The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) was formed during the 1952 to 1953 season and affiliated to the Rugby Football Union at Twickenham. Refereeing matters were originally handled by W C Richardson and Dr Erbele in the early 1950's.
The Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees (HKSRFUR) was formed in 1957 and adopted a logo comprising a silver dragon on a green background with the letters 'HKSRFUR' underneath. Some years later, after the departure of Richardson and Erbele, the logo was changed to a dragon rampant rather than a sleeping one and to gold rather than silver.
Today the society has more that 100 active Referees and Coaches serving 17 rugby clubs comprising more than 72 senior men's teams, 15 senior women's teams, as well as schools and mini rugby teams. Each season this involves over 1788 appointments to games within Hong Kong and additional appointments to overseas tournaments and fixtures.
The society, fully supported by a full-time HKRU Referee Department that organises Training and Development courses for Referees and Referee Coacher at all levels of men's, women's, youth and mini games.