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Rugby Union

Quade Cooper returns to face All Blacks at Eden Park

It may have been the pressure, but Quade Cooper's return to the international rugby spotlight yesterday lasted less than it takes the mercurial fly half to take a shot at goal.

Friday, 24 August, 2012, 1:21am

Robbie Deans 'not up to it', says former Wallabies coach Alan Jones

Former Australia coach Alan Jones said incumbent Robbie Deans was out of his depth, claiming the best way he could improve the Wallabies was to shut up and stay at home in bed.

Jones, who was in charge of the rugby team from 1984-87, labelled Deans a "provincial coach" who had squandered the playing talent at his disposal, resulting in a gulf in class with arch-rivals the All Blacks.

24 Aug 2012 - 1:21am

Sevens set for coveted 'elite' status

Hong Kong rugby chiefs were celebrating yesterday after the seven-a-side game ticked all the eligibility requirements needed to become an elite sport at the Sports Institute starting next April.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Chance for HK youngsters to determine 'fate of game'

The long-term future of rugby in Hong Kong will be in the hands of a dozen youngsters this weekend at the Under-20 Asian Sevens Championship in Malaysia.

Hong Kong take part in the 10-team tournament in Johor Bahru knowing a top-three finish will guarantee rugby becoming the first team sport to gain elite status at the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Leg injury rules out Williams

Hong Kong will miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch Welsh flier Shane Williams in action after the world's third-highest try-scorer was forced to pull out of today's Chartis Cup.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Smit keen to make mark in HK

South African legend John Smit happily cut an anonymous figure at the Happy Valley races on Wednesday night, but that won't be the case tomorrow when the 2007 World Cup-winning captain stars for the Saracens against the BGC APBs in the Chartis Cup.

Smit, who retired from test rugby after last year's World Cup in New Zealand, is visiting Hong Kong and Asia for the first time.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am