Asian Sevens Series

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Asian Sevens Series
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2009
No. of teams 12
Most recent champion(s)  Hong Kong (2014)
Most titles  Japan (3 titles)

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


Tournaments that have featured in the Asian Sevens Series include:

Host union 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015*
Brunei Brunei Brunei
China China Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Beijing Shanghai
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong
India India Goa Mumbai Mumbai
Iran Iran Kish Island
Malaysia Malaysia Borneo Borneo Borneo Borneo Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur
Philippines Philippines Subic
Singapore Singapore Singapore
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Colombo Colombo
Thailand Thailand Bangkok Bang Saen Bangkok
No. of Ranking events 2 2 2 3 4 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]

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.

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