The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) is the governing body for rugby union in Hong Kong. As a non-profit organisation, all revenue is channelled back into developing the game. The HKRU also organises its own domestic leagues across all age groups, genders and standards of play.
1952: HKRU is founded as part of the Rugby Football Union
1968: HKRU becomes a founding member of Asia Rugby and remains committed to the development of the game across the region
1976: HKRU hosts the first world-famous Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens
1988: HKRU becomes an independent and affiliated union of World Rugby
1997 and 2005: HKRU becomes (and remains) the only union to have hosted two Rugby World Cup Sevens tournaments – both won by Fiji
2008: HKRU hosts the first neutral venue Bledisloe Cup match in the over 130-year history of that legendary competition – followed by a second match in 2010
2013: Rugby Sevens was granted elite sport status at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. HKRU hosts the first ever British & Irish Lions match played in Asia and becomes a member of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
2015: HKRU hosts Asia’s first Olympic qualifier tournament for Rugby Sevens
To learn more about the HKRU, please visit www.hkrugby.com or follow www.facebook.com/hkrugby and twitter.com/HongKongRugby.