Rugby Football

Chance for HK youngsters to determine 'fate of game'

The long-term future of rugby in Hong Kong will be in the hands of a dozen youngsters this weekend at the Under-20 Asian Sevens Championship in Malaysia.

Friday, 22 June, 2012, 12:00am

Rees lays out HK road map to Moscow 2013

The countdown clock is ticking for Hong Kong after the International Rugby Board announced the dates for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow - June 28-30.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Highest hopes for the Sevens

If you saw Hong Kong Stadium's busy South Stand during last weekend's Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, you will understand how the game can bring people together. Most of our readers are not old enough to enter the stand yet, but they can still have a good time.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Force is strong in this one

The triumph of good over evil was shining though the South Stand when Darth Vader, aka Dave Hughes, stood with his mates from the Rwanda rugby team, dressed as storm troopers.

Star Wars attire was appropriate because Hughes was 'the Force' who brought Rwandan rugby to Hong Kong for the Sevens.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Flying Fiji simply first class

Hong Kong might have picked a new chief executive yesterday, but it was favourites Fiji who ruled the roost in the city after defeating New Zealand in a gripping Cup final at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last night.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Volcanoes playing for Pinoy pride

Some Tagalog words have made their mark in the English language, one of the more notable ones being 'boondocks' (bundok in the original), which means a place far from civilisation, a word popularised by the American military.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Youngsters key to getting elite funding

So you think today is a red-letter day for Hong Kong rugby? While the performance on the pitch will be crucial to deciding if Hong Kong become a core team in the world series next season, there is a bigger event in June.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Altogether now ... music to our ears

'Everybody likes Chumbawamba, but when it gets to the end of the Sevens and it gets dark my favourite musical moment has to be the operatic strains of Andrea Bocelli singing Con te Partiro. Yes, I know some people associate it with Will Ferrell in Step Brothers, but if you're Irish like me, it's a total disaster by then.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Halai's absence deals Kiwis a major blow

New Zealand will be missing lethal weapon Frank Halai when they defend their crown at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens this weekend.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Old-timers battle it out for 'Calcutta Cup'

If they were a number plate, the Rhinos Rugby Football Club who will turn out this Friday would be worth a pretty penny.

The total age of the starting XV who will run out against the Hong Kong Police team is 888.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Big chance to play in front of the fans

Royce Chan Leong-sze has been a faithful servant of Hong Kong women's rugby for many years. But unlike her male counterparts, she has never had the opportunity to play in front of the So Kon Po masses. She hopes all that will change next weekend.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-captain's injury leaves Sevens team hamstrung

Former Hong Kong captain Mark Wright will need a 'miracle' to play in this month's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens after returning from Japan with a hamstring injury.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Contracts 'a deal breaker for on-field success'

England's change in philosophy - of contracting players for sevens - has been partly responsible for their poor run at the Hong Kong Sevens in recent years, says former coach Mike Friday.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong dazzle under scrutiny of player-cam

Big Brother's beady eye had a dramatic, positive effect on the Hong Kong team at the Bangkok Sevens yesterday.

For the first time, the coaching panel took video recordings of three individual players throughout the match to analyse their performance. The players, however, were not informed who among them had been singled out for scrutiny.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Core-team status huge step for Rees' squad

Becoming a core world-series team would have big implications for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, as the team would be forced to once again look at the issue of contracting players full time.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am