2016 Asia Rugby Championship

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2016 Asia Rugby Championship
ARC2016-Top3 Champions 20160529a.jpg
Date 30 April – 4 June
Countries  Hong Kong
 Japan
 South Korea
Final positions
Champions  Japan (24th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 54 (9 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hong Kong Benjamin Rimene (50)
Most tries Japan Kentaro Kodama (7)
Website www.asiarugby.com
2015
2017

The 2016 Asia Rugby Championship, or ARC, was the second annual tri-nations series for top-level rugby union in Asia and the twenty-ninth continental championship for the Asia Rugby nations. The Asia Rugby Championship replaced the former Asian Five Nations in 2015, with only three nations competing in the top division instead of the previous five. The 2016 series included Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Other Asian nations competed in the lower division tournaments.

The format of the competition is a double round-robin where the top-three nations play each other twice on a home and away basis. The team finishing on top of the standings is declared the winner, and the bottom-placed team is subject to a promotion-relegation play-off against the winner of Division 1, [1][2] although this opportunity to challenge is often declined.

Teams[edit]

The teams involved, with their world rankings prior to the 2016 tournament in brackets:

Nation Home stadium City Head coach Captain
 Japan (10) Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
Yokohama
Tokyo
Japan Ryuji Nakatake Keisuke Uchida
 Hong Kong (23) Hong Kong Football Club Stadium Hong Kong Wales Leigh Jones Nick Hewson
 South Korea (29) Namdong Asiad Rugby Stadium Incheon Australia John Walters Shin Dong Won

Standings[edit]

Champions
Will play in the top 3 challenge
Position Nation Games Points Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference BP1 BP2 Total
1  Japan 4 4 0 0 242 23 +219 4 0 20
2  Hong Kong 4 2 0 2 95 139 -44 2 0 10
3  South Korea 4 0 0 4 45 220 -175 1 1 2
Source: rugbyarchive.net

Four points for a win, two for a draw, one bonus point for four tries or more (BP1) and one bonus point for losing by seven or less (BP2).

Fixtures[edit]

Week 1[edit]

30 April 2016
14:00 JST (UTC+9)
Japan  85–0  South Korea
Try: H. Yamashita (3) 1' m, 5' c, 26' m
K. Kodama (5) 14' c, 29' c, 42' m, 67' c, 72' m,
R. Yamanaka 20' c
K. Uchida 40+1' c
R. Nakamura 52' c
T. Tatafu 76' c
A. Moeakiola 80' c
Con: R. Yamanaka (7/9) 7', 16', 21', 27', 30', 40+2', 53'
R. Nakamura (3/4) 68', 76', 80+1'
Asia Rugby Report
JRFU Details
Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 4,698
Referee: Patrick Kwok
FB 15 Ryuji Noguchi
RW 14 Hajime Yamashita Substituted off 67'
OC 13 Takuya Ishibashi
IC 12 Ryoto Nakamura
LW 11 Kentaro Kodama
FH 10 Ryohei Yamanaka Substituted off 64'
SH 9 Keisuke Uchida (c) Substituted off 62'
N8 8 Tevita Tatafu
OF 7 Taiyo Ando Substituted off 64'
BF 6 Hiroki Yamamoto
RL 5 Kazuhiko Usami
LL 4 Kotaro Yatabe Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Yu Chinen Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Futoshi Mori Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Kengo Kitagawa Substituted off 53'
Replacements:
PR 16 Kanta Higashionna Substituted in 53'
HK 17 Atsushi Sakate Substituted in 67'
PR 18 Takayuki Watanabe Substituted in 67'
LK 19 Naohiro Kotaki Substituted in 62'
N8 20 Tsuyoshi Murata Substituted in 64'
SH 21 Daisuke Inoue Substituted in 62'
CE 22 Doga Maeda Substituted in 64'
CE 23 Ataata Moeakiola Substituted in 67'
Coach:
Japan Ryuji Nakatake
FB 15 Nam Young Soo
RW 14 Jang Seong Min Temporarily suspended from 39' to 50' 39' to 50'
OC 13 Jegal Bin Substituted off 21'
IC 12 Lim Sang Jin
LW 11 Kim Jin hyeok
FH 10 Oh Youn-hyung Substituted off 46'
SH 9 Shin Ki Cheol
N8 8 Han Kun Kyu Substituted off 72'
OF 7 Kim Hyun Soo
BF 6 Park Soon Chai
RL 5 Nam Jong Song Substituted off 55'
LL 4 Youn Kwon Woo Substituted off 76'
TP 3 Shin Dong Won (c) Substituted off 48'
HK 2 Kim Min Kyu Substituted off 62'
LP 1 Na Kwan Young
Replacements:
HK 16 Chong Kwi Hong Substituted in 62'
PR 17 Kang Tae Hyeon Substituted in 72'
PR 18 Kim Myeong Hwan Substituted in 76'
FL 19 Shin Dah Yeon Substituted in 55'
N8 20 Hwang In Jo Substituted in 48'
SH 21 Ahn Sang Ho
FB 22 Oh Jim Yeong Substituted in 46'
WG 23 Kim Sung Soo Substituted in 21'
Coach:
New Zealand John Walters

