Eric Rush

Aussies have Luck on their side, on and off field

It might be tradition to boo them every year, but Australians are starting to make their presence felt in Hong Kong off the pitch.

Sunday, 28 March, 2010, 12:00am

Los'e puts a different spin on commentating

New Zealand-born and bred Willie Los'e (pictured) coached the Aliens at the GFI HKFC Tens this week - but his work hasn't finished: 'You could say I have replaced my coach hat with a headset.' Los'e is spending his Sevens in the commentating box on the upper west side. 'I've been commentating on the Sevens for four years.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Aliens put faith in the cream of Kiwi youth

Former champions Aliens have put the accent on youth as they attempt to win the GFI HKFC Tens for the first time since 2005. The perennial Kiwi contenders, third seeds this year, have included three promising schoolboys in their squad on the recommendation of New Zealand great Eric Rush.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

It's more than a three-day rugby tournament, it's a week-long marathon with a host of events around town. Here's the line-up, so get into the spirit . . .

InProjects Kowloon RFC Rugbyfest tournament and dinner.

What: The tournament, which this year will feature former British Lions Tim Stimpson and John Bentley and current England player Peter Richards.

When: 10am kick-off on Wednesday.

Where: King's Park.

How much: Free admission.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Shop 'til you drop - even if you're a prop

Robby Nimmo

We all accept that the main goals during the Sevens weekend are, not necessarily in order, sport and partying.

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Maestro Tietjens eyes role in charge of HK

The most successful coach in sevens history, Gordon Tietjens, would like to coach Hong Kong after his New Zealand contract runs out next year.

Tietjens has always had a soft spot for Hong Kong and has been willing to share his knowledge with local coaches - last month Hong Kong sevens coach Rodney McIntosh was involved in a training camp with Tietjens and his squad.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Kiwi crown on shaky ground

Sweeney's last-gasp try overpowers brave Cherry Blossoms, but the warning signs are flashing for Tietjens's youngsters

New Zealand's reign as kings of the IRB Sevens is in danger of coming to an end today. It might have come 24 hours earlier, but for a last-gasp try from Dwayne Sweeney which gave the Kiwis a come-from-behind 24-19 victory over gutsy Japan.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Fans to pay more for Sevens tickets

Fans will have to pay $130 more for a Hong Kong Sevens ticket next year as organisers face rising costs in running the event.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Q and A with Paul Dingley

Q. Best moment playing for HK (XVs or sevens)?

A. XVs: The first match I'd ever played with my brother, Jon, in the opening Pacific Rim match in 1997. We both scored tries and Hong Kong thrashed the US. Sevens: Winning the Bowl in 1999

Q. Worst moment?

A. Losing, having not played to our true potential

Q. The best player played with ?

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

And the Sevens Groupie awards go to ...

All good things must come to an end - and so, the debauchery of the Sevens is over for another year, with little but a hangover, empty wallets and mysterious bruises to show for it.

Ah, but some of you out there also snagged yourself some fine photographic mementos, as evidenced by the entries in our Sevens Groupie competition.

30 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

2003 A masked ball

The Rolling Stones got no satisfaction. But England had plenty after they won the Cup Championship for the second successive year by beating New Zealand 22-17 in a highly charged final.

26 Mar 2004 - 12:00am


THE TATTOO ON Karl Te Nana's back moves in mesmerising waves as he flexes his arms in the morning sunlight during training at Police Boundary Street. The shadows dance off the broad sweep of his shoulders, highlighting the Maori Moko.

28 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Beware, here comes Rush again!

The Rush hour is about to start again. Evergreen New Zealand captain Eric Rush, 38, is back for one more tilt at the windmills of the Hong Kong Sevens - which kicks off on Friday at Hong Kong Stadium.

26 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Determined Rush sets his sights on 2003 return

The Rush hour is not over. Beaten and broken yesterday, New Zealand captain Eric Rush did not discount the possibility of appearing at next year's Hong Kong Sevens. 'If I'm fit, I will be back,' Rush promised after New Zealand's 10-7 semi-final loss to Fiji. 'The Hong Kong Sevens is too much fun. I will see how I feel next year.'

25 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Two of a kind


Born: May 20, 1968.

Age: 33

Height: 1.70 metres

Weight: 80 Kilograms

International 15s debut: 1989

Caps: 28

Sevens record: Debut in 1989. Played in five Cup-winning teams at Hong Kong Sevens - 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999. Won World Cup in Hong Kong in 1997.


22 Mar 2002 - 12:00am