Tri Nations

Last-ditch move for live rugby kicked into touch

A last-ditch bid by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to put live rugby on city television screens failed after the Australia Network could not get the advertising it needed.

Sunday, 14 November, 2010, 12:00am

O'Connor is the new Wizard of Oz

Young and fearless, James O'Connor ended years of gut-wrenching despair for Australia when, with the last kick of the game, he converted his own try to give the Wallabies a 26-24 win in the DHL Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks yesterday.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

High-flying McCaw eager for dogfight

The sky might be the limit for the world's best player, Richie McCaw, but the All Blacks captain is eager to get back to earth and relish the opportunity to get stuck into the team he loves beating the most - the Wallabies - in the DHL Bledisloe Cup clash at Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Cooper itching for a showdown with Carter

Wallaby flyhalf Quade Cooper is itching to face All Black opposite Dan Carter in the DHL Hong Kong Bledisloe Cup encounter on Saturday. It would be the first time they had met on the international field.

'I didn't get the chance to play against Dan in the Tri Nations this year, because I was suspended for the first two games against New Zealand,' Cooper said.

26 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Wallabies are closing gap on NZ, says Deans

Coach Robbie Deans rejects suggestions the All Blacks have a mental hold over the Wallabies and says the gap between the two sides has narrowed considerably, despite a record 10-game losing streak.

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Aiming to beat All Blacks any witch way

'Ding dong, the witch is dead,' utters John O'Neill. The momentary silence following the declaration by the Australian Rugby Union chief executive is broken by guffaws from Trevor Gregory, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Bledisloe 'Fan Day' aims to boost sales

In a bold bid to boost slow ticket sales, the three unions behind the DHL Hong Kong 2010 Bledisloe Cup have taken the unprecedented step of arranging a 'Fan Day', on which ticket holders can rub shoulders with the All Blacks and the Wallabies.

9 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Tri-Nations' financial success sums up health of the game

Organisers of Rugby World Cup 2011 can take great heart from an economic impact assessment of this year's Tri-Nations which showed the game is booming - both on and off the pitch.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Too good, too soon? Too bad, no, says McCaw

There are sports where the word 'choke' is synonymous with some teams. In cricket, you can be assured South Africa will stumble at the last few hurdles in a World Cup. And England always fail to deliver at a soccer World Cup.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Bledisloe Cup return a boost for HK profile

Hong Kong's position as a global rugby destination will be strengthened with the return of the Bledisloe Cup in October, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director Robert Knight said yesterday.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

Money the name of the game as All Blacks try to push their brand further and wider from Asia and the Pacific, possibly even to the US

Money makes the world go round or oval in the case of Steve Tew, who is in charge of the world's most recognisable rugby brand - the All Blacks - who will be seen for the first time at Hong Kong Stadium today.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Ready to rumble

Wallabies' and All Blacks' rugby union players scrum down with local pupils before a training session. More than 100 junior athletes from Tin Shui Wai Eagle Rugby Club and Australian International School had a chance to tackle the rugby stars ahead of the ANZ Hong Kong 2008 Bledisloe Cup today.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Burgess gets the nod as Deans asks players to 'cherish' test

Wallabies boss to field strongest line-up as he goes for broke

Find-of-the-season Luke Burgess has been recalled as Australia coach Robbie Deans picked what is possibly his strongest available lineup for tomorrow's ground-breaking ANZ Hong Kong 2008 Bledisloe Cup match against the All Blacks.

31 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Tuqiri happy to sit back and lap it up

Crocked winger won't play in HK, but vows to make an impact later in tour

Junk bonds are out. But junk Wallabies are definitely in, and they lapped it up enjoying Hong Kong's scenic harbour yesterday.

While the All Blacks trained at So Kon Po, the Wallabies enjoyed a precious day off - before coach Robbie Deans revs it up again today - to take in the sights.

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Mortlock vows to silence crowd

'Underdone' Wallabies will crank up the heat in Bledisloe Cup cauldron

Australia might be a bit 'underdone' but captain Stirling Mortlock says the Wallabies are ready to take on the All Blacks in the ANZ Hong Kong 2008 Bledisloe Cup on November 1 - and Hong Kong's fickle fans as well.

25 Oct 2008 - 12:00am