Week 2[edit]

7 May 2016
16:30 HKT (UTC+8)
Hong Kong  3–38  Japan
Pen: B. Rimene 15'
HKRU Report
JRFU Report
Try: S. Kin 4' c
K. Uchida 11' m
K. Kodama 22' c
R. Nakamura 54' c
H. Yamamoto 63' c, 76' m
Con: R. Yamanaka (4/6) 5', 22', 54', 64'
Hong Kong Football Club Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Tatu Otsuki
FB 15 Alexander McQueen
RW 14 Ryan Meacheam Substituted off 52
OC 13 James Robinson Substituted off 52
IC 12 Lee Jones
LW 11 Salom Yiu Kam Shing
FH 10 Benjamin Rimene
SH 9 Jamie Hood Substituted off 52
N8 8 Daniel Falvey
OF 7 Toby Fenn
BF 6 Nick Hewson (c)
RL 5 Paul Dywer
LL 4 Adrian Griffiths Substituted off 52
TP 3 Jack Parfitt Substituted off 40
HK 2 Jamie Tsang Substituted off 25
LP 1 Adam Fullgrabe Substituted off 40
Replacements:
HK 16 Lachlan Chubb Substituted in 25
PR 17 Hon Wum Wei Substituted in 40
PR 18 Alex Ng Substituted in 40
LK 19 James Cunningham Substituted in 52
N8 20 Jack Delaforce
SH 21 Eliesa Kaleca Rauca Substituted in 52
CE 22 Cado Lee Substituted in 52
FH 23 Niall Rowark Substituted in 52
Coach:
Wales Leigh Jones
FB 15 Ryuji Noguchi
RW 14 Hajime Yamashita Substituted off 52
OC 13 Takuya Ishibashi Substituted off 70
IC 12 Ryoto Nakamura
LW 11 Kentaro Kodama
FH 10 Ryohei Yamanaka
SH 9 Keisuke Uchida (c) Substituted off 66
N8 8 Tevita Tatafu Substituted off 56
OF 7 Shokei Kin
BF 6 Tsuyoshi Murata
RL 5 Kazuhiko Usami
LL 4 Naohiro Kotaki Substituted off 58
TP 3 Yu Chinen Substituted off 66
HK 2 Futoshi Mori Substituted off 63
LP 1 Kanta Higashionna Substituted off 70
Replacements:
PR 16 Syogo Miura Substituted in 70
HK 17 Atsushi Sakate Substituted in 63
PR 18 Takayuki Watanabe Substituted in 66
LK 19 Kotaro Yatabe Substituted in 58
FL 20 Hiroki Yamamoto Substituted in 56
SH 21 Daisuke Inoue Substituted in 66
CE 22 Doga Maeda Substituted in 70
WG 23 Ataata Moeakiola Substituted in 52
Coach:
Japan Ryuji Nakatake

Week 3[edit]

14 May 2016
12:00 KST(UTC+9)
South Korea  27-34  Hong Kong
Try: Lee Jae Bok 9' m, 63' c
Kim Sung Soo 38' c
Na Kwan Yong 71' m
Con: Lee Soop Yeong (2/3) 39', 64'
Oh Jim Yeong (0/1)
Pen: Lee Soop Yeong (1/1) 47',
Asia Rugby Report
HKRU Starting XV
Try: A. MuQueen 3' c, 50' c
J. Hood 56' c
B. Rimeme 77' c
Con: B. Rimene (4/4) 4', 50', 57', 78'
Pen: B. Rimene (2/2) 13', 19'
FB 15 Lee Jae Bok
RW 14 Jang Seong Min
OC 13 Kim Sung Soo
IC 12 Kim Jin Hyeok Temporarily suspended from 48' to 58' 48' to 58'
LW 11 Lee Soop Yeong
FH 10 Oh Jim Yeong
SH 9 Shin Ki Cheol
N8 8 Han Kun Kyu
OF 7 Kim Hyun Soo
BF 6 Park Soon Chai
RL 5 Kim Sang Jin
LL 4 Youn Kwon Woo
TP 3 Shin Dong Won (c)
HK 2 Na Kwan Young
LP 1 Chong Kwi Hong
Coach:
New Zealand John Walters
FB 15 Alexander McQueen
RW 14 Ryan Meacheam
OC 13 James Robinson
IC 12 Lex Kaleca
LW 11 Salom Yiu Kam Shing
FH 10 Benjamin Rimene
SH 9 Jamie Hood
N8 8 Daniel Falvey
OF 7 Toby Fenn
BF 6 Nick Hewson (c)
RL 5 Paul Dywer
LL 4 Adrian Griffiths
TP 3 Rohan Cook
HK 2 Jamie Tsang
LP 1 Adam Fullgrabe
Replacements:
HK 16 Lachlan Chubb
PR 17 Wei Hon Wum
PR 18 Alex Ng
LK 19 James Cunningham
N8 20 Jack Delaforce
SH 21 Lee Jones
CE 22 Cado Lee
FH 23 Niall Rowark
Coach:
Wales Leigh Jones

