2014 Asian Five Nations

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2014 Asian Five Nations
Asian-five-nations-logo 5808 SQ MEDIUM.jpg
Date 26 April – 25 May
Countries  Hong Kong
 Japan
 Philippines
 South Korea
 Sri Lanka
Final positions
Champions  Japan (22nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Website www.asian5nations.com
2013
2015

For divisional competitions, see: 2014 Asian Five Nations division tournaments

The 2014 Asian Five Nations, known as the 2014 HSBC Asian 5 Nations due to the tournament's sponsorship by the HSBC, was the 7th and final series of the Asian Five Nations rugby union tournament, before it shrinks to only include the top 3 Asian teams from 2015.

Japan, as victors, qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup as Asia 1 in Pool B, while the runner up, Hong Kong, qualified for the repechage playoffs, against Uruguay.[1] In additional qualifications, only the top three teams would play in the leading tier in 2015, after the ARFU reduced the top tier from five, to three.

Changes from 2013[edit]

  • United Arab Emirates has been replaced with Sri Lanka, who earns promotion from Division 1.

Teams[edit]

The teams involved are:

Nation Home stadium City Head coach Captain
 Hong Kong (26) Hong Kong Football Club Stadium Hong Kong Wales Leigh Jones Pale Tauti
 Japan (13) Mizuho Rugby Stadium
National Olympic Stadium
Nagoya
Tokyo
Australia Eddie Jones Toshiaki Hirose
 South Korea (23) Incheon Munhak Stadium Incheon South Korea Kim Myung Joo
 Philippines (57) Eagles Nest Stadium Laguna Australia Jarred Hodges
 Sri Lanka (39) Colombo Racecourse Colombo Sri Lanka Johan Taylor Fazil Marija

Final Table[edit]

2014 Asian Five Nations Champion
Relegated to Division One
Position Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Japan 4 4 0 0 342 33 +309 4 24
2  Hong Kong 4 3 0 1 196 65 +131 3 18
3  South Korea 4 2 0 2 122 126 -4 2 12
4  Philippines 4 1 0 3 58 274 –216 1 6
5  Sri Lanka 4 0 0 4 48 258 –210 1 1

Points are awarded to the teams as follows:

Results Points
Win 5 points
Draw 3 points
4 or more tries 1 point
Loss within 7 points 1 point
Loss greater than 7 points 0 points

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

26 April 2014
12:00 KST (UTC+09)
South Korea  59–3  Sri Lanka
Try: Jung Pil 2' m
Jeong Min (2) 6' c, 25' m
Eudum 17' m
Jong Yeul 39' m
Kwang Moon 53' c
Young Gi 59' c
Hyun Soo 67' m
Byeong Ho 78' c
Con: Eudum (2/6) 7', 54'
Won Yong (2/3) 60', 79'
Pen: Won Yong (2/2) 32', 64'
Report[2] Pen: Riza Mubarak (1/2) 27'

26 April 2014
18:00 HKT (UTC+08)
Hong Kong  108–0  Philippines
Try: Wei 2' m
Kam Shing 8' c
Brant 14' m
Lamming (3) 31' c, 49' c, 68' c
Phelps 35'
Hsieh 38' c
Jones 40' c
McColl (2) 42' c, 80' c
Varty 55' c
Mcqueen 59' m
McKee 64' m
Wheatley 72' c
Baddeley 78' m
Con: McAdam (11/16) 9', 32', 36', 39', 40', 43', 50', 55', 69', 73', 80'
Pen: McAdam (2/3) 10', 26'
Report[3]
FB 15 Alex Mcqueen
RW 14 Rowan Varty
OC 13 Jake Phelps
IC 12 Lloyd Jones
LW 11 Yiu Kam Shing
FH 10 Chris McAdam
SH 9 Kenneth Hsieh
N8 8 Pale Tauti (c)
OF 7 Matt Lamming
BF 6 Alex Baddeley
RL 5 Paul Dwyer
LL 4 Bill Brant
TP 3 Stephen Nolan
HK 2 Alex Harris (c)
LP 1 Leon Wei
Replacements:
HK 16 Thomas Bolland
PR 17 James Cooper
PR 18 Alex Ng
LK 19 Terence Montgomery
FL 20 Nick Hewson
SH 21 Pete Mckee
FH 22 Nick Wheatley
CE 23 Tom McColl
Coach:
Wales Leigh Jones
FB 15 Alexander Aronson
RW 14 Gareth Holgate
OC 13 Justin Coveney
IC 12 Matthew Saunders
LW 11 Kenneth Stern
FH 10 Oliver Saunders (c)
SH 9 Jake Letts
N8 8 Samuel Bennetts
OF 7 Darran Seeto
BF 6 Christopher Anderson
RL 5 Ashley Heward
LL 4 Stephen Howorth
TP 3 Philip Sinclair
HK 2 Austin Dacanay
LP 1 David Robinson-Polkey
Replacements:
HK 16 Glenn Power
PR 17 Daniel Melrose
PR 18 Fergus Mitra
FL 19 Nathan Welch
FL 20 Timothy Kong
SH 21 Cleo Gomez
FH 22 Fritz Moschitz
WG 23 Rupert Zappia
Coach:
Australia Jarred Hodges

Touch judges:
Paul McKay (Singapore)
Macro Wu Wu Zhihong (China)

Round 2[edit]

3 May 2014
15:30 PST (UTC+08)
Philippines  10–99  Japan
Report[4]
Eagles Nest Stadium, Laguna
Referee: Dewi Rowlands (Hong Kong)

Round 3[edit]

10 May 2014
18:00 JST (UTC+09)
Japan  132–10  Sri Lanka
IRB[6]

Round 4[edit]

17 May 2014
12:00 KST (UTC+09)
South Korea  5–62  Japan

Round 5[edit]

24 May 2014
15:30 PST (UTC+08)
Philippines  22–52  South Korea
Eagles Nest Stadium, Laguna
25 May 2014
17:00 JST (UTC+09)
Japan  49–8  Hong Kong

Media coverage[edit]

The tournament is broadcast live in many different countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official RWC 2015 Site". Rugbyworldcup.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  2. ^ "asian5nations.com". asian5nations.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Hong Kong Rugby Union - All News". www.hkrugby.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=14680/index.html
  5. ^ http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=14681/index.html
  6. ^ http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=14682/index.html
  7. ^ "Official RWC 2015 Site". archive.org. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 

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