Barbarian F.C.

Lions boss Irvine forecasts a rugby feast, weather permitting

As a player Andy Irvine loved to run with ball in hand. He was an attacking full-back from the very top drawer.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Weakened Lions likely for HK

The British and Irish Lions might not be at full strength, both in terms of quality and quantity, when they touch down in Hong Kong for the historic clash against the Barbarians one year from now.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Contest without competition

If Hong Kong Rugby Football Union officials had any sleepless nights over the Chartis Cup - last Saturday's game between the Asia Pacific Barbarians and a World XV - then those fears were groundless as the game proved it can hardly be a threat to the hegemony the local governing body has over organising international showdowns. The idea behind the Chartis Cup was commendable.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Top two battle through

Defending champions Fortis New Zealand Metro and second seeds Aliens both came through tough pool games yesterday to reach the quarter-finals. Top-seeded Metro were held scoreless until the brink of half-time by a fiercely committed Irish Vikings side before breaking out for a 22-0 victory to top pool A.

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Outgunned HK to play for bowl

Hong Kong were relegated to the Bowl competition at the Air France Sevens in Paris yesterday when they lost both their preliminary group games to Italy and the New Zealand Barbarians.

The territory were beaten 35-14 by Italy in their first game and then later in the day were trounced 62-0 by the Kiwis, who topped the group with a 52-0 win over Italy.

2 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Guscott here to celebrate

HOW does one of England's top internationals celebrate after winning the Grand Slam? He goes to Hong Kong for the Sevens.

England centre Jeremy Guscott is doing just that in his role as tour leader for Gloucester-based travel company Sports Travel, which belongs to former English international Mike Burton.

24 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Callard may face Boks

JONATHAN Callard, the England rugby full-back who needed 27 stitches in his eyebrow and temple in a controversial tour match in Port Elizabeth last June, was yesterday handed the chance to face the Springboks again.

22 Nov 1994 - 12:00am