Week 4[edit]

21 May 2016
12:00 KST(UTC+9)
South Korea  3-60  Japan
Pen: Oh Jim Yeong (1/2) 2'
Asia Rugby Report
JRFU Report
Try: Atsushi Sakate (2) 5' m, 49' c
Ryohei Yamanaka (2) 26' m, 32' c
Keisuke Uchida 12' m
Penalty try 23' c
Kentaro Kodama 53' m
Kotaro Yatabe 61' c
Takuhei Yasuda 73' m
Ryuji Noguchi 80'c
Con: Ryoto Nakamura (2/6) 24', 80+1'
Ryohei Yamanaka (3/4) 33', 50', 62'
Namdong Asiad Rugby Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 500
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
FB 15 Lee Jae Bok
RW 14 Nam Young Soo
OC 13 Kim Sung Soo Substituted off 72'
IC 12 Kim Jin Hyeok Substituted off 55'
LW 11 Lee Soo Pyeong
FH 10 Oh Jim Yeong
SH 9 Shin Ki Cheol Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Hwang In Jo Substituted off 28'
OF 7 Kim Hyun Soo Temporarily suspended from 53' to 63' 53' to 63'
BF 6 Shin Da Hyeon
RL 5 Kim Sang Jin Substituted off 73'
LL 4 Youn Kwon Woo Temporarily suspended from 16' to 26' 16' to 26'
TP 3 Shin Dong Won (c) Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Na Kwan Young Substituted off 25'
LP 1 Chong Kwi Hong Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
16 Kang Tae Hyeon Substituted in 62'
17 Kim Min Kyo Substituted in 25'
18 Kim Myeong Hwan Substituted in 75'
19 Nam Jong Song Substituted in 73'
20 Son Min Su Substituted in 28'
21 Lee Sung Bae Substituted in 76'
22 Oh Youn Hyung Substituted in 55'
23 Kim In Kyu Substituted in 72'
Coach:
New Zealand John Walters
FB 15 Ryohei Yamanaka Substituted off 71'
RW 14 Takuhei Yasuda
OC 13 Doga Maeda
IC 12 Takuya Ishibashi
LW 11 Kentaro Kodama Substituted off 66'
FH 10 Ryoto Nakamura
SH 9 Keisuke Uchida (c) Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Hiroki Yamamoto
OF 7 Shokei Kin Substituted off 71'
BF 6 Masato Furukawa
RL 5 Naohiro Kotaki Substituted off 62'
LL 4 Kotaro Yatabe
TP 3 Takayuki Watanabe Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Atsushi Sakate Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Kanta Higashionna Substituted off 50'
Replacements:
PR 16 Shogo Miura Substituted in 50'
HK 17 Daigo Hashimoto Substituted in 71'
PR 18 Kengo Kitagawa Substituted in 71'
LK 19 Kazuhiko Usami Substituted in 62'
N8 20 Faulua Makisi Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Daiki Nakajima Substituted in 73'
CE 22 Ryuji Noguchi Substituted in 71'
FH 23 Hajime Yamashita Substituted in 66'
Coach:
Japan Ryuji Nakatake

Week 5[edit]

