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Rowan Varty

Rowan Varty's Barbarians inclusion makes sense for big business

There are many reasons for today's game taking place - primary among them being a marriage of convenience for big business and corporate dollars. Yet, when the game was first mooted more than three years ago it was a beacon to shine on this part of the world and a game that has transcended traditional boundaries.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 4:37am

British and Irish Lions can't stand the Hong Kong heat

“Our sessions have been a shock to the system, and the locals think the game is going to be played on the warmest day of the year. I think the conditions could be more difficult than anything I've experienced in my career," said Lions forward Adam Jones.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Who said it?

We are empty-handed when it comes to prevention. These are alarm bells and we must respond.

29 May 2013 - 6:35am

Who said it?

Can we conclude that the new leaders also agree with those who oppose reform and opening up?

26 May 2013 - 4:35am

Playing full-time remains Hong Kong's goal

Captain Rowan Varty and the majority of his teammates still intend to become full-time athletes at the Hong Kong Sports Institute despite their failure to land a core-team berth in the HSBC Sevens World Series next season.

14 May 2013 - 5:42am

A Good Week for ... , April 28, 2013

Rowan Varty was invited to become the first Hong Kong representative to play for the Barbarians.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:02am

Rowan Varty to add pace to Barbarians

Barbarians' manager Derek Quinnell believes Rowan Varty's "impressive pace" will be an asset when the legendary team take on the British and Irish Lions at Hong Kong Stadium on June 1.

23 Apr 2013 - 6:16am

Laws of the game

Many of the crowd this weekend have had their eyes fixed on new Hong Kong captain Rowan Varty, but from the upper decks of the East Stand, one man is watching him with a certain amount of avuncular pride.

'He's teaching us about rugby, and we're teaching him about law,' said Varty's boss, Ian De Witt.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK aim to put record straight at Borneo 7s

The Hong Kong team arrived in Kota Kinabalu yesterday hoping to put the record straight at this weekend's Borneo Sevens, the second ranking event in the HSBC Asian Sevens Series, and returning home with the silverware.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong go so close, but lose out in injury time

Hong Kong suffered a bitter defeat in the final of the Shanghai Sevens last night, giving away a 12-point lead to lose to South Korea in sudden-death injury time.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am