Hong Kong Rugby Union

Hong Kong Rugby Union

The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) is the governing body for rugby union in Hong Kong.

Founded in 1952 as part of the Rugby Football Union, the HKRU became an independent and affiliated union of World Rugby in 1988.

The Union logo is a Sleeping Dragon of Formosan design that was formally adopted in 1957.

In 1968, the HKRU became a founding member of Asia Rugby and remains committed to the development of the game across the region.

The HKRU has hosted the world-famous Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens since 1976 and remains the only Union to have hosted two Rugby World Cup Sevens tournaments, both won by Fiji, in 1997 and 2005.

In 2008, the HKRU hosted the first neutral venue Bledisloe Cup match in the over 130-year history of that legendary competition - hosting a second match in 2010.

In 2013, the HKRU hosted the first ever British & Irish Lions match played in Asia.

The HKRU is a member of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. In 2013, Rugby Sevens was granted elite sport status at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. Today over 40 local athletes, both men and women, train as full-time elite athletes at the Institute.

In November 2015, the HKRU hosted the first Olympic qualifier tournament for Rugby Sevens in Asia.

Domestically, the HKRU provides competitive and social rugby opportunities for men and women at every age and skill level, with a thriving community of over 10,000 players.

To learn more about the HKRU please visit www.hkrugby.com.

Follow the HKRU on www.facebook.com/hkrugby and twitter.com/HongKongRugby