China clinch narrow win in ARWC 1st leg playoff
China’s national 15s ladies beat Kazakhstan on Wednesday 31st July, 13-8 to take a slender lead into the two-leg match ARWC series.
China backed up their recent ARWC Division 1 title which saw strong wins over Singapore and the Philippines by beating the higher-ranked Kazakhs at the Jiujiang Sports Centre, China.
Kazakhstan made life difficult for themselves in the second half, after leading at the break, by playing for 20 minutes with a player down due to successive yellow card sin bins.
World Rugby standings
- Kazakhstan (17)
- China (24)
Source: World Rugby
2nd leg details: China vs Kazakhstan
- Venue: Jiujiang Sports Center, Tang Shan City, Qian’an Hebei Province, China
- Date: 31 July & 3 August 2019