Thu, Nov 14, 2013 - Page 19 News List

Taiwan’s growth pleases coach Mauger

EYEING A RETURN:Former All Black Nathan Mauger said his contract with the Chinese Taipei Rugby Football Union expires shortly and he is discussing returning next year

By Grant Dexter  /  Staff reporter

“I think the biggest problems are how to get the government to buy into the event and how to get sponsors,” Yeh added.

Yeh has received confirmation from the New Taipei City Government that his tournament can go ahead in May.

Previous tournaments have pitted teams from Taiwan and overseas in men’s, women’s and senior divisions. He plans to use Banciao Stadium for the two-day event next year.

“I don’t think the government will buy into rugby unless we do something. They don’t know what to do and how to help. So the best idea is let them believe we can do something,” he said. “I hope the 10s next year will be ‘something.’”

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