28 May 2016
14:00 JST (UTC+9)
Japan  59-17  Hong Kong
Try: N. Kotaki 24' c
T. Ishibashi (2) 28' c, 47' c
A. Moeakiola (2) 35' c, 60' c
H. Yamamoto 41' c
D. Maeda 53' c
Penalty try 73' c
Con: R. Nakamura (8/8) 25', 29', 36', 41', 48', 54', 61', 73'
Pen: R. Nakamura (1/1) 40+1'
Asia Rugby Report
JRFU Report
HKRU Report
Try: A. Griffiths 19' c
J. Cunningham 44' c
Con: B. Rimene (2/2) 20', 45'
Pen: B. Rimene (1/1) 13'
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 5,771
Referee: Tim Baker
FB 15 Ryuji Noguchi
RW 14 Ataata Moeakiola Substituted off 63
OC 13 Doga Maeda
IC 12 Takuya Ishibashi
LW 11 Kentaro Kodama
FH 10 Ryoto Nakamura
SH 9 Keisuke Uchida (c) Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Tevita Tatafu Substituted off 65
OF 7 Shokei Kin
BF 6 Hiroki Yamamoto Substituted off 47
RL 5 Kazuhiko Usami
LL 4 Naohiro Kotaki Substituted off 56
TP 3 Takayuki Watanebe Substituted off 53
HK 2 Atsushi Sakate Substituted off 67
LP 1 Kengo Kitagawa Substituted off 56
Replacements:
PR 16 Shogo Miura Substituted in 56
HK 17 Diago Hashimoto Substituted in 67
PR 18 Yu Chinen Substituted in 53
LK 19 Kotaro Yatabe Substituted in 56
FL 20 Faulua Makisi Substituted in 47
SH 21 Daiki Nakajima Substituted in 70
CE 22 Takuhei Yasuda Substituted in 63
WG 23 Masato Furukawa Substituted in 65
Coach:
Japan Ryuji Nakatake
FB 15 Alexander McQueen
RW 14 Ryan Meacheam
OC 13 James Robinson
IC 12 Tyler Spitz Substituted off 56
LW 11 Rowan Varty
FH 10 Ben Rimene Substituted off 53
SH 9 Cado Lee Ka To Substituted off 61
N8 8 Daniel Falvey (c) Substituted off 61
OF 7 Matt Lamming
BF 6 James Cunningham
RL 5 Adrian Griffiths
LL 4 Jack Delaforce Substituted off 41
TP 3 Jack Parfitt Substituted off 40
HK 2 Lachlan Chubb Substituted off 54
LP 1 Ben Higgins Substituted off 47
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie Tsang Substituted in 54
PR 17 Adam Fullgrabe Substituted in 47
PR 18 Alex Ng Wai-Shing Substituted in 40
LK 19 Nick Hewson Substituted in 41
N8 20 Tony Wong Ho Yeung Substituted in 61
SH 21 Lee Jones Substituted in 56
CE 22 Adam Rolston Substituted in 61
FH 23 Niall Rowark Substituted in 53
Coach:
Wales Leigh Jones

Week 6[edit]

4 June 2016
16:30 HKT (UTC+8)
Hong Kong  41-15  South Korea
Try: B. Rimene 11' c
T. Fenn 30' c
Ryan Meacheam 40' c, 48' c
J. Robinson 80' c
Con: B. Rimene (5/5) 12', 30', 40+1', 49', 80'
Pen: B. Rimene (2/2) 22', 70'
Asian Rugby Report
HKRU Report
Try: Lee Soop Yeong 6' c
Kim Min Kyu 26' m
Con: Lee Soop Yeong (1/2) 7'
Pen: Lee Soop Yeong (1/1) 36'
FB 15 Lee Jae Bok
RW 14 Lim Sang Jin
OC 13 Kim Seon Gu
IC 12 Kim Sung Soo
LW 11 Lee Soop Yeong
FH 10 Jung Bu Hyon
SH 9 Shin Ki Cheol
N8 8 Son Min Su
OF 7 Kim Hyun Soo
BF 6 Shin Da Hyeon
RL 5 Kim Sang Jin
LL 4 Youn Kwon Woo
TP 3 Shin Dong Won (c)
HK 2 Kim Min Kyu
LP 1 Kang Tae Hyeon
Coach:
New Zealand John Walters
FB 15 Alexander McQueen
RW 14 Ryan Meacheam
OC 13 James Robinson
IC 12 Tyler Spitz
LW 11 Salom Yiu Kam Shing
FH 10 Benjamin Rimene
SH 9 Jamie Hood
N8 8 Daniel Falvey
OF 7 Toby Fenn
BF 6 Nicholas Hewson (c)
RL 5 Paul Dywer
LL 4 Adrian Griffiths
TP 3 Jack Parfitt
HK 2 Lachlan Chubb
LP 1 Benjamin Higgins
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie Tsang
PR 17 Adam Fullgrade
PR 18 Alex Ng Wai Shing
LK 19 Finlay Field
N8 20 James Cunningham
SH 21 Cado Lee Ka-to
CE 22 Lex Kaleca Temporarily suspended from 63' to 73' 63' to 73'
FH 23 Niall Rowark
Coach:
Wales Leigh Jones

Top 3 Challenge[edit]

Division 1 winners, Malaysia did not choose to participate in the promotion-relegation play-off. Meaning the composition of next series of the tournament remains the same.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Idris, Wan Noriza Meor (16 May 2016). "Find us a home, plead MRU". Malay Mail Online. Retrieved 16 May 2016.