach Gareth Baber.

29 Jan 2015 - 11:15pm

Women’s talent quest draws a mixed bag of athletes and positive reviews

Elite sevens coach Anna Richards hopes the HKRFU’s talent ID programme will ultimately provide new players for the national women’s sevens squad. Photo: HKRFU

Athletes from a diverse range of sports – from martial arts to rowing, from netball to ice hockey – turned up for the first talent ID programme in a bid to unearth a rough diamond or two as the national women’s sevens squad looks to expand its player base.

29 Jan 2015 - 6:57pm

Community

Hong Kong players Candy Cheng and Jamie Hood kick-off the “Support Hong Kong Team T-shirt Design Competition” at Li Sing Primary School. Photos: HKRFU

Sevens players turn student design contest into an art form

Hong Kong’s sevens players went back to school on Wednesday as part of the “Support Hong Kong Team T-shirt Design Competition” – an HKRFU initiative which aims to engage the local community ahead of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens in March.

23 Jan 2015 - 8:06am

Matt Worley stars as Dragons win battle with Lions

Matt Worley sets off for the try line at the Hong Kong Football Club. Photos: HKRFU

Matt Worley scored two tries and a drop goal to lead the Hong Kong Dragons to a 25-19 victory against the Overseas Lions in the Wright-Naylor/Middlesex Cup at the 2015 Prudential New Year’s Day youth tournament on Thursday.

6 Jan 2015 - 6:38pm