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Much loved KK Chiu has been a key figure in the Hong Kong Rugby Union family for many years, and he’ll be sorely missed by all as he takes his retirement this month. KK joined the Union in July 1990, playing a vital role in the introduction of...

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Catherine Lumsden

May 29, 2020

Our week three #localhero is the brilliant Catherine Lumsden, the founder of Catherine’s Puppies, a rescue shelter for abandoned and strayed dogs based in Sai Kung. Since its inception, Catherine’s Puppies has been providing the best possible car...

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Marina Watt

May 21, 2020

Drum roll please… with great pleasure we’d like to introduce our #LocalHero for week two—Marina Watt, a HK author and mom who has created a set of affirmation cards, alongside publishing an e-picture book to spread positivity through...

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Hong Kong rugby is blessed with numerous champions of the game, and sadly this year we say Noho Ora Mai to Deano, one of the greatest. After 25 years in the Fragrant Harbour, Deano has made the tough decision to relocate back to his home country,...

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Ben Cullen

May 13, 2020

We are delighted to announce our local hero for the first week—Ben Cullen, Director of Rugby Tots Hong Kong, who has been providing free 45-minute online classes to children 3 days a week over the past 6 weeks. To get the kids active in ...

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George Simpkin

May 07, 2020

The HKRU are saddened to learn of the passing earlier today of our beloved former national coach and Technical Director George Simpkin, after a brave battle against cancer.   During his 10 year tenure at the Union from 1988-99 George h...

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A Cap for the Colonel!

May 04, 2020

The latest recipient of a “Colony Cap” from the HKRU is Colonel W D C “Bill” Carling, who captained Hong Kong during his posting here with 1 Welsh Regiment; there are two designs of caps that are retrospectively awarded to those men and women who...

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Hong Kong Heroes

April 24, 2020

Last month the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service announced that Hong Kong’s blood banks were running drastically low as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. They declared they were unable to collect the ‘minimum’ amount of blood need...

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Hong Kong Kayser!

April 21, 2020

Famed journalist and author Nury Vittachi once coined ‘You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you’ which once again rings true in this story. Hong Kong is fast earning its stripes as a breeding ground for some of the world’s top rugby pl...

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Marc Carter, fondly known as ‘Sparky’ in the rugby world, has been an integral part of the Hong Kong Rugby Union’s Elite Rugby Program (ERP) for last two years. In his role as Head Performance Analyst, Marc not only provides detailed statistical in...

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