Korea will line up against the elite sevens sides this weekend as the Hong Kong Sevens swings into action.
For the third year running, Korea will compete in the main competition in Hong Kong, while Japan and Hong Kong attempt to qualify in the men’s qualifier.
Despite having not recorded a win in the last two years, Korea have been utilising the experience of playing alongside the best teams in the world to build their experience and become more competitive in the Asian Sevens Series.
“The three teams we are drawn against – Scotland, England and South Africa – are very strong teams,” said captain Lee Jaebok.
“However, just like this year’s Asia Rugby Championship 15s series, I won’t be thinking about the strength of the other teams, but rather putting in my best effort and hopefully getting the best results and growth for our team that I can.”
Last year Korea finished third in the Asia Rugby Sevens Series, and won their home tournament beating Japan 17-12 in the final.
They finished third and fourth at the Hong Kong and Sri Lanka Sevens respectively, and with the Asian Games on the horizon later this year, Jaebok will be looking for his side to put in some good performances this weekend.
“I’m looking forward to this tournament, and we will do our best to put in some good performances and hopefully the results will follow.”