1996 ARFU Asian Rugby Championship

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1996 Asian Rugby Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Taiwan
Date 2–9 November 1996
Countries 7
Final positions
Champions  Japan (11th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 11
1994
1998

The 1996 ARFU Asian Rugby Championship was the 15th edition of the tournament, and was played in Taipei

The 8 teams were divided in two pools, with finals between the winners of each pool. Singapore withdrew and Japan won the tournament.

Pool 1[edit]

Singapore withdrew

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  Japan 2 2 0 0 242 22 220 4
2  Taiwan 2 1 0 1 65 116 -51 2
3  Thailand 2 0 0 2 25 194 -169 0
2 November 1996
Taiwan  53 - 15  Thailand

4 November 1996
Japan XV Japan 141 - 10  Thailand

6 November 1996
Japan XV Japan 101 - 12  Taiwan

Pool 2[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1  South Korea 3 3 0 0 191 40 151 6
2  Hong Kong 3 2 0 1 184 37 147 4
3  Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2 64 132 -68 2
4  Malaysia 3 0 0 3 16 246 -230 0
3 November 1996
Hong Kong  103 - 5  Malaysia

3 November 1996
South Korea  60 - 20  Sri Lanka

5 November 1996
South Korea  112 - 5  Malaysia

5 November 1996
Hong Kong  66 - 13  Sri Lanka

7 November 1996
South Korea  19 - 15  Hong Kong

7 November 1996
Sri Lanka  31 - 6  Malaysia

Third Place Final[edit]

9 November 1996
Hong Kong  114 - 12  Taiwan

First Place final[edit]

9 November 1996
Japan  41 - 25  South Korea