Societe Generale Valley got their title defence off to a strong start against Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers on the Old Mutual International Men’s Premiership Super Saturday, digging deep to grind out a 24-21 win. Bloomberg HK Scottish held off Herbert Smith Freehills HKCC 43-35 in a free-flowing encounter, while Natixis HKFC delivered the first shock of the new season with a 19-10 win over Kowloon. Watch: Highlights from all three games on Super Saturday
Hong Kong’s chances of qualifying for next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens rest on a knife edge after they failed to make the final of the second round of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series in South Korea. Paul John’s charges went down 19-7 to Japan in the semi-finals before eventually defeating China 22-17 in the play-off for third place, leaving them sitting third in the series. Hong Kong are on 18 points, with South Korea – who defeated Japan 17-12 in the final – second on 20 and Japan in front on 22.
Could Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship see Dan Carter or another veteran great ply their trade in Hong Kong? The way Forrest is talking, anything is possible – maybe even one of the all-time great All Blacks stepping out for a Hong Kong franchise. There’s no harm in dreaming big and one would think Hong Kong are well placed to reap the rewards of Forrest’s cash dump.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".