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  • Apr 19, 2014
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Hong Kong Rugby

Hong Kong pays for procrastination

It will have taken Singapore 43 months to build its new sports hub when it officially opens next April. Even if it takes this long for Hong Kong to complete its own state-of-the-art venue, it is unlikely it will be ready for hosting a couple of matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 9:51am

Hong Kong fall to South Korea

Hong Kong's attempt to grab the psychological advantage before next year's Asian qualifiers for the 2015 World Cup was foiled by South Korea yesterday as the home team raced to a 43-22 victory in Ansan.

19 May 2013 - 5:00am

Hong Kong urged to field team in Japan’s Top League

Hong Kong has again been asked to field a team in Japan's professional Top League - this time by Brave Blossoms' head coach Eddie Jones, who believes a franchise based here would help the national squad close the gap on the perennial Asian champions.

1 Mar 2014 - 3:57pm

A gift that can keep on giving

It has been a momentous week for rugby in Hong Kong, especially the abbreviated version of the game. Rowan Varty might have brought distinction on himself and the local game by being chosen to represent the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions, but the more significant achievement was the decision by the Sports Commission to open the door for sevens at the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Rugby union wins access to Hong Kong Sports Institute

"The sky's the limit" for Hong Kong who will be able to keep pace with professional teams on the international stage, say leading officials after the Hong Kong Sports Institute opened its doors to rugby sevens.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:28am

Home-grown prop Leon Wei to start for Hong Kong against UAE

Wei is one of four new faces in the 22-strong squad named yesterday by head coach Leigh Jones, but is the only one who will start. The other debutants are DeA front-rower James Cooper, Hong Kong Football Club flanker Will Hunt and Hong Kong Scottish back Dave Whiteford.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:28am 1 comment

Rugby tackles social issues at Chinese school

Dr Yeung Wing-hon, principal of Confucius Hall Secondary School in Causeway Bay, called it an honour to work with the Rugby Football Union, which introduced the inaugural School of Rugby programme.

25 Mar 2013 - 5:30am

Fun, fun, fun for everyone

The sun was shining like it was a Californian summer's day, and although the stadium is a long way from the beach, 40,000 fans rode the wave of the smooth harmonies and almost achingly beautiful lyrics of the Beach Boys.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Dawn breaking on a bright new era

A week from today, when all the excitement has died down, Hong Kong rugby will awake to a new dawn. Well, actually eight days from now, when the new funding cycle for the existing 15 elite disciplines at the Hong Kong Sports Institute kicks in. Make that 16, for sevens will soon be part of the cream at the top.

24 Mar 2013 - 8:47am

Union chief hails sevens teams for spreading gospel

Gregory yesterday praised all 28 teams competing in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens for taking the time to get involved with the local community. The HKRFU estimates that nearly 10,000 children would come in contact with the world's leading players before the event kicks off on Friday, and stressed this interaction was a key part of the success of the Hong Kong Sevens.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:41am