Asia Rugby Results: 3-4 August 2019
The first weekend of August was a very busy one in terms of rugby in Asia. We review the results of the top 15s, 7s and tens rugby from across the regions from the 3-4 August 2019!
Pacific Nations Cup 2019
Japan national 15s men’s team made it two wins from two as they beat Tonga on the weekend, to follow up their victory over Fiji last week. Japan ran out 41-7 victors at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium. Japan will head into the final round against the undefeated USA rugby team in Fiji, knowing a win will secure them the Pacific Nations Cup title.
Elsewhere Fiji was too strong at home against Canada while the USA pipped Samoa in the final seconds to also remain unbeaten.
- Japan 41-7 Tonga
- USA 13-10 Samoa
- Fiji 38-13 Canada
The Kazakhstan national ladies 15s won the second match of the ARWC 2019 playoff series in China over the weekend 15-0. In denying the Chinese team any points they managed to overcome the five-point deficit in their 13-8 loss from the first match last week. The aggregate score in favour of the away team 23-13 which sees them move to the top division of the Asian Women’s Rugby Championship in 2020.
- Kazakhstan 15-0 China
Japan Top League Cup Results Round
Kubota Spears and Kobe Kobelco Steelers won their semifinals over the weekend to set up a final of the Japan Top League Cup next weekend. The full results, schedules and standing can be seen here Japanese Top League Cup.
Semifinals – August 4
Lanna Tens Rugby League Round #1
The first round of the inaugural Lanna Rugby Tens League in northern Thailand also took place this past weekend. Four rugby teams were in action and the Chiang Mai All-Stars were undefeated, while Lanna Rugby Club finished 2nd. The next round resumes on Saturday 17th August 2019.
Globe 7s Rugby National Development Series
The first round of the Globe sevens rugby series in the Philippines was won by the Makati Chiefs this past weekend who secured a 12-5 win over Clark Jets in the final.
MASUM Women 10s
In Malaysia, the Majlis Sukan Universiti Malaysia Women’s Cup Finals took place with the Serdang Angels beating Uitm Simbe 29-05 to claim the silverware.
- Serdang Angels 29-5 Uitm Simba
If you are interested in more rugby results from Malaysia, Ragbi Online is an excellent resource.
You can read more about rugby tournaments happening across Asia this August.