Friday, 15 April 2016

Interesting snippet of the week...

... was the announcement of a 10 year deal to develop rugby in China between the artist formerly known as the IRB (aka World Rugby) and e-commerce company Alibaba.

The plan is to develop a mass participation, training and education programme, with the aim of having 1 million rugby players in China by 2026.

That's approximately an 18,000% increase on the current official playing numbers in China of around 5,500 but, given an overall population of circa 1.4 billion, would only involve a conversion (no pun intended) rate of around 0.07%...

Well, I find it interesting at any rate...

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