The History of Sport Played in China's Treaty Ports

Shanghai (black) vs Hong Kong

Played in Shanghai 10 February 1948. The home team won 13 : 3. Names available on request. Picture courtesy of the HKRFU.

  I am always delighted to hear from anybody who has questions about sport played in Shanghai up to 1950 or even better, stories to tell...

  My main focus has been rugby football but I do have some information about association football, rowing, cricket, paper hunt riding and racing and other sports. 

  If you want to know about individuals in Shanghai who may have played rugby, I have a database of more than 3,000 names including British, French, Australian, American and Japanese players. Many different Army and Navy teams from Britain and France played rugby in Shanghai as did the US Fourth Marines.


Please contact me for more information.


Simon Drakeford

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