Asia Rugby Women's Championship

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Asia Rugby Women's Championship
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2006
Countries  China
 Hong Kong
 Japan
 Kazakhstan
 Kyrgyzstan
 Laos
 Philippines
 Singapore
 Thailand
 Uzbekistan
Most recent
champion(s)
 Japan (2016)

Although there had been women's 7-a-side tournaments in Asia since at least 2000, it was not until 2006 that the first recorded Asian rugby championship for female 15-a-side teams, organised by the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU), took place. China were the hosts, and winners of the tournament.

2006 (Kunming, China)[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

[592]
2006-11-17 China  53-11  Thailand Kunming [1/3/1]
[593]
2006-11-17 Hong Kong  12-0  Singapore Kunming [6/1/1]

3rd/4th place[edit]

[595]
2006-11-19 Thailand  20-0  Singapore Kunming [4/2/1]

Final[edit]

[596]
2006-11-19 China  31-7  Hong Kong Kunming [2/7/1]

2007 (Kunming, China)[edit]

IRB tournament report

Semi-finals[edit]

[648]
2007-11-02 China  39-6  Singapore Kunming [3/3/1]
[649]
2007-11-02 Japan  6-10  Kazakhstan Kunming [20/38/2]

3rd/4th place[edit]

[650]
2007-11-04 Japan  20-7  Singapore Kunming [21/4/1]

Final[edit]

[651]
2007-11-04 China  5-34  Kazakhstan Kunming [4/39/1]

2008 (Taraz, Kazakhstan)[edit]

First round[edit]

[703]
2008-06-03 Kyrgyzstan  0-38  Singapore Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [1/5/1]
[704]
2008-06-03 Hong Kong  6-8  Uzbekistan Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [8/1/1]

Semi-finals[edit]

[705]
2008-06-05 Kazakhstan  64-3  Uzbekistan Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [40/2/1]
[706]
2008-06-05 Japan  17-10  Singapore Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [22/6/2]

5th/6th[edit]

[707]
2008-06-07 Hong Kong  49-0  Kyrgyzstan Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [9/2/1]

3rd/4th[edit]

[708]
2008-06-07 Singapore  0-15  Uzbekistan Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [7/2/1]

Final[edit]

[709]
2008-06-07 Kazakhstan  39-3  Japan Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [41/23/3]

2010[edit]

Some sources [2] suggest that the following game was the ARFU Division 1 XV Championship:

[825]
2010-05-22 Japan  17-0  Hong Kong Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo [27/15/5]

A development tournament was also organised by ARFU. The games were 40 minutes long and were not test matches.

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1  Laos 2 1 1 0 17 10 7 4
2  Philippines 2 1 1 0 10 5 5 4
3  Thailand 2 0 0 2 5 17 -12 2
[-]
2010-10-17 Laos  12-5[1]  Thailand Sikuet, Laos [-/-/-]
[-]
2010-10-17 Thailand  0-5[1]  Philippines Sikuet, Laos [-/-/-]
[-]
2010-10-17 Laos  5-5[1]  Philippines Sikuet, Laos [-/-/-]

2011 Asian Division II Championship (Vientiane, Laos)[edit]

This was an official tournament for "developing" teams. There was no Division I tournament. The games were played in Vientiane, Laos, over three days. All games were 60 minutes in length.[2]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1  China 3 3 0 0 140 0 140 9
2  Thailand 3 2 0 1 77 38 39 7
3  Philippines 3 1 0 2 20 87 -67 5
4  Laos 3 0 0 3 12 124 -112 3
[911]
2011-11-24 Laos  0-38  Thailand Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos [1/5/1]
[912]
2011-11-24 China  36-0  Philippines Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos [5/1/1]
[913]
2011-11-25 Thailand  39-0  Philippines Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos [6/2/1]
[914]
2011-11-25 Laos  0-66  China Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos [2/6/1]
[915]
2011-11-26 Laos  12-20  Philippines Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos [3/3/1]
[916]
2011-11-26 China  38-0  Thailand Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos [7/7/2]

2012 Asian Division II Championship (Manilla, Philippines)[edit]

This was an official tournament for "developing" teams.

