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11th December 2019

Statement from the Hong Kong Football Club Rugby Section

It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel the 2020 HKFC 10s rugby tournament, which had been scheduled for April 1-2, 2020.

Owing to the ongoing situation in Hong Kong, the tournament has, for the first time, had difficulty in attracting and securing firm commitments from enough overseas teams of sufficient quality for the 2020 10s.

As a Rugby Section and as a sports club overall, we have made the decision not to host what would have been a diminished event in 2020, and instead want to focus on making the 2021 edition even better than those before. Our target is and always has been to deliver the world’s premier 10-a-side rugby tournament.

We would like to both apologise to and thank all of the teams, sponsors and other stakeholders who had given us their support in respect to planning for the 2020 HKFC 10s.

We also hope that the overall situation in Hong Kong, our beloved home of 133 years, will become calmer.

In the meantime, we are considering what other activities we can undertake to play our part in the 2020 ‘Rugby Week’ in Hong Kong. Further details will be announced in due course.

We will be back with the HKFC 10s in 2021 and look forward to welcoming you then.

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