About Us

Established in 1952, HKCR is the governing body for rugby in Hong Kong and a full member of World Rugby and the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. Over the past 70 years HKCR has built a reputation in the international sports sector for innovation, excellence, community engagement and exemplary governance. HKCR has a history of delivering world class events, including two Bledisloe Cups, a British & Irish Lions match, and the iconic Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

Our Vision

For Hong Kong China Rugby to be a vibrant and multi-ethnic sports community, comprising people of all ages playing, coaching, refereeing, supporting and administering a dynamic, competitive and enjoyable game that emphasises fair play, teamwork, leadership, endeavour, family and social inclusion.

Our Mission

For Hong Kong China Rugby to be recognised as an organisation that combines successful operations with the achievement of the highest standards of player and team performance at all levels within a caring, competent and vibrant rugby community.

Founded in 1952, Hong Kong China Rugby (HKCR) is the governing body of rugby in Hong Kong and a non-profit organization where all revenue is channeled back into developing the game.

Domestically, Hong Kong China Rugby has flourished with 57 men's teams playing in 7 Divisions and 24 women's teams in 3 Divisions. We offer competitive and social rugby to Tertiary and Junior (Colts, Schools and Mini) players in Hong Kong as well as bespoke coaching and referee courses for those who do not want to play rugby but wish to be involved.

On the representative side, our senior men and senior women’s teams have shown great improvement, with the men’s team qualifying for the RWC 2023 Repechage, and the women’s team competing in the 2017 Women’s RWC in Ireland.

For the extended community, HKCR is committed to bringing the excitement of rugby through HKCR organised events such as the Natixis Cup, Super Rugby, Asia Rugby Championship and the annual Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

To give back to the community, we engage in many social initiatives that aim to bring the value-added benefits of the game. Initiatives include: REAL (Rugby English Action Learning), Rugby For Good, Don't Drop the Ball, and Operation Breakthrough, amongst others.

To learn more about HKCR and the landscape of rugby in Hong Kong, we welcome you to explore our site further. Regardless of age, background and playing ability, we hope you will participate in some way and support us in our cause of making "Hong Kong Rugby - A Game for All"

Our Values

The Hong Kong China Rugby community upholds four core values: inclusivity, respect, integrity, and excellence. These values serve as a foundation for creating a positive and supportive rugby culture.

Inclusivity – We will consciously work to ensure equal opportunities for those who might otherwise be excluded. We will engage others and their thoughts to intentionally add varying, diverse perspectives and approaches. 

Respect – We will respect others and their time by always being punctual. We will respect others and ourselves by always engaging in open and honest dialogue. We will respect others and their opinions by being open minded, listening without interrupting and being adaptable. 

Integrity – We will be authentic with others and ourselves. We will behave and make decisions for the greater good, independent of personal gain. 

Excellence – We will approach each day with purpose, with the aim of performing above the norm. We will continually strive for self-improvement and encourage and support the improvement of others.

HKCR Annual Report 2022/2023