It was 1976, the last Fire Dragon year, when the then 20-year-old Liverpudlian Ruth Mitchell took three months off work, bound for east Asia to see her boyfriend and have an adventure.Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am
When Ruth Mitchell came to Hong Kong 36 years ago, little did she know the immense role she would play in women's rugby union in the city.
Born and bred in Liverpool, Mitchell was a big fan of Premier League soccer side Everton and had never even played rugby before she set foot in Hong Kong.30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Ruth Mitchell, a driving force in the local game, has been recognised for her dedication by winning the International Rugby Board Women's Personality of the Year award.26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's women's team manager Ruth Mitchell yesterday praised the performance of her team in winning the Vase.
Hong Kong beat Sri Lanka 24-5 in the final, placing them ninth in the 12-team competition. But Mitchell said a difficult draw had handicapped them from the start.2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
That well-known advertising slogan once used by a cigarette company - 'you've come a long way baby' - might be seen as sexist in these politically correct days, but it's still one of the best ways to describe women's rugby.30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am