Asian Rugby Football Union

Full-time rugby a must for HK

Another season is over and Hong Kong rugby has to again come to terms with the fact we are a long way behind Japan, who continue to dominate the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

Perhaps I was politically naive, but I simply did not believe that they would go that far

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, blaming Nicolas Sarkozy's allies for his downfall

I'll keep working until I can't do it physically any more

Hong Kong's last rickshaw puller, 63-year-old Hung Chiu-ping

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ready to erupt

Imagine if the Philippines Volcanoes rugby sevens team were as popular as Manny Pacquiao. On Sevens weekend, the 140,000 Filipinos who live in this city would storm Hong Kong Stadium demanding to see their heroes. It would be chaos - and Matt Cullen would love to see it happen.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rugby pioneer's surprise at award

When Ruth Mitchell came to Hong Kong 36 years ago, little did she know the immense role she would play in women's rugby union in the city.

Born and bred in Liverpool, Mitchell was a big fan of Premier League soccer side Everton and had never even played rugby before she set foot in Hong Kong.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Dedicated Mitchell wins top award

Ruth Mitchell, a driving force in the local game, has been recognised for her dedication by winning the International Rugby Board Women's Personality of the Year award.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Plenty at stake for new boys UAE

Wingers Cyrus Homayoun and Ali Mohammed represent the face of rugby in the oval world's newest member, the United Arab Emirates, who play Hong Kong in the final round of the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five contest at Hong Kong Football Club today.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Rees looking for pointers from Shanghai Sevens

With the Asian Games on the horizon, head coach Dai Rees hopes to draw strength from his 12-strong squad who left yesterday for this weekend's Shanghai Sevens.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

One win will do us, say Lion City

They may have hosted a successful Formula One race, but when it comes to rugby Singapore are not on the fast track, and have lesser ambitions this weekend - win one game. 'We will be happy if we can beat Taiwan in our pool. I think Korea will be too strong for us,' said Singapore Rugby Union executive Ridzal Saat.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

HK lined up for slice of World Cup

Japan vows to share if 2015 bid is successful

Japanese supremo Nobby Mashimo has promised Hong Kong will host a few group games if the 2015 World Cup is awarded to Japan by the International Rugby Board (IRB).

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

SAR bidding to host Asia qualifiers for World Cup Sevens

Hong Kong will be looking for home-ground advantage as they present a bid to host the Asian qualifying tournaments for the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in late September.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Hadley and McQueen star as HK beat Malaysia

Flyhalf Gavin Hadley kicked three penalties, and together with a solo breakaway try by Tom McQueen, helped Hong Kong defeat Malaysia 14-0 in their opening game at the Asian Rugby Football Union under-20 championship in Brunei.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Japanese official lands key post in Asian union

Japan has taken over a key position inside the Asian Rugby Football Union as the country prepares to mount another bid to land the World Cup. Noburo 'Nobby' Mashimo, chairman of the Japan Rugby Football Union, was elected last month as Arfu's representative on the International Rugby Board.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HK back Japan's RWC bid

Hong Kong has thrown its support behind the Japanese bid for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and will back Japan Rugby Football Union chairman Noburo 'Nobby' Mashimo to be the new Asian Rugby Football Union representative on the International Rugby Board.

22 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sri Lanka safety still a worry for HK

Hong Kong will wait for a security report on Sri Lanka from the International Rugby Board before deciding whether to take part in the Asian Rugby Football Tournament (ARFT) in Colombo from November 3-10.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

India look to foreign legion to inspire their first victory

India will pin their hopes on a pack of overseas-based players to break their duck on the international scene at their third appearance at the Asian Championship, which kicks off today with two Pool C games at King's Park.

27 Oct 2004 - 12:00am