A girl cries during a training session at a youth rugby club in southwest China. Rugby is considered to be a ‘rough sport’ in China and has struggled to get a foothold. Photo: AFP

Rugby’s faltering attempts to break China: try, try and try again

  • Despite the promise of a big-money investment from tech giants Alibaba, rugby still failing to ignite in mainland China
  • Grassroots and youth rugby are the next battlefield
Topic |   Rugby World Cup 2019

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A girl cries during a training session at a youth rugby club in southwest China. Rugby is considered to be a ‘rough sport’ in China and has struggled to get a foothold. Photo: AFP
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