It's a Rough Game but Good Sport: The Life, Times and Personalities of the Shanghai Rugby Football Club
By: Simon Drakeford (author)Hardback
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This book provides the full history of rugby in Shanghai from the 1860s through to today. The path to the creation of the Shanghai Rugby Football Club was winding. Rugby football and association football were played in each of the four different Shanghai Football Clubs established in 1867, 1881, 1889 and 1892. In 1904, the rugby players broke away from the fourth Shanghai Football Club and so at last a standalone rugby club was formed which remained in existence until 1950. Forty-five years later, foreigners once again established a rugby club in Shanghai. This book tells the story...
Simon Drakeford was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England in 1964. He has been involved with rugby teams as player and committee member since the early 1970s. He moved to China in 1998 and has been worked and played with rugby teams in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. He served as secretary of the Shanghai Hairy Crabs Rugby Club, founded the Beijing Rugby League and co-founded the Shanghai Rugby League and the Yellow Sea Cup tournament. As a result of his research, the Shanghai Hairy Crabs Rugby Club renamed itself the Shanghai Rugby Football Club and adopted the original 1904 Club Logo.
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