Top Japanese official Nobby Mashimo hailed the success of the Hong Kong Sevens yesterday, and said it should be used as an example to convince the International Rugby Board to allow the city to host a few games at the 2019 15-a-side World Cup.Thursday, 1 April, 2010, 12:00am
They may have hosted a successful Formula One race, but when it comes to rugby Singapore are not on the fast track, and have lesser ambitions this weekend - win one game. 'We will be happy if we can beat Taiwan in our pool. I think Korea will be too strong for us,' said Singapore Rugby Union executive Ridzal Saat.4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
The silky skills of Hong Kong's top school basketball players will feature at an Asian inter-school tournament being held in Chengdu, Sichuan province next week. Nine boys teams and seven girls teams are gunning for the title of Asian champions. Hong Kong boys have been drawn in Group A with Thailand, Macau, Malaysia and India while the girls will battle Singapore and Sri Lanka in Group B.22 Nov 2002 - 12:00am
Hong Kong will meet neighbours China and Taiwan in the second round of the 2003 Rugby World Cup Asian Zone qualifying competition. The three teams emerged group winners after the preliminary round of matches ended at the weekend.23 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
Rugby's tale of two cities unfolded in front of our eyes at Mongkok Stadium on Saturday.
Hong Kong hosted Singapore and won the Triangular Series match 25-5. The result was expected, but what may have escaped the notice of fans is just how quickly the gap has closed between the two sides.31 May 1999 - 12:00am
While Hong Kong were jetting into Singapore last night, Japan were ruing the lost opportunity to steal a march on their three rivals bidding to qualify for the World Cup, after being denied the chance to train under lights at the National Stadium.23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
The worrying thing about Saturday's 38-31 Pac Rim loss to Japan is that the entire Japanese side are eligible to play in October's Asian tournament in Singapore - the regional qualifiers for the 1999 World Cup.
'All of this team will be eligible and I think we will stick to this side,' said satisfied Japanese manager Ichiro Kono soon after the game at the Aberdeen Stadium.25 May 1998 - 12:00am
They are not Ma's Army, but China go into their first international tonight relying on the natural ability of their players to run like the wind.1 Nov 1997 - 12:00am