2009 Asian Five Nations

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2009 Asian Five Nations
Date 25 April 2009 – 24 May 2009
Countries  Hong Kong
 Japan
 Kazakhstan
 South Korea
 Singapore
Final positions
Champions  Japan (17th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Website www.asian5nations.com
2008
2010

For divisional competitions, see: 2009 Asian Five Nations division tournaments

The 2009 Asian Five Nations, known as the 2009 HSBC Asian 5 Nations due to its sponsorship by HSBC, was the second series of the rugby union Asian Five Nations, the flagship competition devised by the International Rugby Board to develop the sport in the Asian region. The tournament played a role in qualifying for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, with Singapore, the last place team, being relegated to Division 1. As the 2010 edition will serve as the final round of Asian qualifying, Singapore is effectively eliminated.

Changes from 2008[edit]

  • Arabian Gulf has been replaced with Singapore, who earns promotion from Division 1.

Teams[edit]

The teams involved, with their world rankings pre tournament, were:

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 0 271 40 +231 41 4 24
2  Kazakhstan 4 3 0 1 87 139 -52 10 0 15
3  South Korea 4 2 0 2 137 144 -7 19 3 13
4  Hong Kong 4 1 0 3 110 126 -16 8 3 8
5  Singapore 4 0 0 4 40 196 -156 1 1 1

Scoring System

  • Win - 5 Points
  • Draw - 3 Points
  • Loss - 0 Points
  • Bonus points for scoring four tries or for losing by no more than 7 points.
  • Results

Fixture overview[edit]

Home Score (Tries) Away Match Information
Date Venue
(1 BP) South Korea  65 - 0  Singapore 25 Apr 2009 Tancheon Sports Complex, Seongnam
(1 BP) Japan  87 - 10  Kazakhstan 25 Apr 2009 Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
Hong Kong  6 - 59  Japan (1 BP) 2 May 2009 Hong Kong Football Club Stadium, Hong Kong
Kazakhstan  30 - 27  South Korea (1 BP) 2 May 2009 Central Stadium, Almaty
Singapore  19 - 22  Kazakhstan 9 May 2009 Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Singapore
(1 BP) South Korea  36 - 34  Hong Kong (2 BP) 9 May 2009 Tancheon Sports Complex, Seongnam
(1 BP) Japan  80 - 9  South Korea 16 May 2009 Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
(1 BP) Hong Kong  64 - 6  Singapore 16 May 2009 Hong Kong Football Club Stadium, Hong Kong
Singapore  15 - 45  Japan (1 BP) 23 May 2009 Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Singapore
Kazakhstan  25 - 6  Hong Kong 24 May 2009 Central Stadium, Almaty

Fixtures[edit]

25 April 2009
South Korea  65 – 0  Singapore
Tries: Kwang Moon Lee (2)
Si Won Choi (2)
Sung Soo Sim (2)
Kan Kyu Han (2)
Keun Hyun Kim (2)
Yo Han Cha
Con: Jun Ki Hong (3)
Keun Hyun Kim (2)
Report

25 April 2009
Japan  87 – 11  Kazakhstan
Tries: Shaun Webb (2)
Yuta Imamura (2)
Ayumu Goromaru (2)
Takashi Kikutani
Bryce Robins
Yuki Yatomi
Luke Thompson
Michael Leitch
Jack Tarrant
Hiroki Yoshida
Con: Shaun Webb (9)
Ayumu Goromaru (2)
Report Try: Ildar Abdrazakov
Con: Denis Cherkashin
Pen: Denis Cherkashin

2 May 2009
Hong Kong  6 – 59  Japan
Pen: Kenzo Pannell (2) Report Tries: Kensuke Hatakeyama (2)
Naoki Kawamata
Hitoshi Ono
Yosshitaka Nakayama
Takashi Kikutani
Fumiaki Tanaka
Hirotoki Onozawa
Jack Tarrant
Con: Ryan Nicholas (7)

2 May 2009
Kazakhstan  30 – 27  South Korea
Tries: Anton Rudoy (3)
Con: Maxim Lifontov (3)
Pen: Maxim Lifontov (3)
Report Tries: Jae Yong Chae
Dae Ik Jeong
Kun Kyu Kan
Con: Jun Ki Hong
Kuen Hyun Kim (2)
Pen: Keun Hyun Kim
Drop: Jun Ki Hong

9 May 2009
Singapore  19 – 22  Kazakhstan
Try: Ben Wheeler
Con: John Forrester
Pen: John Forrester (4)
Report Tries: Mihail Soloviyev
Denis Cherkashin
Oleg Gusselnikov
Con: Maxim Lifontov (2)
Pen: Maxim Lifontov

9 May 2009
South Korea  36 – 34  Hong Kong
Tries: Han Hun Kyu (2)
Shing Yong Chul
Youn Kwon Woo
Park Noh Hoon
Hwang Min Seo
Con: Chae Jae Yong
Lee Jung Min (2)
Report Tries: Adam Raby (3)
Simon Smith
Ed Rolston
Con: Kenzo Pannell (2)
Jonny Elliot
Pen: Kenzo Pannell

16 May 2009
Japan  80 – 9  South Korea
Tries: Hitoshi Onozawa (4)
Shaun Webb (2)
Ryan Nicholas (2)
Jack Tarrant (2)
Ayumu Goromaru
Yuta Imamura
Con: Ryan Nicholas (7)
Shaun Webb (3)
Report Pen: Jun Ki Hong (2)
Drop: Jun Ki Hong

16 May 2009
Hong Kong  64 – 6  Singapore
Tries: Adam Raby (4)
Rowan Varty (3)
Simon Smith (2)
Con: Kenzo Pannell (7)
Mike McKee
Pen: Kenzo Pannell
Report Pen: John Forrester (2)

23 May 2009
Singapore  15 – 45  Japan
Pen: Ryan Cumbers (5) Report Tries: Hitoshi Ono (2)
Takashi Kikutani
Yuta Imamura
Koji Taira
Masakazu Toyota
Con: Hiroki Yoshida (5)

24 May 2009
Kazakhstan  25 – 6  Hong Kong
Tries: Timur Mashurov
Daulet Akymbekov
Ildar Abdrazakov
Con: Maxim Lifontov (2)
Pen: Maxim Lifontov (2)
Report Pen: Kenzo Pannell
Keith Robertson

References[edit]

http://www.irb.com/mm/document/newsmedia/0/090302hsbcasianfivenations2009seriesschedule_7322.pdf