Help us promote Rugby in China


The Since, 1881 Club is for true Rugby people who have enjoyed our great game and the influence it has brought into all our lives. Shanghai Rugby Club is multicultural with a rich and varied history and has always had a significant impact on the lives of its members. With such a diverse cultural mix we have introduced many nationalities to a sport they sometimes did not know existed.

We are particularly proud that from this background we have supported both sexes and all age groups from Under 6 to Veterans and that in the recent years 6 of our members have gained International honours.

4 of those have come through Senior Players making it to the Chinese National Team, then others in Samoa and South Korea.

2 have also come through the age groups playing for the Senior team prior to going on to play for Holland and Switzerland.

To continue this development we need your help!

Become a Honorary VP, it’s the only way to join the Since, 1881 Club.

Gain access to limited edition classic and new clubwear

Form a Global network of contacts within the game

Get guaranteed access to the fabled HK7’s.

Most of all give back to our great sport and continue to grow the Shanghai Rugby Legacy

Thank you

Steve Taylor

Chairperson SRFC alumni 

(Just 1000rmb up or 120 gbp for the year)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

2019/2020 Since 1881 Club Members signed up:

Steve Taylor

' It’s my great pleasure to continue my support for the club and join this new but esteemed group. Since the days I paid to park to teach the kids my heart has always been in the future's results, I knew they would come...'

Rt Hon Simon Drakeford

Simon has been a leader and player for Beijing and Shanghai and is the author of the history of SRFC, there are still some copies available, in UK and China. If you would like a copy just message us and we will rush you a copy of, It's a rough game but good sport.

Mark Ralph

Most if not all of you will know this guy. He has just been appointed Director of Rugby at  the new Shanghai Rugby Football Association as they welcome in the club officially. His key role for them  is to facilitate the new Yangtze Delta Division competitions within the CRFA structure alongside the other regional Sports Bureaus. (nb Unpaid)