Taking a historic step for Asian rugby, two active rugby unions — the China-Taipei Rugby Union (CTRU) and the Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) have announced the opening of their borders to rugby in accordance with the gradual lifting of international Covid-19 restrictions.
The confirmation came after two years of inactivity and was witnessed at the Phuket Sevens in Thailand at a Committee meeting.
The announcement was confirmed with immediate effect by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Chinese Taipei President Herman Huang and Singapore Rugby President Terence Khoo.
According to the memorandum of understanding, the two members of the two countries agreed to support each other in several ways, including conducting trainings and educational seminars, as well as performing coaching and refereeing duties.
President Qais Al-Dhalai signed an appeal to both unions: “The Singapore Rugby Union and the China-Taipei Rugby Union are contributing to history by signing this vital Memorandum of Understanding. Both unions are among the very active rugby organizations in Asia and have resumed play after a long pause due to COVID-19 restrictions in both countries. It is obvious that with the signing of this memorandum of understanding, athletes from both countries will greatly benefit from the bilateral exchange of various programs.”