2008 Asian Five Nations

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2008 Asian Five Nations
Date 26 April 2008 – 24 May 2008
Countries  Arabian Gulf
 Hong Kong
 Japan
 Kazakhstan
 South Korea
Final positions
Champions  Japan (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Website www.asian5nations.com
2007
2009

The 2008 Asian Five Nations, known as the 2008 HSBC Asian 5 Nations due to its sponsorship by HSBC, was the inaugural series of the rugby union Asian Five Nations which is the flagship competition devised by the International Rugby Board to develop the sport in the Asian region. Ten matches were played over five weekends from 26 April to 24 May.

Scoring system: 5 points for a win, three for a draw, one bonus point for being within seven points of the winning team, and one for four tries.

The teams involved with their current IRB ranking (as of 18 February 2008) were:

Japan won all four of its games to become the first Asian Five Nations champions on 18 May 2008.

Final table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries Bonus Points Points
1  Japan 4 4 0 0 310 58 +252 48 4 24
2  South Korea 4 3 0 1 150 104 +46 14 3 18
3  Hong Kong 4 2 0 2 96 154 -58 11 1 11
4  Kazakhstan 4 1 0 3 100 172 -72 11 2 7
5  Arabian Gulf 4 0 0 4 65 233 -139 6 1 1

Fixtures[edit]

Date Match Result Venue
26-Apr-2008 Korea - Japan 17 - 39 Munhak Stadium, Incheon
26-Apr-2008 Arabian Gulf - Hong Kong 12 - 20 Al Ain
03-May-2008 Japan - Arabian Gulf 114 - 6 Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
03-May-2008 Hong Kong - Kazakhstan 23 - 17 Hong Kong
09-May-2008 Arabian Gulf - Korea 20 - 43 Al Arabi Stadium, Doha
11-May-2008 Kazakhstan - Japan 6 - 82 Almaty
18-May-2008 Japan - Hong Kong 75 - 29 Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium, Niigata
18-May-2008 Korea - Kazakhstan 40 - 21 South Korea
24-May-2008 Kazakhstan - Arabian Gulf 56 - 27 Taldykorgan
24-May-2008 Hong Kong - Korea 24 - 50 King's Park, Hong Kong

Report on JRFU website

Division One[edit]

Standings[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  Singapore 2 1 1 0 43 42 +1 4 8
2  Chinese Taipei 2 1 0 1 57 46 +11 6 7
3  Sri Lanka 2 0 1 1 43 55 -12 4 3
  • China withdrew due to lack of visa availability and were relegated to Division Two.
  • Standings were determined according to the same method used in the HSBC Asian Five Nations championship.[1]
  • Singapore promoted to main tournament for 2009 edition.

Fixtures[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Kick Off
Sri Lanka  20 - 20  Singapore 11-November-2008 Tainan, Taiwan 7.00 p.m
Chinese Taipei  22 - 23  Singapore 13-November-2008 Tainan, Taiwan 3.00 p.m
Chinese Taipei  35 - 23  Sri Lanka 15-November-2008 Tainan, Taiwan 3.00 p.m

Division two[edit]

Division Two served as the first round of qualifying for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, as the Division Two champion would be promoted to Division One for 2009 and have the opportunity to be promoted to the HSBC Asian Five Nations for the 2010 season. The 2010 HSBC Asian Five Nations will be the final qualifying stage for the Asian representative at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Semi-finals Final
11 June 2008
  Malaysia  30  
  Pakistan  5  
 
14 June 2008
      Malaysia  7
    Thailand  30
3rd-Place final
11 June 2008 14 June 2008
  Thailand  30   Pakistan  0
  India  22     India  92

Fixtures[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue
Malaysia  30 - 5  Pakistan 11-June-2008 Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand  30 - 22  India 11-June-2008 Bangkok, Thailand

Third v Fourth Final[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue
Pakistan  0 - 92  India 14-June-2008 Bangkok, Thailand

Final[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue
Thailand  30 - 7  Malaysia 14-June-2008 Bangkok, Thailand
  • Tournament winner Thailand promoted to Division One for 2009.
  • There will be no relegation for fourth placed team Pakistan.

Regional Divisions[edit]

South-East Asia[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  Indonesia 2 2 0 0 78 14 +64 0 10
2  Laos 2 1 0 1 44 23 +21 0 5
3  Cambodia 2 0 0 2 3 88 -85 0 0

12 July 2008
Laos  33 - 0  Cambodia

15 July 2008
Indonesia  23 - 11  Laos

19 July 2008
Indonesia  55 - 3  Cambodia

Pacific-Asia[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  Philippines 2 2 0 0 121 8 113 18 10
2  Guam 2 1 0 1 82 20 62 0 5
3  Brunei 2 0 0 2 0 175 -175 0 0

28 June 2008
Guam  74 – 0  Brunei


5 July 2008
Guam  8 – 20  Philippines
Report

Central Asia[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  Iran 2 2 0 0 38 22 16 6 10
2  Uzbekistan 2 0 1 1 21 23 -2 2 3
3  Kyrgyzstan 2 0 1 1 31 45 -14 3 3

5 October 2008
Kyrgyzstan  16 - 30  Iran
Spartak Stadium, Bishkek
Referee: India Greg Davey

8 October 2008
Iran  8 - 6  Uzbekistan
Spartak Stadium, Bishkek
Referee: Sri Lanka Fernando Dilroy

10 October 2008
Kyrgyzstan  15 - 15  Uzbekistan

Other Regions[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2  Mongolia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Macau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Cancelled

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]