Rugby Football Union

Short Sport, March 10, 2013

Deron Williams shoots his 11th three against the Wizards.

Deron Williams scored 42 points and set an NBA record by making nine three-point shots in the first half to lead the Brooklyn Nets over the Washington Wizards 95-78. 

Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 4:35am

Sevens fans angry over use of force by guards

Spectators at the Hong Kong Sevens have expressed anger at what they described as the unnecessary use of force against drunken revellers who ran onto the pitch, saying it spoiled the fun of a family event and embarrassed the city at the international sporting event.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

At first, it's try, try, try ... and try again

In Hong Kong, mini rugby is played by children between five and 12. They then graduate to Colts rugby, a critical stage for those who want to turn professional.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Sense sought in the South Stand for Sevens

Stones out, Sevens on.

But it promises to be a more hygienic and sanitary affair this year.

Or so the Rugby Football Union hopes.

The Department of Health has assured the union that the mass gathering of unfeasibly inebriated beer fans, who also enjoy a bit of rugby, is a minimal health risk.

28 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Split exposes shortcomings

When the head does not know what the right hand is doing, then there is no communication between both parts of the body.

Or an even worse case situation could be that the head does not care for the right hand's views and carries on regardless.

5 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

British league plan collapses

London: Plans to launch a revolutionary British league in rugby union this season were counted out yesterday.

The long-cherished project has been put on hold because of time constraints and a failure to thrash out an agreement between all interested parties.

12 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Fran Cotton calles emergency meeting of English rugby administrators

FORMER England captain Fran Cotton has called for an emergency meeting of English rugby's administrators and for a vote of no confidence in the Rugby Football Union (RFU) council, along with the expulsion of clubs who disobey the Union's rules.

3 May 1998 - 12:00am

Secrecy shrouds meeting

A veil of secrecy was drawn over last night's talks between the five First Division clubs and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union as to how to handle issues brought about by professionalism.

After more than three hours of discussions, club representatives emerged, but refused to elaborate on what had gone on behind closed doors.

14 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Clubs gamble on pro future

IT is financially unsound to bet on something you know little about as I found to my cost last weekend when backing Scotland to beat England in the Five Nations.

The bet involved receiving a 14-point start for the Scots but rosy hopes of a return on the investment at half-time disappeared in a glorious six-minute spell for England in the second half.

9 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Unified code theory takes a massive step

So do you think that a hybrid professional code bringing together the best of rugby union and rugby league will become a reality before the turn of the century? Most observers think this could happen after the successful completion of the cross-code challenge matches between Bath and Wigan.

27 May 1996 - 12:00am

Air clears in mix-up on Sevens charges

A CLASH with the Rugby Football Union has been averted by the Urban Council with the clarification of hiring prices for Sevens temporary boxes at the new Hongkong Stadium.

After the stadium's first Board of Governors meeting on Friday, the union were under the impression that the council would impose a daily charge of $15,000 for each of the expected 100 temporary boxes.

18 Jul 1993 - 12:00am