Asia rugby results: 27-28th April 2019
Another very busy weekend around Asia with plenty of rugby happening at all levels this past weekend. We will try summarize as many results as possible from the Asia Rugby Championship and the warm up international games, social rugby tournaments and cups from 27-28th April 2019.
Asia Rugby Championship Division ARC Div 3 C Game 1 results
Pakistan and Uzbekistan are the only two national teams contesting the ARC Division 3 Central and the series is played over two games. The 1st game was won convincingly by Pakistan 44-13 in Lahore. The two sides meet in the decider in game #2 on Wednesday 1st May 2019.
- Pakistan 44-13 Uzbekistan
Thailand vs Singapore
Singapore Rugby Men’s 15s traveled to Bangkok, Thailand and beat the Thailand national team 43-17. Singaporean Co-Captain Gaspar Tan earned his 30th cap for Singapore. Tries were scored by Peter Mcfeely (2), Charlie Lambert, Jamie Harris, Jonathan Wong, Mike Oliver, and George Ng. Kicker Marah Ishraf converted 4 conversions. Singapore had 11 debutantes as they gear up for their Asia Rugby Championship Division 1 clashes with the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Chinese Taipei. Thailand will compete in the ARC Division 2 with UAE, Guam, Thailand and Kazakhstan.
- Thailand 17-43 Singapore
Super Rugby: Sunwolves
After a pretty good 2019, the Japanese based Sunwolves got hammered in Japan 52-0 to the NZ Highlanders. The Sunwolves next take on the Reds in Brisbane on Friday 3rd May and are currently bottom of the Australian conference.
- Sunwolves 0-52 Highlanders
Global Rapid Rugby: Asia Pacific Dragons vs. South China Tigers
The Asia Pacific Dragons (ADP) turned around the defeat in Hong Kong last week at the South China Tigers of 29-19 and managed to win their home game at Queenstown Stadium 41-26 with a bonus point for 6 tries. The South China Tigers managed to secure a late losing bonus point to keep just ahead of the ADP on the Asian Showcase Series 2019 log. The ADP next take on the Western Force in the Global Rapid Rugby Showcase Series.
- Asia Pacific Dragons 41-26 South China Tigers
Wolf Pack vs Western Force
The Japanese Wolf Pack (extended Japanese World Cup training squad) comfortably beat the Global Rapid Rugby side Western Force 51-38 in Japan. The Wolf Pack have won three games in a rown with big scored: beating the Highlanders B side 46-21, Hurricanes B team 66-21 and now the Western Force. The Western Force travel to Singapore to play the APD on 5th May and then South China Tigers in HK on the 12th May.
- Wolf Pack 51-38 Western Force
Indochine Cup 2019
The Indochine Cup, held in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2019 was won by the Saigon Geckos in the men’s and ladies divisions. Other teams that competed were the Yangon Dragons, Phnom Penh Social Rugby Club and the hosts, the Hanoi Dragons. The event will be held in HCMC next year where the Geckos will defend their titles.
Suzhou 10s 2019
The Chinese Suzhou tens was won by Shanghai Dolphins Rugby Club on Saturday 27th April as they beat Suzhou Late Knights Rugby Club in the final.
All China Cup 2019
The All China Cup 2019 had its semi-finals and the massive popular social rugby tournament in China will see the Guangzhou Rams take on the winner of the Chengdu Pandas (West) Shanghai RFC (East) which was Shanghai RFC winning their semi-final 34-5. The final takes place on the 25th of May. See more about social rugby in China in our guide.
- Guangzhou Rams (South) 38-14 Bejing Devils (North)
- Chengdu Pandas (West) 5-34 Shanghai RFC (East)
Did we miss any results from around Asia this past weekend? Let us know and get in touch.