Hong Kong Rugby Union

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Hong Kong Rugby Union
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Sport Rugby union
Founded 1952
WR affiliation 1988
Asia Rugby affiliation 1987
President Peter Duncan
Men's coach Leigh Jones
Women's coach Jo Hull
Website www.hkrugby.com

Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) is the governing body for rugby union in Hong Kong. It was founded in 1952 and became affiliated to World Rugby (then known as the International Rugby Board) in 1988.[1] It organises and oversees local rugby, including the annual Hong Kong Sevens tournament and the HKRU Premierships.

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Founded in 1952, the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) is the governing body of Hong Kong Rugby and a non-profit organization where all revenue is channeled back into developing the game.

Domestically, Hong Kong Rugby has flourished with 61 men's teams playing in 8 Divisions and 25 women's teams in three Divisions. Competitive and social rugby are offered to Tertiary and Junior (Colts, Schools and Mini) players in Hong Kong as well as bespoke coaching and referee courses for those who do not want to play rugby but wish to be involved.

On the national side, the senior men and senior women's team have shown great improvement, winning the Hong Kong Sevens Shield in 2010, placing 2nd in the 2016 Asia Rugby Championship and ranking #2 in the World.

For the extended community, the HKRU is committed to bringing the excitement of rugby through HKRU organized events such as the Asia Rugby Championship and the annual Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

To give back to the community, the Union engages in many social initiatives that aim to bring the value-added benefits of the game. Initiatives include: REAL (Rugby English Action Learning), HKRU Community Foundation, Don't Drop the Ball, Operation Breakthrough, amongst others.

In response to the rising demand, the Union invests in providing quality pitches to the community with our newest project at Tin Shui Wai. To learn more about the HKRU and the landscape of rugby in Hong Kong, we welcome you to explore our site further. Regardless of age, background and playing ability, we hope you will participate in some way and support us in our cause of making "Hong Kong Rugby - A Game for All"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1) pp 67, 68