David Campese

Old guard in danger as baby-faced assassins circle for the kill

It's the fresh-out-of-diapers gang that rules, okay.

Monday, 28 October, 1996, 12:00am

DeA sound early warning with emphatic victory

FIRST Division newcomers DeA made a flying start to the new rugby season with an 83-5 thumping of Tigers at Kings Park yesterday.

Strengthened with players from Police, who are not fielding an elite team this year, and Kowloon, last year's Third Division champions gave notice to other clubs that they could be possible title-contenders.

13 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Campese back to best

NEW South Wales beat Otago 44-29 in a trans-Tasman rugby union clash at Dunedin, New Zealand, with David Campese playing at his best.

Campese used all his skills to score two tries in the first half when New South Wales ran at Otago from all parts of the field.

The Australian team held a 27-10 half-time lead, having scored four tries before the break.

2 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Oscars put some sporting dreams through the hoop

IT was the Oscar ceremony last week and one of the controversies leading up to the awards was the debate about whether the American basketball documentary 'Hoop Dreams' should be eligible in the best picture category. In the end it wasn't but ESPN (Wharf Cable) showed an interesting item about the film at half-time in their midweek NBA game.

3 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Spirit willing but body is not - Campo

THE man who goose-stepped his way into Hong Kong hearts 11 years ago waved a final goodbye to the Sevens with a wish that it continues to bring the rugby world together.

But for Australian David Campese, returning to the stage where he has been able to express himself without limitations is not as alluring as playing the game itself.

28 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

World Cup swansong for Campo

RUGBY union sensation David Campese will draw the curtains on his playing career at the end of the 1995 World Cup in South Africa.

The dynamic Campese, who is arguably the best attacking player in the world, said that after 13 years of representative rugby, it was time to hang up his jumper and let the younger players take over.

26 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Wallaby winger David Campese

THERE are few events in world sport as widely anticipated or eagerly savoured as the Hong Kong Sevens - and few names as synonymous with the event as David Campese.

Few people understand better the essence that makes the Hong Kong Sevens the heady brew it is - and now Campese will share that wealth of knowledge with readers of the South China Morning Post.

22 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Roebuck points Wallabies to crushing revenge win

AUSTRALIA notched up their biggest-ever winning margin against France in a rugby union Test when they crushed the home side 24-3 at the Parc des Princes in Paris yesterday.

It was not their highest score - which remains the 48-31 win at Brisbane in 1990 - but it was their most emphatic, and was superbly engineered by Marty Roebuck.

7 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

World Cup broadside from HK fan Campo

AUSTRALIAN legend David Campese has lashed out at the Rugby World Cup Sevens organisers for ignoring Hongkong's role in popularising the sevens game.

Campese, making possibly his final sevens appearance for Australia, has long been a staunch believer in Hongkong as the world's leading sevens tournament.

15 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Dardier slips one in for the minnows

FORMER World Cup bobsledder Philippe Dardier fulfilled a dream when he scored Singapore's only try against a star-studded Australian side in Pool D.

Dardier, 31, who once plied the World Cup bobsled circuit for Canada, struck a blow for the minnows by showing that the smaller countries deserve their chance against the giants of rugby, despite his team losing 47-5.

28 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

The golden boot returns

AUSTRALIAN captain Michael Lynagh has been breaking record after record with his deadly-accurate place-kicking for nearly a decade at the highest level.

But it was the sport of American Football which originally discovered the magic boot of the genial Aussie, who has scored more points than any other international player past or present.

27 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Pierce called up by Kiwis

EXPERIENCED sevens player Scott Pierce, who came to Hongkong expecting to watch the excitement from the stands, has been dramatically drafted into the All Blacks squad.

Pierce has been put on emergency stand-by for forward Dallas Seymour, just 24 hours after leading the Japan-based Aliens to victory in the International 10s.

27 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Sevens fans in a scramble to score a piece of Campo

ASURPRISE gift arrives at Keeping Posted from Aussie rugby star David Campese, who is usually given to streaking down the wing (with his rugby kit on, we hasten to add) and scoring super tries, giving him the world record of 50 tries from 70 Test matches.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Sevens swansong for legend Campo

BRILLIANT Australian David Campese will grace the Sevens for the final time as a player this weekend - 10 years to the day since making his debut in Hongkong.

The 30-year-old winger, who has achieved almost every accolade in top-flight rugby, said yesterday that this weekend's Hongkong Sevens will be his last.

25 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Ofahengaue ruled out by Italian job

WORLD Cup star Willie Ofahengaue is out of Australia's 10-man squad for this weekend's Hongkong Sevens.

The Tongan-born forward, who was such a hit with fans at last year's tournament, was the only one of four Aussies not released from Italian club commitments.

22 Mar 1993 - 12:00am