They saved Private Ryan, but there was no salvation for England's sevens general with the same name. Ben Ryan's odyssey with England for a first Cup title under his watch continues after the crowd favourites were knocked out of the Cup competition at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last night.Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 5:20am
Admit it, we have no idea what the world is going to look like in six years' time. I haven't a clue what it will be like in one year's time so figuring out six years is an act of pure conceit.30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Fiji might be a small nation, but it's a Sevens powerhouse. Testimony to this fact is that they have won the Hong Kong Sevens more times than any other nation - 12 times, including the World Cup Sevens held here in 1997 and 2005.29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Winning an Olympic gold medal is just a dream for many small countries, but sevens can make that dream come true for Fiji, two-time winners of the Rugby World Cup in 1997 and 2005 - both occasions in Hong Kong.26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Fiji sensation William Ryder dropped a bombshell when he withdrew from next week's World Cup in Dubai citing injury. The Japan-based star's withdrawal is a sign of the deep division in Fiji rugby following the acrimonious sacking of his mentor and coach, Waisale Serevi, last month.25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
Ex-coach insists claims he sabotaged Fiji squad are nonsense
Former captain and coach Waisale Serevi has strongly rejected accusations he sabotaged Fiji's campaign at the Hong Kong Sevens last weekend.6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Fijian legend Waisale Serevi, who coached Taiwan this weekend, said he was willing to return as a player-coach for next year's World Cup Sevens in Dubai.31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Fiji rugby will reap huge benefits from the World Cup Sevens victory, said the country's coach, Wayne Pivac. He said the euphoria stemming from the success would fuel plans to build a multi-million dollar rugby stadium and a scheme to offer players contracts in a bid to keep them at home.22 Mar 2005 - 12:00am
'My biggest worry is that a lot of these guys have not played for a while' - Pivac16 Mar 2005 - 12:00am
Fiji's progress in the World Cup is being extra-keenly watched by people within the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU).
After all, Fiji have to thank the HKRFU for partly funding their trip to France, where they remain unbeaten after two games in their Group C preliminary round.11 Oct 1999 - 12:00am
Fiji captain and tighthead prop Joeli Veitayaki and full-back Filipe Rayasi are two people who know all about making sacrifices for their country.
The pair have been fined NZ$4,000 each by the New Zealand Rugby Football Union for breaching their contracts with national provincial team King Country to join the tour of Hong Kong.30 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
THE tough and highly competitive Fiji Sevens will become part of the territory's build-up to next year's Hong Kong Sevens.
The March 14-15 Fiji Sevens in Suva has been pencilled in by national coach George Simpkin as part of his build-up to next year's Hong Kong Sevens and, looking further ahead, to the 1997 World Cup Sevens which the territory hosts.21 Jul 1995 - 12:00am
THE recent decision by the International Rugby Board (IRB) to impose a three-year eligibility rule for players, smacks of just another way for the establishment to perpetuate their waning hold on the game.27 Mar 1995 - 12:00am
HONG KONG'S tour of Japan next month has taken on added importance after the Asian rugby champions defeated Fiji in two internationals recently, national coach George Simpkin said yesterday.
Fiji went down to Japan in both Tests, losing the first narrowly by 24-18, and the second 20-8.18 May 1994 - 12:00am
FOR fans of Fiji rugby, the confirmation this week that Aliposo Waqailiti is to be the new national sevens team coach, is the first good news since Fiji last won the Hong Kong Sevens in 1992.20 Feb 1994 - 12:00am