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    China will get its first professional rugby union competition

    CHINA will get its first professional rugby union competition as part of a US$100 million investment in the currently low-profile sport by e-commerce giant Alibaba, the firm and World Rugby said.

    As well as professional men’s and women’s 15-a-side leagues, a national sevens program will be set up, the two said in separate statements.

    The money will be spent over 10 years.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/sport/rugby/c...6bfa8877b6e976

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    Can we sign a Chinese player and get shirt sponsorship from Alibaba?

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    IIRC, when 7's got the nod they made it the official sport of the PLA. That alone should give them close to 2.5 million potential players.

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