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Sevens set for coveted 'elite' status

Hong Kong rugby chiefs were celebrating yesterday after the seven-a-side game ticked all the eligibility requirements needed to become an elite sport at the Sports Institute starting next April.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

Tauti set for high-impact sevens debut

With eyes already set on the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow in 2013, Hong Kong will pin their hopes on Pale Tauti laying down the law as the influential forward makes his international seven-a-side debut at the Shanghai Sevens this weekend.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Aussie legend Burke talks a good game these days

Matt Burke might be a Wallaby legend with 85 caps and a record number of points over three Rugby World Cups, but he says you can 'die on stage' if you don't prepare for a tour on the corporate speaking circuit. Looking relaxed in the Standard Chartered box, he was referring to his other role these days as a rugby after-dinner speaker.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Big hitters return to sevens squad ahead of Singapore showdown

Captain Nigel D'Acre and leading duo Jeff Wong and Alex Zenovic will make a welcome return to the Hong Kong sevens squad who leave today to play in the Singapore Cricket Club Sevens this weekend.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

'As good as ever'

'It is still every bit as great an occasion as it always was. There have been a few changes of course: China playing Taiwan right before your very eyes. And on two of the four occasions the Rugby Sevens World Cup has been held, it happened right here.'

Mike Rowse, director-general,


30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Underperforming Tricolores know national prestige is on the line

France are playing for more than just World Cup glory, they are also trying to sell the game of sevens to a sceptical public.

Coach Thierry Janeczek said French rugby authorities were hoping to place more emphasis on sevens rugby, especially if the sport was accepted into the Olympic fold for the 2012 games.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Hats off to the magnificent Sevens

The Hong Kong spirit takes many forms. Today, one of the best known displays of this enduring quality will reach its annual climax. It is known around the world as the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.

28 Mar 2004 - 12:00am