Rugby Union in Singapore

'Sevens shows HK should host World Cup matches'

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

One win will do us, say Lion City

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

Showdown in Chengdu

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

Greater China test for Hong Kong's World Cup hopes

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

Singapore serves as model for youth development

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

Bad weather denies Japan chance to try out tournament venue

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

Plenty of headaches in store as HK look towards Asian event

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

Athletic Chinese look for fast start

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

HK drawn with Japan, Guam and India

Hong Kong have been drawn with Japan, Guam and India in Group A of the Asian qualifying round for the women's World Cup, writes Jessie Hui.

Hong Kong, who have improved over the years and could make an impact in the qualifying tournament, will kick off their World Cup campaign on December 5 against India in Guangzhou, where the qualifying tournament is being staged.

18 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Boycott by players no way to solve pay-to-play

LIKE Oliver, Hong Kong's rugby players want more. The Union's play-for-pay scheme offered a couple of weeks ago has been dismissed as 'too little' by the players.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Territory teams on target

VALLEY and last-minute replacements, the Hong Kong Harlequins, are virtually assured of entering the knockout round of the Cup competition at this weekend's Singapore Sevens, when they were named among the eight seeded teams.

11 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Singapore call-up for Police

POLICE have been given a late invitation to next month's Singapore Sevens following the withdrawal of Australian side Eastern Suburbs.

They will join Hong Kong teams Valley and Football Club in the February 6-7 tournament at The Padang against some of the world's best club sides.

18 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Gauntlet gets World chance

FORWARD Mathias Entenmann has pulled out of this weekend's Singapore Sevens, but centre Keith Gauntlet has been given the chance to be part of Hongkong's World Cup build-up, writes Nazvi Careem.

Kowloon's Entenmann, who has represented Germany in three Hongkong Sevens, was forced to pull out of the Police Old Bills Select side, due to concussion.

8 May 2015 - 5:55pm

HK sevens squad call for Billington

SPEEDY Valley winger Ashley Billington has been handed a golden chance of playing in next month's Hongkong Sevens after being called into the territory's training squad as a last-minute replacement for injured David O'Brien.

8 May 2015 - 5:55pm

Crunch weekend for sevens hopefuls

HONGKONG'S top players will use this weekend's First Division Sevens as their last chance to win places in a 14-man squad being groomed for April's World Cup Sevens in Scotland.

26 Jan 1993 - 12:00am