(From left) Brett Gosper, Bernard Lapasset and Alisports chief executive Zhang Dazhong at the signing of the US$100 million deal at the 2016 Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: Bruce Yan

Rugby on ropes in China: US$100m investment fails to launch as World Rugby and Alisports lose patience

Ambitious project put on hold earlier this year after change in leadership in China rugby – and now partners’ patience with new regime appears to have worn out

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(From left) Brett Gosper, Bernard Lapasset and Alisports chief executive Zhang Dazhong at the signing of the US$100 million deal at the 2016 Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: Bruce Yan
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