China’s People’s Liberation Army team arrive in Hong Kong to compete in the 1996 Hong Kong Football Club Tens tournament. Photo: SCMP China’s People’s Liberation Army team arrive in Hong Kong to compete in the 1996 Hong Kong Football Club Tens tournament. Photo: SCMP
China’s People’s Liberation Army team arrive in Hong Kong to compete in the 1996 Hong Kong Football Club Tens tournament. Photo: SCMP

Ex-Hong Kong coach George Simpkin persuaded Taiwan union to change name so mainland China could join World Rugby, assistant says

  • Taiwan’s then official name of ‘Republic of China’ was an obstacle to the mainland’s hopes of becoming part of the global rugby family
  • The Chinese Rugby Union was eventually formed and became part of the then International Rugby Board in 1997

Topic |   Hong Kong Rugby Union
China’s People’s Liberation Army team arrive in Hong Kong to compete in the 1996 Hong Kong Football Club Tens tournament. Photo: SCMP China’s People’s Liberation Army team arrive in Hong Kong to compete in the 1996 Hong Kong Football Club Tens tournament. Photo: SCMP
China’s People’s Liberation Army team arrive in Hong Kong to compete in the 1996 Hong Kong Football Club Tens tournament. Photo: SCMP
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