2016 Asia Rugby Championship division tournaments

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2016 Asia Rugby Championship division tournaments
Tournament statistics
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The 2016 Asia Rugby Championship division tournaments refers to the divisions played within the annual international rugby union tournament for the Asian region. The Asia Rugby Championship (ARC) replaced the Asian Five Nations tournament in 2015. The main tournament is now contested by the top three teams in Asia.[1][2] The other national teams in Asia compete in three divisions.

Teams[edit]

The teams involved in the division tournaments, with their world rankings prior to the competition in brackets:

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

East e

West

West-Central

Notes[edit]

^a Singapore was promoted to Division 1 prior to the scheduled start of competition to replace Kazakhstan, who withdrew from the tournament.

^b Thailand was promoted to Division 2 prior to the scheduled start of competition to replace the Singapore team promoted to Division 1.

^d Syria withdrew from Division 3 West prior to the scheduled start of competition and was replaced by the United Arab Emirates development side, the Shaheen.

^e Brunei and China withdrew from Division 3 East shortly before the competition and the division was reduced to a single match

Division 1[edit]

2016 Asia Rugby Championship Division 1
Tournament details
Host nation  Malaysia
Date 8 – 14 May 2016
Countries 4
Final positions
Champions  Malaysia
Relegated  Singapore
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Tries scored 40 (6.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Malaysia Mohamad Syarif Saiful Aazwan Bin Sudin (35)

The Division 1 tournament was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All times are Malaysia Time (UTC+8)

Malaysia won the Division 1 tournament giving them a promotion chance by playing a match against the third placers of the main tournament in a playoff dubbed as the Top 3 challenge. Malaysia did not choose to participate and will remain in Division 1 in the next edition.[3]

Table[edit]

Key to colours
Champions
Relegated
Pos Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Difference
1  Malaysia 3 2 1 0 92 45 +47 3 11
2  Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 75 80 -5 1 9
3  Philippines 3 1 2 0 60 63 -3 3 7
4  Singapore 3 1 2 0 68 97 -39 1 5
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]

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

Division 2[edit]

2016 Asia Rugby Championship Division 2
Tournament details
Host nation  Uzbekistan
Date 18–21 May 2016
Countries 4
Final positions
Champions  United Arab Emirates
Relegated  Uzbekistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Tries scored 33 (8.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) United Arab Emirates Charles Sargent (35)

The Division 2 tournament was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.[1] All times are Uzbekistan Time (UTC+5)

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
18 May 2016
 
 
 Thailand25
 
21 May 2016
 
 Guam16
 
 Thailand18
 
18 May 2016
 
 United Arab Emirates70
 
 United Arab Emirates65
 
 
 Uzbekistan13
 
Third place play-off
 
 
21 May 2016 2015
 
 
 Guam23
 
 
 Uzbekistan22

Fixtures[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

3rd Place Final[edit]

Final[edit]

Division 3 West[edit]

2016 Asia Rugby Championship Division 3 West
Tournament details
Host nation  Jordan
Date 26 – 29 April 2016
Countries 3
Final positions
Champions  Jordan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 2
Tries scored 17 (8.5 per match)

The Division 3 West tournament will be held in Amman, Jordan. All times are Arabia Standard Time (UTC+3).

Syria were originally scheduled to compete, but withdrew early in the year. They were replaced by the UAE's developmental side, the Shaheen.[5]

Table[edit]

Pos Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Difference
1  Jordan 2 2 0 0 84 25 +59 2 10
2 United Arab Emirates UAE Shaheen 1 0 1 0 12 41 -29 0 0
3  Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 13 43 -30 0 0
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]

Division 3 West-Central[edit]

2016 Asia Rugby Championship Division 3 West-Central
Tournament details
Host nation  Qatar
Date 16 – 22 April 2016
Countries 3
Final positions
Champions  Qatar
Tournament statistics
Matches played 3
Tries scored 19 (6.33 per match)
Top scorer(s) Lebanon Karim Jammal (25)

The Division 3 West-Central tournament will be held in Doha, Qatar. All times are Arabia Standard Time (UTC+3).

Table[edit]

Pos Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Difference
1  Qatar 2 2 0 0 60 31 +29 2 10
2  Lebanon 2 1 1 0 53 37 +16 2 6
3  Iran 2 0 2 0 24 69 -55 0 0
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]

Division 3 East[edit]

2016 Asia Rugby Championship Division 3 East
Tournament details
Host nation  Thailand
Date 5 November 2016
Countries 2
Tournament statistics
Matches played 1

The Division 3 East tournament will be held at Queen Sirikit Stadium in Khlong Luang District, Thailand. All times are Indochina Time (UTC+7).

With the withdrawal of Brunei and China, Division III East became a one-off final between Laos and Indonesia[6]

Fixtures[edit]

Final[edit]

5 November 2016
15:45
Indonesia  12-48  Laos
Try: Ian Atkinson
Stephen Field
Con: Justin Field
report Try: William Luangrath 17', 22', 40', 41'
Phetthanousone Chittaphong 27'
Thanongsone Xaysongkham 32', 51'
Phouphet Chaluenesouk 80'
Con: Anousith Chaluenesouk 28', 41', 51', 80'

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  2. ^ http://asiarugby.com/results-4/ARC/2016-1
  3. ^ Idris, Wan Noriza Meor (16 May 2016). "Find us a home, plead MRU". Malay Mail Online. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.themalaymailonline.com/sports/article/find-us-a-home-plead-mru
  5. ^ http://uaerugby.ae/NewsDetail.aspx?id=IvpHGZXAbmc+ps5LzZRY2A==
  6. ^ http://asiarugby.com/news/2016/11/laos-crowned-asia-rugby-division-3-east-champions-after-thumping-win-over-indonesia