Robert Burns once mourned about 'the best laid schemes o' mice and men' falling apart. George Simpkin must have shared the Scottish poet's point of view after he saw the Sri Lanka squad's carefully laid travel plans unravel at Colombo Airport on Thursday night.Saturday, 13 May, 2006, 12:00am
The faith Sri Lanka's rugby players have in George Simpkin will be the biggest nut Hong Kong will have to crack when the two sides confront each other at the Hong Kong Football Club on May 14.1 May 2006 - 12:00am
Simpkin forced to quit as Sri Lankan coach after furious bust-up with senior player
Former Hong Kong coach George Simpkin has quit his job as coach of Sri Lanka rugby after receiving a death threat from a player during national pool practice for next weekend's Hong Kong Sevens.26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
There comes a time for everyone when the world looks less than rosy - when you're down in the dumps, feeling neglected and frustrated that no-one cares about you.
Apparently that time has arrived for George Simpkin, who announced he would be stepping down as technical director of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union when his current contract expires in January, 1998.17 Nov 1997 - 12:00am
Three players who were out of the frame for most of Hong Kong's international schedule last season will get their chance to make an early impression on national coach George Simpkin at the COBRA 10s in Kuala Lumpur this weekend.9 Sep 1997 - 12:00am
Hong Kong will field the same team who walloped the American Eagles last Saturday when they take on defending Pacific Rim champions Canada at the Aberdeen Stadium tomorrow.
Even coach George Simpkin can't recollect the last time the territory fielded an unchanged side, and were not forced to make positional changes, in successive internationals.23 May 1997 - 12:00am
HONG Kong scrum-half Stephen Kidd played 60 minutes of rugby yesterday and put to rest fears that he would be unfit for next Saturday's opening game in the Pacific Rim Championship against Japan in Tokyo.5 May 1996 - 12:00am
THE door has been left open for Valley hooker Andy Fields to make a comeback to the Hong Kong squad by national coach George Simpkin.
Simpkin, who named a 29-strong squad for the Pan Pacific Series yesterday, said Fields could win his place back in the Hong Kong camp if he wanted to.12 Mar 1996 - 12:00am
NATIONAL coach George Simpkin issued a warning yesterday that he would have no compunction in dropping players from the national squad if they fail to turn up for training or are found to be unfit.13 Jan 1996 - 12:00am
SOMEONE will be watching over you - that was the message national coach George Simpkin imparted to aspiring members of the Hong Kong squad at the national trials on Tuesday night. A large squad, around 40, for next year's Pan-Pacific Series will be announced today by Simpkin.7 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
ABERDEEN coach Steve Robins and a number of other as yet unidentified names have joined the race for the position of national coach.
Robins is the only person to confirm that he is in the running for the job - provided current Hong Kong coach George Simpkin does not opt to continue.23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am
CLUBS have been asked to send in nominations to the Union's coaching committee by tomorrow, submitting their candidates for the position of national coach.
Director of coaching, Bryan Hain will vet these applicants and then make a recommendation to the Union's board of directors who will then pick the new national coach - for a two-year term - on December 7.21 Nov 1994 - 12:00am
THE casualty count among the Hong Kong national rugby squad continued to rise after the end of yesterday's opening round of the grading tournament.
Football Club flanker Will Wild and Valley hooker Andy Fields both suffered injuries which increased the worry lines on national coach George Simpkin's brow last night.18 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
HONG KONG kicked off their build-up towards a berth in next year's Rugby World Cup in South Africa, when they left for a three-game tour of Japan yesterday.
It is no coincidence that the next week will see the two teams who contested the final of the Asian Rugby Football Tournament 20 months ago - Japan and Hong Kong - sizing up each other before this year's action begins.12 Jun 1994 - 12:00am
THE crucial First Division match between Valley and Club has been brought forward a day to give international players time to prepare for next week's clash against Taiwan.
The match was scheduled for Sunday afternoon - only hours after national coach George Simpkin oversees the Hong Kong squad's final training session before the Taiwan clash.2 Dec 1993 - 12:00am