China Rugby

China eyes own sevens spectacle, but not now

China would dearly love to hold a mainland equivalent to the Hong Kong Sevens, but national coach Johnny Zhang Zhiqiang believes it would be premature to even contemplate such an idea right now.

Monday, 7 April, 2014, 9:28pm

Veteran Zhang drives China to win A5N promotion

Johnny Zhang Zhiqiang almost singlehandedly won China promotion to the HSBC Asian Five Nations Division Two next year when the recalled star scored 18 points, through a hat-trick of tries and a drop goal, as the mainland defeated Guam 28-18 in the Division Three final in Jakarta, Indonesia.

7 Apr 2014 - 9:30pm

HK to join mainland in All-China League

Hong Kong's rugby links with the mainland have been strengthened with the green light being given for an All-China League to start in November.

7 Apr 2014 - 9:47pm

China finds no place for European-style game

In the mind of one of the most powerful sports officials in China, rugby is not a game suited for Asians.

7 Apr 2014 - 9:53pm

Long way to go before China become a force

Heady rhetoric has been the order of the past few days as the sport celebrated China's debut on the international scene.

7 Apr 2014 - 9:56pm

Spreading the gospel to China

Some of the 50-odd congregation at the Shanghai Sports Institute had travelled thousands of kilometres to hear those words said with Churchillian conviction. ''You are the pioneers. If and when rugby is established in China it will be due in no small part to your efforts.

7 Apr 2014 - 10:06pm