Tiger Rugby has been in China the past week in preparation for the Shanghai 7's this weekend and has already picked up some silverware. Shanghai Rugby Club hosted a 10's tournament over the weekend featuring several teams from China and Japan. According to Tiger Rugby coach James Walker the team was expecting a 7's tournament but the format was switched at the last minute. It took "a bit of adjusting to," noted Walker. "Gears were clicking by the end, and the speed and skill were too much for the local sides." The team beat six teams on their way to the title.
This week the team has spent time with the Chinese National Team, IRB representatives, who have run a series of camps for schools and clubs. As part of that effort Tiger Rugby spent time with kids in inner-city Shanghai. The team has also been mixing in training as they get ready for the weekend.
Stay tuned as we'll be speaking with James Walker throughout the weekend, and upon his return stateside to update you on the latest Tiger Rugby action.
|With the Chinese National Team on the Bund in Shanghai.|
|Winning the cup at the Shanghai 10's.|
|Working with kids in the city.|