Asian Rugby Results: 30 August – 1st September 2019
The final weekend of August saw the conclusion of the Lanna Tens 2019 rugby league and the 1st round of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series in Korea. The SRU Under 19 rugby league entered its 3rd round while in the Philippines, the Colts enjoyed their debut on the Globe 7s Series. Here is our review of the Asian rugby results from 30th August-1st September 2019.
Asia Rugby Sevens: Round 1
The 1st of 3 rounds of the 2019 Asia Rugby Sevens took place in Korea over the weekend. Japan claimed the double with their men and women winning.
Day 1 saw Japanese and Hong Kong men top their groups to move into the semifinals with a 100% win record. China and South Korea joined them in the semis as the 2nd placed teams in the pools. HK, therefore, took on China while Japan played South Korea in the semifinals.
HK beat China 21-7 in the semifinals on the second day while Japan smashed Korea 43-5. In the final, Japan proved too strong and ran out winners over HK 22-12. China claimed 3rd, narrowly beating South Korea 24-19.
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Chinese Taipei
In the Women’s pools on Day 1, nearly the same 4 nations as the men progressed into the semi-finals. Japan and China won their pools with Hong Kong and Kazakhstan claiming the second spots.
China played HK in the 1st semi and Japan played Kazakhstan on day two. China beat HK 19-7 and Japan beat the Kazakhs 22-5 to set up a finale of the favourites. Japan proved too strong, beating the Chinese ladies 19-5. HK took 3rd place, beating Kazakhstan 17-10.
Final standings: Women
- Hong Kong
- Sri Lanka
The 3rd round of games in the SRU Under 19 men’s league took place and the results saw Bucks RFC cement their place on top of the league.
The Bucks beat 2018 champions Oldham RFC and inflicted their 1st defeat on the defending champions. Elsewhere, SCC moved into the second spot on the league table with a good win over Saints RFC and Bedok Kings claimed an away win at Wanders RFC.
- SCC 43-22 Saints RFC
- Wanderers RFC 25-26 Bedok Kings
- Oldham RFC 3-27 Bucks RFC
The full table and results can also be seen here.
The inaugural Lanna Tens Rugby league reached a crescendo on the weekend with the finals for 2019 being played out. The Chiang Mai All-Stars were undefeated through the group stages and were favourites against the Lanna Rugby Club. In the end, the All-Stars maintained their undefeated run and claimed the Cup trophy with a 32-17 win.
- Chian Mai All-Stars 32-17 Lanna Rugby
- Prince Rugby Club 19-19 CMU Rugby Club
In the Philippines, the Colts Division started its Globe Sevens Series with the Philippines Eagles RFC winning the men’s and women’s sections at Southern Plains, Laguna.
This was the first-ever Colts u19s division for both men’s and women’s in the Globe 7s Series. All of the teams involved were:
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.