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An American rugby pioneer in China – Henry Bluett Liversedge

Liversedge, nicknamed ‘the Horse’, had a huge influence on the rugby scene in China in the late 1920s, his legacy continued in Shanghai through to 1940. Born in California in 1894, he was a freshman at the University of California … Continue reading

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The Birth of Rugby Football in China

The first Shanghai Football Club was founded 25 November 1867, thereby making it the first rugby club to be established in China. The initial football rules it used were based on those used at Charterhouse School in the UK. However … Continue reading

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