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Rugby brings Chinese and foreigners in Wenzhou together

ALMS|Updated: July 29, 2022

Watch the video to learn more about rugby and the Spartans club in Wenzhou. [Video/Wenzhou Overseas Media Center]

As the previous two seasons of The Cool Wenzhou! short video series were well-received by viewers at home and abroad, season 3 – which is themed on sports that bring Chinese and foreigners together – is about to show Wenzhou, the host city of the 19th Asian Games, in a more open, friendly, modern and international manner.

In this episode, we will focus on the Spartans, a rugby football club run by a young American man named Jameson Hugstad since 2020 and is made up of rugby enthusiasts from 15 countries.

Hugstad said  he hopes Chinese and foreign youth can forge deep friendships through rugby and that his team will continually expand, strengthening cultural exchange between China and other countries.

Rugby, which originated in Rugby, a town in the United Kingdom, in 1823, is a confrontational sport that requires collaborative work, wherein players score by touchdown or shooting goals. Rugby is also a medium for cultural exchange.

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