Flying Kukris

HK get security nod to compete in Sri Lanka

Hong Kong will take part in the Sri Lankan Sevens this weekend after the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) yesterday gave the green light for the tournament.

Tuesday, 4 September, 2007, 12:00am

Goals for girls

For a city-savvy Hong Kong teenager, moving to a school in a remote part of rural England might not be appealing.

But for rugby-mad Rosie Fong, starting school at East Durham and Houghall Community College is a dream come true.

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

HKRFU looks forward to 50th anniversary

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) announced that next year's Under-19 Asian Rugby Football Union Championships will be held from January 4 to 12. The championships will be a key event of the union's 50th anniversary celebrations.

13 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Young players' high hopes for Sevens heaven

As most people who attend the Hong Kong Rugby Union Sevens are aware, one of the highlights is watching the territory's youngsters play before the main event.

22 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Simpkin demands high commitment

PLAYERS who want to be involved in next year's Hong Kong Sevens and the proposed Pan Pacific Series should be warned that they will have to train a minimum of 14 hours a week and be prepared to follow a tough fitness schedule.

28 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Schats faces balancing act in whole new ball game

PIETER Schats will hope and pray that he has the skills of a trapeze artist in the months to come.

One of the main tasks Schats has to shoulder after taking up his new position as executive director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union yesterday, is to strike the right balance between elitism and the grassroot levels.

3 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

League gets down to business

AFTER weeks of uncertainty, the territory's San Miguel League kicks off this afternoon with 32 teams, split in strength and also into three divisions.

Only First Division champions Valley will be missing in action having drawn a bye. This is because of the odd number of teams (11) in this division.

14 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Alton back in Valley action

NEIL Alton will hope his rehabilitation into the Hong Kong team begins today at the Valley 15s.

The season-opening event, to be played at the Happy Valley and Causeway Bay rugby pitches (kick-off 2 pm), will be Alton's comeback to competitive rugby since he was suspended last month.

10 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Ballot box bureaucracy in rugby must change

A SECRET ballot to be cast on June 23, by the 18 members of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, will decide who the next chairman will be; in what direction the territory's governing body will go, and whether there will be change in the overall administrative structure of the game.

29 May 1994 - 12:00am

Jones spurs Club to romp over Forces

HONG Kong Football Club opened the defence of their First Division title with a convincing 43-5 victory over British Forces at Sports Road last night.

Club ran in seven tries as their forwards provided plenty of power, inspired by the return of prop Ashley Jones.

15 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Black Watch players may join Forces

THE newly-arrived Black Watch regiment from Scotland are expected to make their first rugby impressions on Hongkong in today's Bell's Knockout Cup first round.

Although the Black Watch do not have a regular side, one or two of their players are likely to turn out for the British Forces team to meet Police at Boundary Street.

6 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Support act takes a turn in spotlight for Simpkin

PLAYERS knocking on the door of national selection but who have been ignored by their clubs will get their chance to shine in Sunday's First Division Sevens at Police Boundary Street.

29 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Points tally makes Club team of the century

HONGKONG Football Club ran up a century of points in one of the most one-sided encounters in recent memory at Sports Road yesterday.

The league champions scored a mammoth 109-0 victory over a patched-up Flying Kukris side in a First Division match.

Club, who led 57-0 at half-time, scored 19 tries with seven conversions.

17 Jan 1993 - 12:00am