Second Win for Hong Kong in Asian Sevens Series

Rugby Union—Asian Sevens Series 2014
By Bill Cox
Bill Cox
Bill Cox
September 12, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

HONG KONG—Hong Kong put in another impressive performance in the ARFU Malaysian Sevens in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday Sept 7 to take their second consecutive win in leg-2 of this 3-leg ARFU Asian Sevens 2014 Series.

Final wins against Korea in Hong Kong and Japan in Malaysia puts spirits high to take Gold at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea at the end of September.

Hong Kong topped Pool-A wining their matches against Thailand 45-0 and Philippines 31-0.

In the Cup Quarter Finals Sri Lanka beat Malaysia 28-7, Hong Kong beat Singapore 49-0, South Korea beat China 21-17 and Japan beat Thailand 47-7.

In the Semi-final Hong Kong just edged Sri Lanka 10-7 in a tight defensive display to move into the Final. Japan won their Sem-final against South Korea 19-12 to move into the Final.

Hong Kong showed dominance in the Final taking advantage of two sin-bin offences by Japan to win 24-7.

Bill Cox