Semi-finals

[948]
2012-06-14 Laos  0-74  Singapore Manila, Philippines [4/15/1]
[949]
2012-06-14 Philippines  14-50  Thailand Manila, Philippines [4/8/2]

Third place

[950]
2012-06-16 Philippines  55-0  Laos Manila, Philippines [5/5/2]

Final

[951]
2012-06-16 Singapore  21-19  Thailand Manila, Philippines [16/9/2]

2012 Asian Four Nations Championship (Kunshan, China)[edit]

The "Division I" Championship.

Semi-finals

[952]
2012-07-05 Japan  41-17  Hong Kong Kunshan, China [30/20/8]
[953]
2012-07-05 Kazakhstan  51-0  China Kunshan, China [52/8/2]

Third place

[954]
2012-07-07 China  3-27  Hong Kong Kunshan, China [9/21/2]

Final

[955]
2012-07-07 Japan  8-17  Kazakhstan Kunshan, China [31/53/25]

2013 Asian Four Nations Championship (Almaty, Kazakhstan)[edit]

Semi-finals

[1011]
2013-09-04 Japan  82 - 0  Hong Kong Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan [32/22/9]
[1012]
2013-09-04 Kazakhstan  91 - 7  Singapore Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan [54/19/1]

Third place

[1013]
2013-09-07 Singapore  17-15  Hong Kong Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan [20/23/10]

Final

[1014]
2013-09-07 Kazakhstan  25-23  Japan Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan [55/33/26]

2014 Asian Four Nations Championship (Hong Kong)[edit]

For 2014, the tournament is returning to a round robin format.[3]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1  Kazakhstan 3 3 0 0 130 27 +103 14
2  Hong Kong 3 2 0 1 78 32 +46 10
3  Japan 3 1 0 2 68 69 -1 6
4  Singapore 3 0 0 3 10 158 -148 0
[1040]
2014-05-18 Japan  37-5  Singapore Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [34/22/4]
[1041]
2014-05-18 Hong Kong  10-13  Kazakhstan Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [27/54/2]
[1042]
2014-05-21 Kazakhstan  68-0[4]  Singapore Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [55/23/2]
[1043]
2014-05-21 Hong Kong  15-14[4]  Japan Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [28/35/10]
[1044]
2014-05-24 Hong Kong  53-5  Singapore Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [29/24/10]
[1045]
2014-05-24 Kazakhstan  49-17  Japan Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [56/36/5]

2015 Asian Rugby Championship[edit]

[1108]
2015-04-25 Kazakhstan  40-0  Hong Kong Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan [64/28/3]
[1109]
2015-05-09 Japan  27-12  Kazakhstan Level-5 Stadium, Fukuoka [37/65/8]
[1110]
2015-05-23 Hong Kong  12-27  Japan Aberdeen Sports Ground, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [29/38/10]

2016 Asian Rugby Championship[edit]

This tournament doubled as the qualification to the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, which is why Fiji (by virtue of winning the 2016 Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship) is attending. The top two teams directly qualify to the World Cup.

[1173]
2016-12-09 Hong Kong  45–7  Fiji Hong Kong [32/4/1]
[1174]
2016-12-13 Japan  55–0  Fiji Hong Kong [39/5/1]
[1175]
2016-12-17 Hong Kong  8–20  Japan Hong Kong [33/40/11]

Ranking[edit]

Team Winner Runner up 3rd place 4th place
 Kazakhstan 5 (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014) 1 (2015) - -
 Japan 3 (2010*, 2015, 2016) 5 (2008, 2012, 2013) 2 (2007, 2014) -
 China 2 (2006, 2011*) 1 (2007) - 1 (2012)
 Hong Kong 4 (2006, 2010*, 2014, 2016) 2 (2012, 2015) 1 (2013)
 Thailand 1 (2011*) 1 (2006) -
 Singapore - 1 (2013) 4 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2014)
 Uzbekistan - 1 (2008) -
 Philippines - 1 (2011*) -
 Laos - - 1 (2011*)

*Some sources suggest that the following game was the ARFU Division 1 XV Championship.
**This was an official tournament for "developing" teams. There was no Division I tournament. The games were played in Vientiane, Laos, over three days. All games were 60 minutes in length.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Training match
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Rugby: Hong Kong to host Asian Women's Four Nations". Sport Asia. 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Hong Kong Women beat Japan in Round II of the Asian Women's Rugby Championship". HKRFU. 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2014-05-21.