Detail of the collar showing that the shirt was supplied by the famous department store Whiteaway Laidlaw & Co based on Nanking Road

Artifact of the Month Number 1 - March 2014

Bill Rigg pictured in 1939 wearing the shirt that now resides in the modern SRFC club house

In April 2013, Bill Rigg's son John (centre), visited Shanghai for only the second time since he had left in 1946. He  was made an Honorary Life Member of the SRFC and presented with the Club's blazer. Pictured with him are Ashley Jones (left) and Simon Drakeford (right

The Shanghai Tang replica SRFC Shirt Collection 

The History of Sport Played in China's Treaty Ports

A seventy-five year old Shanghai Rugby Football Club playing shirt

  This month we feature an original 1930s Shanghai Rugby Club playing shirt. The shirt belonged to William 'Bill' Hyslop Rigg and was presented to the modern Shanghai Rugby Football Club by his sons John and Tony Rigg in 2011. You can find out more about Bill Rigg here

  The seventy-five year old shirt now hangs proudly in the club house of the modern club at Wai Gao Qiao, Pudong, Shanghai. The donation was put to good use when the rugby club licensed Shanghai Tang to exclusively replicate the shirt. You can see more details here and below.