David Campese

rugby union

1 Which country will host the Rugby World Cup in 2007?

2 In what year did Italy join Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and France to form the Six Nations Championship?

3 Which national team are nicknamed 'the Oaks'?

Sunday, 2 April, 2006, 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1: When were Australia white-washed in a cricket four-test series?

2: Who received the Masters golf tournament's green jacket when it was first awarded in 1949?

3: Who is in second place behind David Campese's record of 64 tries scored in rugby tests?

4: What famous tennis player was nicknamed 'Muscles'?

18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

England surprise

1993, Edinburgh

The inaugural Rugby World Cup Sevens involved all the major powers, along with a number of emerging nations, including Hong Kong.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Bachelor Campese enjoys his own company - and cooking

Rugby legend David Campese says that when he's not flying around the world, he loves getting down to do some home cooking.

'The last meal I cooked was for 10 to 15 guests in my home and I just loved it.' His favourite dish is pasta, 'don't forget I'm of Italian origin'.

29 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Solomon and Moe pave way for DeA's victory

MARK Solomon and Fred Moe scored five of DeA's seven tries between them as the team who were on the verge of pulling out of the Hong Kong rugby union First Division before the season recorded their first win in the Super Eights yesterday.

15 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Jonah Lomu

New Zealand wing star Jonah Lomu's axing from the All Blacks Test team might be the tonic he needs to pep up a flagging career, according to David Campese.

Australian rugby legend Campese warned against predicting an end for Lomu.

'Don't write Jonah off,' Campese told The Australian newspaper. 'If he wants to get back again, this might be a bit of a wakeup call.

9 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Hong Kong made to pay for string of mistakes

THE dream of playing in the Cup competition for the first time since 1989 ended for Hong Kong yesterday.

A bruising and physical encounter against Australia in their final pool game finished fairly predictably in the end with David Campese's side winning 28-0 and knocking Hong Kong out of Cup contention.

29 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

China set for first step on long rugby journey

Red hot rugby, a la Chinese, will be on show for the first time this weekend at the 22nd Hong Kong Sevens, which is backed by Credit Suisse First Boston - the last-minute sponsor of the event.

China, making their debut, will provide the novelty in a year which has a make-or-break feel to it.

27 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

World sevens circuit wins support from Campese

Australian legend David Campese yesterday joined the growing chorus of supporters calling for an international sevens circuit.

Campese, who will make his 11th appearance in the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend, said sevens had the potential to become the 'one-day cricket' of rugby.

26 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Campese a definite starter for Hong Kong, says Waratahs' coach

David Campese has been called up for Super 12 duty in South Africa, but New South Wales coach Matt Williams has guaranteed that the former Wallaby winger would be available to lead Australia at the March 27-29 Credit Suisse First Boston Hong Kong Sevens.

16 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Matt Dowling to play for New South Wales

Valley's star player of last season, Matt Dowling, has been picked to play for New South Wales in their opening Super 12s encounter against ACT this weekend.

Dowling, who starred in Valley's triumphant march to the League title will play on the wing, kept world record international try-scorer David Campese out of the side.

24 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Campo shows that old magic

DAVID Campese, making what he says is his final appearance in an Australian jersey, showed that although some of the speed is gone, the deceptive shimmy can still out-fox opposing defences as the Aussies entered the Melrose Cup quarter-finals at the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

23 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

'It's the last time,' vows Aussie legend Campese

Fourteen years after first goose-stepping on to a swamp-like Hong Kong Stadium pitch, Australian David Campese will take his final bow in the green and gold jersey.

Yes, we've heard that before. But Campese is certain that this time, it's for real.

21 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Campo on the way for World Sevens

The New South Wales Rugby Union has released David Campese for next month's World Cup Sevens.

Campese, who retired from the international Test scene in December, has been pencilled in by Australia's sevens coach Jeff Miller to appear in the March 21-23 event at the Hong Kong Stadium.

22 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Taylor the latest target in press corps' pursuit of the Tall Poppy

Tall Poppy Syndrome is alive and sniping among members of Australia's sporting press corps.

The scenario goes something like this: the country's top sportsmen are praised to the point of hyperbole, their reputations cultivated with wonderfully worded articles and their egos buffed and polished.

3 Feb 1997 - 12:00am