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  • Dec 28, 2014
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Young guns promise bright future for our abbreviated game

Hong Kong’s Eric Kwok Pak-nga scores in the Hong Kong U20 Sevens Series final against South Korea. Photo: Asian Rugby Football Union

It is encouraging to know that the next generation of Rowan Vartys and Keith Robertsons are already on the production line and ready to roll out when needed.

Thursday, 25 December, 2014, 11:40pm
Nick Cummins is a cult figure with rugby fans. Photo: AP

‘Honey Badger’ Nick Cummins back in frame for Wallabies

"The most Australian man on the planet", aka Honey Badger, is heading home after cult figure Nick Cummins was released by his Japanese club to play in Super Rugby for the Western Force next season.

25 Dec 2014 - 3:46am
Hugo Chui Ho-ching halts a Korean attack during the final of the Hong Kong leg of the ARFU U20 Sevens Series on Saturday. Hong Kong beat the visitors 20-7 to win their home tournament and take the overall series crown. Photos: Asian Rugby Football Union

Six-man Hong Kong clinch Asian U20 sevens title

Playing with a man down for most of the Cup final, Hong Kong dug deep to win the last leg of the ARFU U20 Sevens Series at King’s Park on Saturday and capture the overall series title.

21 Dec 2014 - 4:02pm
England team-mates Dylan Hartley (left) and Brad Barritt share a joke as they sit on the bench during the autumn international against Australia. Hartley could be banned until after the 2015 Six Nations have started after he was sent off in the English Premiership last weekend. Photo: AFP

Dylan Hartley may miss Six Nations after sending off

Northampton captain Dylan Hartley could be suspended for the start of England's Six Nations campaign after he was sent off for elbowing an opponent in his side's 23-19 win over Leicester on Saturday.

22 Dec 2014 - 5:54pm
Hong Kong’s Hugo Chui Ho-ching scores a try during the hosts’ 34-0 victory over China early on the first day of Asia’s U20 Sevens Series finale in Hong Kong. Photos: Asian Rugby Football Union

Hong Kong unbeaten on day one of Asian junior sevens finale

21 Dec 2014 - 3:09pm
Dan Carter (left) on Thursday announced his decision to quit the All Blacks after the 2015 RWC and move to France to play for Racing Metro in the Top 14. Photos: AFP

Dan Carter to quit All Blacks after World Cup

18 Dec 2014 - 10:36pm
Former England sevens captain Ollie Phillips poses with the Webb Ellis Cup during a 2015 Rugby World Cup promotional event in Shanghai earlier this month. Photos: Reuters

Underperforming England must step up and focus on Rio, says former captain

19 Dec 2014 - 9:36am
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has a record of 38 wins from 42 tests. Photo: AP

Show of faith in All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

17 Dec 2014 - 12:52pm

Editor's Pick

Hong Kong cruised past China 34-0 in the round-robin phase of the Hong Kong leg of the 2014 ARFU U20 Sevens Series. Photo: Asian Rugby Football Union

ARFU U20 Sevens Series fixtures & results

View all the results from the Hong Kong leg of the ARFU U20 Sevens Series played at King’s Park on December 19 and 20.

21 Dec 2014 - 4:05pm

HKRFU Premiership standings

Pos Team WON PTS
1 HKCC 8 37
2 HK Scottish 8 36
3 Valley 6 29
4 HKFC 4 22
5 Kowloon 3 16
6 Tigers 0 2

Full HKRFU Premiership results and standings...

HKRFU Premiership news...

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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

Prop Daniel Barlow and his valiant USRC Tigers team-mates couldn’t find a way past Natixis HKFC in the Hong Kong Premiership on Saturday. Photos: HKRFU

Bird soars for Hong Kong Scottish as HKCC reclaim top spot with bonus point win

Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish fly-half Diggy Bird scored 14 points, including a first-half try, to lead his side to a crucial 24-10 away victory over Societe Generale Valley. But Scottish still lost their shared lead of the HKRFU Premiership as defending champions Leighton Asia HKCC scored a 41-10 bonus-point win against Abacus Kowloon.

14 Dec 2014 - 2:08am

ARFU’s philosophical change a boon for Asia’s big three

Male Sau of Japan fends off a South Korean defender during their Asian Five Nations clash in May this year. With the Top Five becoming a Top Three competition next year, these two teams and Hong Kong will meet more regularly. Photo: AFP

Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said “the only thing that is constant is change”. We were reminded of that quote when it was revealed next year’s Asian Five Nations Top Five competition will shrink to a Top Three.

5 Dec 2014 - 11:26am

Sevens

Hong Kong’s Eric Kwok Pak-nga scores in the Hong Kong U20 Sevens Series final against South Korea. Photo: Asian Rugby Football Union

Young guns promise bright future for our abbreviated game

It is encouraging to know that the next generation of Rowan Vartys and Keith Robertsons are already on the production line and ready to roll out when needed.

25 Dec 2014 - 11:40pm

Six-man Hong Kong clinch Asian U20 sevens title

Hugo Chui Ho-ching halts a Korean attack during the final of the Hong Kong leg of the ARFU U20 Sevens Series on Saturday. Hong Kong beat the visitors 20-7 to win their home tournament and take the overall series crown. Photos: Asian Rugby Football Union

Playing with a man down for most of the Cup final, Hong Kong dug deep to win the last leg of the ARFU U20 Sevens Series at King’s Park on Saturday and capture the overall series title.

21 Dec 2014 - 4:02pm

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Players from the “Hong Kong Champions” squad get psyched up before their departure on a two-match tour to Shandong. Photo: HKRFU

Shandong tour offers local talent a chance to get noticed

A squad of promising Hong Kong players from the HKRFU’s Championship and Premiership A domestic leagues have embarked on a two-match tour to China starting on Wednesday.

17 Dec 2014 - 9:59pm

Union breaks new ground in drive to create more facilities

Current Hong Kong junior player Calvin Hunter earned his rugby stripes as a Renaissance College student. Today he plays sevens and fifteens for the under-20s national side as well as for USRC Tigers in the Hong Kong Premiership. Photos: HKRFU

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on Tuesday marked another key milestone in its continuing drive to create more playing facilities for rugby and other sports in the city when it opened a new facility at Renaissance College in Ma On Shan.

9 Dec 2014 - 7:56pm