Asia Rugby Under 19 Boys 2019 Results
The Asia Rugby Under 19 Boys Championship and Division 1 results from the weekend saw the division winners crowned for 2019. Hong Kong are the Championship winners while Sri Lanka took the Division 1 title.
Asia Rugby Under 19 Men’s Championship 2019 results
The four teams in the top Championship Division played a round-robin series of games which went down to the final games to determine the champions for 2019. After the first two rounds of games, HK and Chinese Taipei each had one win and one loss while Korea went into the final game having won both opening games. Singapore had lost both opening games and were not in contention going into the final games on Saturday.
In the final set of games, Hong Kong overcame their shock defeat to Chinese Taipei to clinch not only a hard-fought 29-19 win against Korea, but also defended their title and qualify for the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2020. Chinese Taipei claimed the scalp of Singapore too with a 14-7 victory which means the Singaporeans lost all three games. Based on the results Singapore are relegated to Division 1 in 2020.
All of the results can be seen here.
- Hong Kong 47-20 Singapore
- Chinese Taipei 7-22 Korea
- Korea 32-28 Singapore
- Chinese Taipei 28-15 Hong Kong
- Hong Kong 29-19 Korea
- Chinese Taipei 14-7 Singapore
Final Standing Asia Rugby Men’s Under 19 Championship 2019
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Chinese Taipei
Asia Rugby U19 Men’s Division 1 2019
The semi-final games in Division 1 saw Sri Lanka with a comprehensive win over China 39-14. Meanwhile, the Philippines staged a remarkable comeback to draw with Thailand 17 all which meant the two sides entered a penalty kick-off which the Junion Volcanoes won to move into the final. The Junior Volcanoes kicked 4 from 4 conversions and Thailand only converted 1.
In the 3rd place playoff, Thailand held off the hosts, China, to win 29-10. In the Championship decider, Sri Lanka proved far too strong for the Philippines, winning 40-0 to win the Asia Rugby U19 Men’s Division 1 2019 and win promotion the Championship in 2020. China should be relegated to Division 2 in 2020 as well.
Wednesday 11th December Semi-finals
- Philippines 17-17 Thailand (Philippines win on penalty kick shoot out)
- China 14-39 Sri Lanka
Saturday 14th of December 2019
- Final game: Sri Lanka 40-0 Philippines
- 3rd-4th playoff: China 29-10 Thailand
Final Standing Asia Rugby Men’s Under 19 Division 1 2019
- Sri Lanka
Asia Rugby U19 Men’s Division 2 2019
Only Malaysia and UAE are in Division 2 and the 1st game is played on Sunday. The second game takes place on Wednesday to determine the Division 2 champions for 2019. The Livestream can be seen here.
Despite the home-field advantage 0ver the UAE, the Malaysian-based Star Online reported prior to the game, that Malaysia would struggle with the national U19 coach, Farid, saying “We lack the necessary preparation. It’s difficult to prepare a strong team in just 10 days of training and choose the best players for the two matches…The players did not get to play even a friendly match. I’ve to find the right combination to play the two matches in a short time.”
In 2017 Malaysia played in Division 1 but were relegated last year after failing to field a team in the tournament due to financial constraints.
Malaysia vs UAE U19 Division 2 Rugby
- Game #1 Sunday 15th December 2019
- Game #2 Wednesday 18th December 2019
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