2017 Asia Rugby Sevens Series

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2017 Asia Rugby Sevens Series
Host nations Qatar (Trophy)
 Hong Kong
 South Korea
 Sri Lanka
Date17 February - 14 October
2016
2018

The 2017 Asia Rugby Sevens Series is the tenth edition of Asia's continental sevens tournament. The lower-tier Trophy tournament hosted in Qatar[1] served as a qualifier, with the top team qualifying for the main series hosted in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Sri Lanka.

The top two teams that are not already core teams on the Sevens World Series will earn qualification to the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens for a chance to earn core team status for the following World Series.

In addition, the 2017 edition of the Asian series serves as qualification to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, with the top two teams qualifying.[2]

Teams[edit]

Trophy[edit]

The men's Trophy was held 3–4 March at Aspire Rugby Football Centre, Doha, Qatar.[3]

Group Stage

Pool A

Legend
Advances to Cup Quarter-Finals
Advances to 9th-11th Place Round-Robin
Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Singapore 2 2 0 0 50 20 +30 6
 Pakistan 2 1 0 1 29 45 -16 4
 Jordan 2 0 0 2 34 48 -14 2
3 Mar
13:30
Pakistan  24-19  Jordan

3 Mar
16:15
Singapore  24-5  Jordan

3 Mar
18:30
Singapore  26-5  Pakistan

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Philippines 2 2 0 0 93 5 +88 6
 Qatar 2 1 0 1 58 26 +32 4
   Nepal 2 0 0 2 0 120 -120 2
3 Mar
13:52
Qatar  53-0    Nepal

3 Mar
16:37
Philippines  67-0    Nepal

3 Mar
18:52
Philippines  26-5  Qatar

Pool C

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 64 12 +52 6
 India 2 0 0 2 12 64 -52 2
3 Mar
16:59
United Arab Emirates  19-12  India

3 Mar
19:14
United Arab Emirates  45-0  India

Pool D

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Thailand 2 2 0 0 60 0 +60 6
 Iran 2 1 0 1 33 36 -3 4
 Bangladesh 2 0 0 2 5 62 -57 2
3 Mar
14:14
Iran  33-5  Bangladesh

3 Mar
17:21
Thailand  29-0  Bangladesh

3 Mar
19:36
Thailand  31-0  Iran

Knockout Stage

9th-11th Place

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Jordan 2 2 0 0 88 12 +76 6
 Bangladesh 2 1 0 1 67 24 +43 4
   Nepal 2 0 0 2 0 119 -119 2
4 Mar
13:00
Jordan  64-0    Nepal

4 Mar
15:38
Nepal    0-55  Bangladesh

4 Mar
17:50
Jordan  24-12  Bangladesh

5th-8th Place

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
4 Mar - 13:22
 
 
 Philippines 42
 
4 Mar - 16:00
 
 Iran 0
 
 Iran 17
 
4 Mar - 13:44
 
 India 5
 
 Singapore 19
 
4 Mar - 18:34
 
 India 7
 
 Iran 10
 
4 Mar - 14:06
 
 Qatar 24
 
 Qatar 5
 
4 Mar - 16:22
 
 Thailand 24
 
 Qatar 21
 
4 Mar - 14:28
 
 Pakistan 5 Seventh Place
 
 Pakistan 10
 
4 Mar - 18:12
 
 United Arab Emirates 24
 
 India 14
 
 
 Pakistan 12
 

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
4 Mar - 13:22
 
 
 Philippines 42
 
4 Mar - 16:44
 
 Iran 0
 
 Philippines 12
 
4 Mar - 13:44
 
 Singapore 10
 
 Singapore 19
 
4 Mar - 19:18
 
 India 7
 
 Philippines 41
 
4 Mar - 14:06
 
 Thailand 7
 
 Qatar 5
 
4 Mar - 17:06
 
 Thailand 24
 
 Thailand 19
 
4 Mar - 14:28
 
 United Arab Emirates 17 Third place
 
 Pakistan 10
 
4 Mar - 18:56
 
 United Arab Emirates 24
 
 Singapore 14
 
 
 United Arab Emirates 43
 

Final Standings

Legend
Promoted to the main series for 2017
Rank Team
1  Philippines
2  Thailand
3  United Arab Emirates
4  Singapore
5  Qatar
6  Iran
7  India
8  Pakistan
9  Jordan
10  Bangladesh
11    Nepal

Main Series[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Was held 1–2 September.[4] All matches were held at King's Park Sports Ground. All times are Hong Kong Time (UTC+8).

