Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2018
China booked the Women’s World series qualifications for 2018/2019 when they outclassed South African outfit in the final at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2018 which kicked off at the Hong Kong Stadium in Causeway Bay yesterday. This was the 42nd year of the tournament which was initiated in 1976 where Sri Lanka too participated in that event.
The men’s segment of the World Series qualification encounter too took place at the same venue yesterday with the remaining games to be worked off today. Asian champions, Japan and Number 2 and hosts Hong Kong are in this event. Winner of this event will get qualification for the World series in 2018/2019.
In the main event all ranked teams got through day 1 other than Australia who were beaten by Spain 17/12 in a last minute try by the Spanish outfit. Three times champions at HK Sevens, Fiji handed off Samoa in the last game of the day while New Zealand too made their mark with an easy 36/5 win over Russia.
World series Men’s and World Series will take place today and tomorrow.
World series qualifiers (Women’s)
China beat Papua New Guinea 31/10, Belgium beat Brazil 17/12, South Africa beat Wales 31/0, Kenya beat Papua New Guinea 17/5
China beat Belgium 22/5, South Africa beat Kenya 12/7
China beat South Africa 24/7
World series qualifiers (Men’s)
Uruguay beat Jamaica 22/5, Ireland beat Cook Islands 41/5, Uganda beat Chile 14/10, Japan beat Georgia 21/10, Germany beat Hong Kong 14/12, Zimbabwe beat Papua New Guinea 17/10, Ireland beat Jamaica 38/0, Uganda beat Georgia 26/10, Chile beat Japan 19/10, Germany beat Zimbabwe 27/7, PNG beat Hong Kong 22/21
Argentina beat Wales 31/10, USA drew with France 24/24, Scotland beat England 22/19, South Africa beat South Korea 45/0, Spain beat Australia 17/12, Kenya beat Canada 33/10, New Zealand beat Russia 36/5, Fiji beat Samoa 31/12 (SJ)