Asian Sevens Series

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Asian Sevens Series
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017 Asia Rugby Sevens Series
Asian Sevens Series logo.png
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2009
No. of teams 12
Most recent
 Hong Kong (2016)
Most titles  Japan (4 titles)

The Asian Seven Series is an annual series of regional rugby sevens tournaments run by Asia Rugby featuring national sevens teams. It has been held regularly since 2009 to determine Asia's best men's national team in the sport of rugby sevens.


The first season of the competition began in 2009 with two events happening in Shanghai and Borneo. In the first season, Japan took out the trophy after taking out the Borneo Sevens and finishing runner up in Shanghai.


Tournaments that have featured in the Asian Sevens Series include:

Host union 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015* 2016
Brunei Brunei Brunei
China China Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Beijing Shanghai
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong
India India Goa Mumbai Mumbai
Iran Iran Kish Island
South Korea Korea Seoul
Malaysia Malaysia Borneo Borneo Borneo Borneo Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur
Philippines Philippines Subic
Singapore Singapore Singapore
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Colombo Colombo Colombo
Thailand Thailand Bangkok Bang Saen Bangkok
Ranking events 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 3


Bold denotes tournaments that are ranking events counting towards the annual series championship.

^* It was originally planned to use the 2015 Asian Sevens Series as the qualifier for the 2016 Olympics but the series clashed with the 2015 Rugby World Cup hosted in England so a separate Asian Olympic qualifying tournament was held with the final stage hosted in Hong Kong.[1]


Year Winner Refs
2009  Japan [2]
2010  South Korea [3][4]
2011  Japan [5]
2012  Hong Kong [6]
2013  Japan [7]
2014  Hong Kong [8]
2015  Japan [9]
2016  Hong Kong

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boost for Hong Kong rugby’s Olympics hopes as city to host Asian qualifiers for Rio
  2. ^ Japan win Borneo Sevens to top Asian Rugby Sevens Series table for 2009. ARFU. 1 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Korea retain Shanghai Sevens crown". Ultimate Rugby 7s. 6 September 2010. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Borneo 7s: Hong Kong Win Thrilling Final". Asia Rugby. 31 October 2010. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Japan crowned Asian Number one after winning Borneo Sevens. Asian 5 Nations. 2011.
  6. ^ Hong Kong win Mumbai 7s to take Asian Series. Ultimate Rugby 7s. 15 October 2012.
  7. ^ Japan beat Hong Kong in Singapore final to seal Asian Rugby Sevens Series title. Ultimate Rugby 7s. 11 November 2013.
  8. ^ Rugby: Hong Kong bag Beijing leg to secure Asian Sevens Series. Sport Asia. 19 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Japan secure double delight with victories in Colombo on Asian Sevens Series". Ultimate Rugby 7s. 12 October 2015. Archived from the original on 9 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 

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