Hong Kong men’s national 15s team before their Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualification Play-off against the Cook Islands at Hong Kong Football Club in 2018. Photo: Ike Images Hong Kong men’s national 15s team before their Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualification Play-off against the Cook Islands at Hong Kong Football Club in 2018. Photo: Ike Images
Hong Kong men’s national 15s team before their Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualification Play-off against the Cook Islands at Hong Kong Football Club in 2018. Photo: Ike Images

Hong Kong Rugby Union axes professional men’s 15s elite programme as Covid-19 continues to crush budgets

  • The Elite Rugby Programme, comprising 30 professional athletes and five staff, will not have contracts renewed after June
  • ‘Exceptional circumstances necessitated a change to our current model,’ says HKRU chairman Patrick Donovan

Topic |   Hong Kong Rugby Union
Hong Kong men’s national 15s team before their Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualification Play-off against the Cook Islands at Hong Kong Football Club in 2018. Photo: Ike Images Hong Kong men’s national 15s team before their Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualification Play-off against the Cook Islands at Hong Kong Football Club in 2018. Photo: Ike Images
Hong Kong men’s national 15s team before their Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualification Play-off against the Cook Islands at Hong Kong Football Club in 2018. Photo: Ike Images
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