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Hong Kong overpower Tonga to win Borneo Sevens

Hong Kong's Cado Lee Ka-to battles for possession against Tonga, backed by team-mates Nick Hewson and Michael Coverdale. Photos: HKRFU

Hong Kong's bid to become a core team on the HSBC Sevens World Series got a huge shot in the arm when they overcame a tough Pacific islands challenge to win the inaugural Borneo Sevens on Sunday.

Monday, 2 March, 2015, 5:38pm
England's Billy Twelvetrees is tackled by Ireland's Tommy O'Donnell. Photo: Reuters

Ireland edge nearer to Six Nations grand slam after beating England

Ireland took a major step towards retaining their Six Nations title with a pulsating 19-9 victory over England on Sunday to become the only side to win their opening three games.

2 Mar 2015 - 2:37pm
Burly France centre Mathieu Bastareaud brushes off Wales' Gethin Jenkins in their Six Nations match in Paris. Wales won 20-13. Photo: AFP

Gatland wary of dogfight in looming clash against Ireland

Warren Gatland believes Wales must avoid getting dragged into a dogfight if they are to beat Ireland in the Six Nations in two weeks.

2 Mar 2015 - 2:34pm
Chris Maize stifles a Papua New Guinea attack on day two of the Borneo Sevens. Photos: HKRFU Borneo Sevens

Clashes with Tonga, PNG a boost for Hong Kong, says Baber

Hong Kong will benefit from "pitting wits" against Tonga and Papua New Guinea at the Borneo Sevens, which reaches a climax on Sunday with Jamie Hood's men in the Cup semi-finals.

1 Mar 2015 - 6:51pm
France's Mathieu Bastareaud evades a tackle by Scott Baldwin of Wales. Photo: AFP

France no longer a great side, admits Philippe Saint-Andre

1 Mar 2015 - 6:19pm
Italy scrum-half Edoardo Gori celebrates with fans at full-time in their Six Nations win against Scotland. Photo: AFP

Last-minute penalty try clinches Italy’s first victory over Scotland in two years

1 Mar 2015 - 3:51am
Hong Kong opened their account at the Borneo Sevens on Friday with a 47-0 drubbing of Singapore. Photos: HKRFU

Classy Hong Kong aim to bounce back in Borneo

1 Mar 2015 - 6:51pm
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt attends the captain’s run of his team in Rome on the eve of their Six Nations match against Italy. Photos: AFP

Ireland coach Schmidt eyes his ‘biggest win’ over England

1 Mar 2015 - 12:44am

Grand Championship play-offs

Grand Final - March 7

Leighton Asia HKCC v Societe Generale Valley

Grand Championship semi-finals - February 14

Bloomberg HK Scottish 13-17 Societe Generale Valley
Leighton Asia HKCC 16-8 Natixis HKFC

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Editor's Pick

Ricky Cheuk Ming-yin, shown in action at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, was the first local Chinese player to score a try at an RWC Sevens – a feat he achieved during the 2001 tournament. Photo: Felix Wong/SCMP

Fans invited to pick HK’s all-time best player from the Sevens

As part of its celebrations for the 40th Hong Kong Sevens in March, the HKRFU has launched an online campaign for the public to help choose the top Hong Kong player to have played in the tournament.

5 Feb 2015 - 8:45pm

Plays of the Week

Cup winners Fiji celebrate their emphatic 35-19 victory over New Zealand. Photo: World Rugby/Martin Seras Lima

Videos: USA Sevens highlights

Watch highlights from the USA Sevens in Las Vegas where the hosts impressed all the way to the Cup semis. Included in this video package from World Rugby are a spectacular flying try by the USA’s Danny Barrett, an unusual finish from England’s Charlie Hayter, and the Kenyan Bowl winners staging a celebratory dance-off.

16 Feb 2015 - 1:04pm

Fifteens

Hong Kong Scottish fullback Andrew Henderson tries to split the Valley defence in their Grand Championship semi-final at Shek Kip Mei. Photos: HKRFU

Valley emerge victorious after bruising Grand Championship battle

Love might have been in the air on Valentine's Day, but at The Rock in Shek Kip Mei it was in short supply. There was only grudging respect between Societe Generale Valley and Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish after a monumental Grand Championship semi-final battle ended in a 17-13 victory for the visitors.

17 Feb 2015 - 2:22pm

Valley must be ‘at their best’ to beat Hong Kong Scottish

Hong Kong Scottish's Lex Kaleca in action. Photo: HKRFU

Defending grand champions Societe Generale Valley have been called upon to produce their "best game this season" if they are to storm The Rock in the semi-final against Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish on Saturday.

14 Feb 2015 - 11:35am

Sevens

Hong Kong's Cado Lee Ka-to battles for possession against Tonga, backed by team-mates Nick Hewson and Michael Coverdale. Photos: HKRFU

Hong Kong overpower Tonga to win Borneo Sevens

Hong Kong's bid to become a core team on the HSBC Sevens World Series got a huge shot in the arm when they overcame a tough Pacific islands challenge to win the inaugural Borneo Sevens on Sunday.

2 Mar 2015 - 5:38pm

Clashes with Tonga, PNG a boost for Hong Kong, says Baber

Chris Maize stifles a Papua New Guinea attack on day two of the Borneo Sevens. Photos: HKRFU

Hong Kong will benefit from "pitting wits" against Tonga and Papua New Guinea at the Borneo Sevens, which reaches a climax on Sunday with Jamie Hood's men in the Cup semi-finals.

1 Mar 2015 - 6:51pm

Community

Ricky Cheuk Ming-yin, shown in action at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, was the first local Chinese player to score a try at an RWC Sevens – a feat he achieved during the 2001 tournament. Photo: Felix Wong/SCMP

Fans invited to pick HK’s all-time best player from the Sevens

As part of its celebrations for the 40th Hong Kong Sevens in March, the HKRFU has launched an online campaign for the public to help choose the top Hong Kong player to have played in the tournament.

5 Feb 2015 - 8:45pm

Sevens players turn student design contest into an art form

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

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