Asian Rugby Results: 14-15 September 2019
Another weekend and another action-packed series of rugby tournaments across Asia. We review all the social, national and professional Asian rugby results from the 14-15 September 2019.
Asia Sevens Series 2019
The second round of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series was played in China over the weekend. The final round will be played in Columbo Sri Lanka from the 28th-29th September 2019.
Men’s Sevens Series
The Hong Kong’s men’s sevens team claimed their first cup of the 2019 Asia Rugby Seven Series in Huizhou with a 14-7 win over the Chinese team in the final. The result means Hong Kong is on top of the Asian Series table after Japan finished with a shock Bronze, easily beating Sri Lanka 40-0.
China reached its first Cup final since the series last went to China in Qingdao in 2014. However the final was a fierce contest and Chinese discipline let them down with two players being sent off with yellow cards in the second half. There was also a nasty late elbow when the game was lost which did their reputation no favours.
HK Coach Paul John was proud of the HK team saying, “The boys defended well all weekend. It was a whole team effort; the starters got us going well, and the bench added impact as well, top to bottom, I don’t want to single anyone out because they all played outstanding.”
- Hong Kong
- Sri Lanka
- Chinese Taipei
Women’s Sevens Series
Japan came from behind with three unanswered tries to beat China in extra time in the Cup final 22-17. The Chinese were ten points ahead with only a couple of minutes left but ill-discipline also cost them the game. The HK ladies lost to Kazakhstan in the 3-4th playoff game 19-17.
You can see all the results here on the Asia Rugby website.
Women final standings
- Hong Kong
- Sri Lanka
Hong Kong Domestic Rugby 2019-2020
KPMG Women’s Premiership
- Bloomberg HK Scottish Kukris 0-20 Gai Wu
- Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers 61-0 SCAA CWB Phoenix
- Tai Po Dragon 17-10 Kerry Hotel Kowloon Rugby
- Societe Generale Valley Black Ladies 37-0 Natixis HKFC Ice
Round 2 fixtures: Men’s Challenge Trophy 2019
The Men’s second round of the new Challenge Trophy was also played out. See more from week 1 results here.
- Natixis HKFC 42-0 Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers
- Herbert Smith Freehills HKU Sandy Bay 28-14 Kerry Hotel Kowloon
- Bloomberg HK Scottish 32-29 Societe Generale Valley
Malaysian National Rugby 7s 2019
The Malaysia National 7s rugby was played over two days in Ipoh. (At the time of publishing the winners of the finals was not released).
- Final Women U20: Sabah vs Labuan
- Final Men U20: N. Sembilan vs Kelantan
- Men Core Tempat Ke3/Ke4: ATM vs PDRM
- Final Men Qualifier: Perlis vs Sabah
- Final Women Open: Johor vs Perak
- Final Men Core: Kelantan vs Terengganu
The Clarke Jets won the second festival of the National Development Division Sevens Series over the weekend. The Jets had lost the final of the first festival, losing to the Makati Chiefs.
- Winners: Clark Jets
Pakistan National 7s Championships 2019
In the 24th National 7s Rugby Championship 2019 in Pakistan, the Pakistan Army beat Pakistan Airforce by 5-0, meanwhile, in the 3rd & 4th playoff match, Pakistan Wapda were victorious over Pakistan Railway by 50-0.
- Pakistan Army
- Pakistan Air Force
- Pakistan Wapda
- Pakistan Railway
In the Tournoi des Capitales, youth 7s teams from around the globe were in action in Paris, France.
The Minor Ladies Cup final, the girl’s team from Hong Kong won in Paris, beating the home Parisian team in the final. In the main Cup final, the girl’s team from Sydney won 19-5 against the French team to take top honours in the rugby tournament.
In the boys section, the Russians won their 3-4th playoff 33-5 against the German side from Heidelberg. Two French teams played the final, with the non-Parisian side winning the Tournoi Du Capitales 21-12. (We could not confirm via their FB page which team/club they were)
Saigon Tens 2019
The final trophy winners from the Saigon Tens 2019 are as follows:
- Ladies Plate: Kiwroos
- Ladies Cup: Kala Kweens
- Vets Tankard: Kamensenryu Vets
- Vets Bowl: Hamiltion Dynamiter Pups
- Open Tankard: Barrel House RFC
- Open Bowl: Team Kamensenryu
- Open Plate: NZ Legends
- Open Cup: Nedlands RFC
Singapore Under 19 League 2019
The 5th round of games in the SRU Under 19 men’s league saw a top of the table clash between Bucks RFC and SCC, with the log leaders Bucks securing an away win 24-7. With Saints RFC also claiming a big win 53-14 at Wanderers RFC, they join SCC on joint points in second place.
Bedok Kings were also thumped at home by Oldham RFC 64-5 and remain 5th on the log.
- SCC 7-24 Bucks RFC
- Wanderers RFC 14-53 Saints RFC
- Bedok Kings 5-64 Oldham RFC
The full table and results can also be seen here.
Chinese Social Rugby
There were a number of games played across China with many rugby clubs involved but the information is not always easy to get hold of. These are the results we could confirm:
- Beijing Ducks beat the JP Beijing Japanese
- Guangzhou Rams RFC beat the Fuzhou Tigers (All China Cup)
Follow all the rugby tournaments being played this September in Asia on our Rugby Calendar and the rugby tournaments being played in Asia during the Rugby World Cup.