1998 ARFU Asian Rugby Championship

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1998 Asian Rugby Championship
Date 24 -31 October 1998
Countries 10
Tournament statistics
Champions  Japan
Matches played 15
1996 (Previous) (Next) 2000

The 1998 ARFU Asian Rugby Championship was the 16th edition of the tournament, and was played in Singapore

The 10 teams were divided in two division. Japan won the tournament


First division[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Japan 3 3 0 0 221 25 196 6
2  South Korea 3 1 0 2 104 81 23 2
3  Hong Kong 3 1 0 2 39 88 -49 2
4  Taiwan 3 1 0 2 57 227 -170 2


24 October 1998
Japan  40 - 12  South Korea

24 October 1998
Hong Kong  12 - 30  Taiwan

27 October 1998
Japan  134 - 6  Taiwan

27 October 1998
Hong Kong  20 - 11  South Korea

31 October 1998
South Korea  81 - 21  Taiwan

31 October 1998
Japan  47 - 7  Hong Kong

Second Division[edit]

Pool 1[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Sri Lanka 2 2 0 0 85 8 77 4
2  Malaysia 2 1 0 1 37 69 -32 2
3  China 2 0 0 2 30 75 -45 0
24 October 1998
Malaysia  32 - 25  China

26 October 1998
Sri Lanka  43 - 5  China

28 October 1998
Sri Lanka  44 - 3  Malaysia

Pool 2[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Singapore 2 2 0 0 91 0 91 4
2  Thailand 2 1 0 1 90 12 78 2
3  India 2 0 0 2 6 175 -169 0
24 October 1998
Singapore  6 – 0
withdraw
 Thailand

26 October 1998
Singapore  85 - 0  India

28 October 1998
Thailand  90 - 6  India

Finals[edit]

  • First Place final
31 October 1998
Singapore  42 - 13  Sri Lanka

  • Third Place Final
31 October 1998
Thailand  28 - 8  Malaysia

°Fifth Place Final

31 October 1998
China  42 - 13  India

Bibliography[edit]

  • (Italian) Francesco Volpe, Paolo Pacitti (Author), Rugby 2000, GTE Gruppo Editorale (1999).