What The Asian Rugby Unions Have Said After Hangzhou Asian Games 2022
Following the conclusion of the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 Rugby Sevens, which saw HKCR Men and China Women claim gold, the teams have made their way home, and the unions have been responding to the tournament which ran from 24-26 September in China.
Hong Kong, China Rugby – Men & Women Claim Medals at Asian Games
HKCR men won the gold (retaining the title), while their women picked up a hard-fought bronze at the Asian Games in Hangzhou.
Robbie McRobbie, CEO of Hong Kong China Rugby, said of the achievements: “I am absolutely delighted for our men’s and women’s teams, and hugely proud – they are a credit to Hong Kong, and deserve all the success in the world. It’s been an excellent Asian Games, thanks to all the organisers, and of course to the Hong Kong Sports Institute for all their invaluable support.”
Korea Rugby Union – Silver For The Men’s Rugby 7s – Asian Games
The South Korean men claimed silver at the Asian Games which should be seen as a success and the KRU was offering large cash rewards to the players for a medal finish.
The Union said online, “The silver medal prize money promised at the welcome home ceremony was handed over by the Korean Rugby Association’s vice-chairman. Congratulations to all the national teams who came back with good results.”
Sri Lanka Rugby Union – OCA Rugby Sevens Asian Games
The Union, whose men’s team were allowed to play the tournament under the OCA banner, said “Sri Lanka Rugby 7s team completed in the Asian Games Rugby 7s under the national Olympic flag by finishing overall 10th and failing to reach the cup QF’s. They suffered defeats to Chinese Taipei and South Korea in the group stages and had wins over Afghanistan, Philippines and Nepal before going down to Thailand in a playoff for 9th and 10th.”
On their official Facebook platform, the SLR said Director General of Sports, Dr. Shemal Fernando has paid a glowing tribute to Sri Lanka’s Rugby team that played as OCA Team at the just concluded Rugby 7s competition at the ongoing 19th Asian Games. He said “The players truly displayed the true spirit of Olympism as spelt out in the Olympic Charter, surely bringing honour and glory to Mother Lanka”
Sri Lanka Rugby is currently banned by both World Rugby and Asian Rugby to compete in competitions but no reason was given for why they didn’t try and field a women’s team.
Philippines Rugby Football Union – Men’s 7s Rugby
Rugby India – Women’s 7s Rugby Asian Games
Malaysia Rugby – Men’s 7s Rugby
Nepal Rugby – Asia Games 2022 Rugby 7s
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