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  Japan 19–12  Hong Kong  South Korea
 China
Plate  Sri Lanka 32–19  Philippines  Malaysia
 Chinese Taipei

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Hong Kong 3 3 0 0 95 12 +83 9
 China 3 2 0 1 83 45 +38 7
 Philippines 3 1 0 2 43 60 −17 5
 Malaysia 3 0 0 3 14 118 −104 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Japan 3 3 0 0 104 15 +89 9
 South Korea 3 2 0 1 77 54 +23 7
 Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2 71 64 +7 5
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 3 14 133 −119 3

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
2 September 2017 12:00
 
 
 Philippines12
 
2 September 2017 15:22
 
 South Korea17
 
 South Korea17
 
2 September 2017 12:22
 
 Hong Kong22
 
 Hong Kong50
 
2 September 2017 18:16
 
 Chinese Taipei0
 
 Hong Kong12
 
2 September 2017 12:44
 
 Japan19
 
 Malaysia0
 
2 September 2017 15:44
 
 Japan44
 
 Japan40
 
2 September 2017 13:06
 
 China5 Third place
 
 China36
 
2 September 2017 17:54
 
 Sri Lanka12
 
 South Korea14
 
 
 China7
 

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2 September 2017 14:38
 
 
 Philippines29
 
2 September 2017 17:32
 
 Chinese Taipei5
 
 Philippines19
 
2 September 2017 15:00
 
 Sri Lanka32
 
 Malaysia0
 
 
 Sri Lanka45
 
Seventh Place
 
 
2 September 2017 17:10
 
 
 Chinese Taipei12
 
 
 Malaysia33

South Korea[edit]

Was held 23–24 September. All matches were held at Namdong Asiad Stadium in Incheon. All times are Korea Standard Time(UTC+9).

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  South Korea 17−12  Japan  Hong Kong
 China
Plate  Sri Lanka 41−7  Malaysia  Philippines
 Chinese Taipei

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Japan 3 3 0 0 137 12 +125 9
 China 3 1 1 1 57 71 −14 6
 Sri Lanka 3 1 1 1 57 97 −40 6
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 3 24 95 −71 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 103 36 +67 9
 Hong Kong 3 2 0 1 88 36 +52 7
 Malaysia 3 1 0 2 34 78 −44 5
 Philippines 3 0 0 3 10 85 −75 3

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
24 September 2017 11:28
 
 
 Sri Lanka7
 
24 September 2017 15:08
 
 Hong Kong31
 
 Hong Kong7
 
24 September 2017 11:50
 
 Japan19
 
 Japan34
 
24 September 2017 18:26
 
 Philippines5
 
 Japan12
 
24 September 2017 12:12
 
 South Korea17
 
 Chinese Taipei7
 
24 September 2017 15:30
 
 South Korea52
 
 South Korea33
 
24 September 2017 12:34
 
 China12 Third place
 
 China36
 
24 September 2017 17:42
 
 Malaysia10
 
 Hong Kong22
 
 
 China17
 

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
24 September 2017 14:20
 
 
 Sri Lanka42
 
24 September 2017 16:58
 
 Philippines0
 
 Sri Lanka41
 
24 September 2017 14:42
 
 Malaysia7
 
 Chinese Taipei21
 
 
 Malaysia26
 
Seventh Place
 
 
24 September 2017 16:36
 
 
 Philippines47
 
 
 Chinese Taipei5

Sri Lanka[edit]

Will be held 14–15 October. All matches will be held at Racecourse International Rugby Stadium in Colombo. All times are Sri Lanka Standard Time(UTC+5:30).

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  Hong Kong 19–14  Japan  Sri Lanka
 South Korea
Plate  Philippines 19–17  Malaysia  China
 Chinese Taipei

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 66 38 +28 9
 Sri Lanka 3 2 0 1 82 35 +47 7
 China 3 1 0 2 37 47 −10 5
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 3 14 79 −65 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Hong Kong 3 3 0 0 72 29 +43 9
 Japan 3 2 0 1 64 31 +33 7
 Malaysia 3 1 0 2 31 77 −46 5
 Philippines 3 0 0 3 39 69 −30 3

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
15 October 2017 − 11:28
 
 
 China12
 
15 October 2017 − 15:34
 
 Japan26
 
 Japan15
 
15 October 2017 − 11:50
 
 South Korea10
 
 South Korea17
 
15 October 2017 − 18:58
 
 Philippines12
 
 Japan14
 
15 October 2017 − 12:12
 
 Hong Kong19
 
 Chinese Taipei0
 
15 October 2017 − 15:56
 
 Hong Kong50
 
 Hong Kong26
 
15 October 2017 − 12:34
 
 Sri Lanka12 Third place
 
 Sri Lanka22
 
15 October 2017 − 18:14
 
 Malaysia5
 
 South Korea5
 
 
 Sri Lanka22
 

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
15 October 2017 − 14:20
 
 
 China10
 
15 October 2017 − 17:24
 
 Philippines26
 
 Philippines19
 
15 October 2017 − 14:42
 
 Malaysia17
 
 Chinese Taipei0
 
 
 Malaysia17
 
Seventh Place
 
 
15 October 2017 − 17:02
 
 
 China27
 
 
 Chinese Taipei7

Final Standings[edit]

Legend
Qualified to 2018 Hong Kong Sevens
and 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Relegated for 2018 Series
Rank Team Hong Kong[5] Korea Sri Lanka Points
1  Japan 12 10 10 32
2  Hong Kong 10 8 12 30
3  South Korea 8 12 7 27
4  Sri Lanka 5 5 8 18
5  China 7 7 2 16
6  Philippines 4 2 5 11
7  Malaysia 2 4 4 10
8  Chinese Taipei 1 1 1 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]