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Rugby Union

Pakistan looks to kabaddi to help build rugby union

Kabaddi, in which players hold their breath and try to tag an opponent before making it back to their half of the field, involves many of the skills needed for rugby - speed, strength, tackling and evasive running.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 5:01am

High fives all round at beach festival

Hongkongers reclaimed Repulse Bay from the usual onslaught of tourists as thousands descended on the popular beach for the third edition of the Hong Kong Beach 5s event.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

Canada won't take Hong Kong lightly at Sevens, says coach

Canada will not take Hong Kong and their "40,000 supporters" lightly, said head coach Geraint John, who added the hosts of this week's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens were unlucky not to be part of the IRB World Series this season.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

How landmark trip to Kowloon Tens helped spark a revolution in Laos

A documentary chronicling the Lao Nagas' groundbreaking trip overseas last year includes a segment where two players compare the size of the trophy they won at the Kowloon RugbyFest Tens to that given to Fiji, the Cup champions at the Hong Kong Sevens.

17 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Jewel in crown helps propel massive growth

"Healthy" is how Brian Stevenson describes the state of the Union as the game reaches a landmark - its 60th anniversary - this year.

17 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Wales brim with confidence ahead of title decider

Wales, trailing by 20 points midway through the opening match of their Six Nations championship defence on February 2, have rebounded to such effect that they are now convinced the title is within their grasp.

13 Mar 2013 - 2:09pm

Wallaby Genia back after six months out

Former Wallaby captain Will Genia confirmed on Tuesday his return to the game after six months out with a knee injury, saying he would start for the Queensland Reds against Western Force at the weekend.

12 Mar 2013 - 1:36pm

Former Wallaby captain Elsom signs for France’s Toulon

Former Australia captain Rocky Elsom has joined Toulon as a replacement for the injured Stephane Munoz, the French Top 14 leaders said on Saturday.

Elsom, who has played 75 tests for the Wallabies, has been dogged by injuries during the last two years and will start training with his new club from Monday.

2 Mar 2013 - 2:40pm

Wales lock ready for Johnson’s ‘boring’ mind games

Wales lock Ian Evans has said any verbal tricks played by former coach Scott Johnson ahead of next week’s Six Nations international at Murrayfield will come as no surprise to him.

1 Mar 2013 - 3:13pm

HKRFU to offer plan to cut the HK$7m cost of hiring Hong Kong Stadium

Home Affairs Bureau deputy secretary Jonathan McKinley revealed the government was willing to look at ways to reduce the cost of hiring the So Kon Po stadium for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

16 Feb 2013 - 5:09am