Best touch rugby tournaments in Asia in May 2019
We don’t often have enough touch rugby news and tournaments in a month to warrant its own article, but May is jam-packed with rugby and touch! The Touch World Cup 2019 will be wrapping up in Malaysia and there are touch rugby tournaments in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
RugbyAsia247 looks at the best touch rugby tournaments in May in Asia.
Touch World Cup 2019 Malaysia
The Touch World Cup will reach its conclusion in early May. The tournament in Malaysia is organised by FIT (Federation of International Touch) and Touch Malaysia.
Asian teams from China, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and UAE are involved. The full details and results are here. You can read more about ways to watch the Touch World Cup 2019 tournament here.
- Date: Monday, April 29th – Saturday, May 4th, 2019
- Country: Malaysia
- Venue: Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya
- Type: National Touch
- Levels: Men’s, women’s, mixed
Singapore Junior Touch Championships 2019
The Singapore Junior Touch Championships 2019 (SJTC) is being held at TRC Fields in Singapore. There are a number of youth age divisions: U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s & U20s. More information can be found on the Singapore Touch FB.
- Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
- Venue: TRC Fields, Turf City, Singapore
ANZ Mixed Summer Indoor Touch Tournament 2019
Hong Kong Rugby has a lot of touch rugby happening from May onward. The ANZ Mixed Summer Indoor Touch Tournament 2019 takes place in early May.
- Dates: 1st and 5th May 2019
- Venue: Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Centre, Hong Kong
- Category: Mixed Touch
ANZ Touch Tournament Summer Leagues 2019
The ANZ Touch Tournament Summer Leagues 2019 have an Elite and an Open touch league in Hong Kong. The Open League kicks off in June.
Elite Summer Touch League
- Dates: May-June 2019 (Saturdays)
- Venue: Happy Valley Recreation Ground, Hong Kong
- Category: Mixed Touch
Philippines Beach Games Touch Rugby
Although the information is a bit scarce, the Philippines Beach Games will feature Touch Rugby at the end of May at Lingayen Beach, Pangasinan.
- Date: May 24-26th 2019
- Venue: Lingayen Beach, Pangasinan
- Type: Mixed touch rugby
Feature Photo credit: Federation of International Touch
Have we missed any touch rugby tournaments in Asia in May? Please get hold of RugbyAsia247 if you have more information on any rugby in the region.