Asia Rugby 2021 Tournament Changes
Asia Rugby has confirmed that the planned women and men’s Asia Rugby Sevens Series 2021 have seen some changes, while the Asia Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s Championships are given the green light.
As recently as July 2021, the governing body in Asia had also confirmed the rugby events for the remainder of the calendar year, including a revamped Sub Regional Sevens Competitions.
Updated August 13 2021.
Asia Rugby Sevens Series 2021
Asia Rugby announced that the first leg of the Sevens Series in Korea has been dropped, while the two other legs were confirmed to take place in the UAE.
The Rugby Sevens Series in 2021 are also qualifiers for the Sevens Rugby World Cup, due to be held in South Africa in 2022.
The updates on August 7, 2021, from Asia Rugby, confirmed:
- Cancellation of the South Korea leg of the Asia Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Series. The event was the first leg of the three-leg series for 2021, and was planned to take place from 4-5 September 2021.
- The remaining two legs of the Asia Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Series will both be held in the United Arab Emirates in November 2021 (Leg 1 19-20 & Leg 2 25-26 November 2o21).
Asia Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s Championships 2021
Asia Rugby also reconfirmed that the Asia Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s Championships have all been greenlit to go ahead.
- The ARWC is listed as October 2021 with a venue to be confirmed.
- October 2, 2021,*: Kazakhstan V Japan
- October 7, 2021,*: Hong Kong V Kazakhstan
- October 12, 2021*: Hong Kong V Japan
- The ARMC is listed as potentially January 2022 and will feature Hong Kong, Korea, and Malaysia.
Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy 2021
The first tournament of the Sub Regional Sevens Competitions is set to be hosted by the Lebanese Rugby Union Federation in Beirut, Lebanon, in September 2021.
- Asia Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Trophy West Asia 7s: Hosted by Lebanon from 10-11 September 2021.* (TBC)
UPDATE* Lebanon Rugby posted on August 12, 2021, that following a meeting between Lebanon Rugby and Asia Rugby, they agreed that Lebanon will no longer Host the West Asian 7s event due between the 9-12 September ,because of the present situation in Lebanon.
- Asia Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Trophy South and Central Asia 7s: Hosted by Uzbekistan from 30-31 October 2021.
- Asia Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Trophy East and South East Asia 7s: Hosted by Thailand from 13-14 November 2021.
Asia Rugby tournament dates are meant to be updated on the Asia Rugby Calendar 2021 and see here for more details.
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- Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Wheelchair Rugby Pools.
- New Rugby Tournaments to Watch 2021-2022.
- Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2021 Cancelled.
- Emirates Dubai Rugby 7s 2021 Going Ahead.