2006–07 ARFU Asian Rugby Championship

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2006–07 Asian Rugby Championship
Date November 2006 – November 2007
Countries 12
Final positions
Champions  Japan (15th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
2004
2008

This edition, originally scheduled in November 2006 in Sri Lanka was cancelled due the political situation in the host country. The tournament for title (involving Japan, Korea and Hong Kong), originally must also valid as final pool for 2007 Rugby World Cup – Asia qualification was transferred by International Rugby Board in Hong Kong.[1][2] The rest of the tournament ("Plate" and "Shield" was played one year after in Sri Lanka.

It was the last edition of the tournament, because from 2008, it was replaced by Asian Five Nations, that merge the ARFU Asian Rugby Championship and the ARFU Asian Rugby Series

The team were divided in three divisions, according to the results of 2006 ARFU Asian Rugby Series

Gold[edit]

Pos. Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. Points Notes
1  Japan 2 2 0 0 106 3 +103 4 Qualified to 2007 Rugby World Cup
2  South Korea 2 1 0 1 23 59 -36 2 Qualified to RWC Qualif. repechage)
3  Hong Kong 2 0 0 2 8 75 -67 0
19 November 2006
Japan  52 - 3  Hong Kong

22 November 2006
South Korea  23 - 5  Hong Kong

25 November 2006
Japan  54 - 0  South Korea

Plate[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Pos. Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. Points
1  Sri Lanka 2 2 0 0 103 13 +90 4
2  China 2 1 0 1 66 32 +34 2
3  Malaysia 2 0 0 2 9 133 -124 0
3 November 2007
Sri Lanka  26 - 10  China

5 November 2007
China  56 - 6  Malaysia

7 November 2007
Sri Lanka  77 - 3  Malaysia

Pool B[edit]

Pos. Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. Points
1  Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 98 21 +77 4
2  Taiwan 2 1 0 1 27 45 -18 2
3  Thailand 2 0 0 2 37 96 -59 0
3 November 2007
Kazakhstan  69 - 21  Thailand

5 November 2007
Taiwan  27 - 16  Thailand

7 November 2007
Kazakhstan  29 - 0  Taiwan

First Place Final[edit]

10 November 2007
Kazakhstan  24 - 17  Sri Lanka

Third Place Final[edit]

10 November 2007
China  28 - 22  Taiwan

Fifth Place Final[edit]

10 November 2007
Thailand  44 - 7  Malaysia

Shield[edit]

Pos. Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. Points
1  Iran 2 2 0 0 71 10 +61 4
2  India 2 1 0 1 26 39 -13 2
3  Pakistan 2 0 0 2 3 51 -48 0
4 November 2007
India  19 - 0  Pakistan

6 November 2007
Iran  32 - 3  Pakistan

8 November 2007
Iran  39 - 7  India

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup Qualifiers, Asian Rugby tourney cancelled". oneindia news. 15 November 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Disappointed rugby fans will have to wait". Si Lanka Sunday itines. 5 November 2006. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 29 July 2013.