The China Women’s Sevens side impressively beat South Africa 31-14 in the final of the Hong Kong Sevens to successfully qualify for next season’s World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.
A hat-trick from Keyi Chen ended an impressive two days of rugby from the Chinese women’s sevens side, with Wanyu Wang adding icing to a very clinical cake.
“It feels very good, we are so happy because we worked so hard. I just let myself go out there,” said hat-trick hero Chen.
It was a strong performance from the Chinese from start to finish, winning all three of their pool matches on day one, before three further wins in the knock-outs.
In the semi-finals they confidently brushed Belgium aside. The Belgian side conceded just one try on day one but China scored four tries in the 22-5 win through Min Yang, Xiaoming Yu, Keyi and Wang.
In the quarter-finals China beat Papua New Guinea 31-10, scoring five tries in the process including two from the influential Yu.
Their performance at the tournament not only saw them lift the trophy and qualify for the series, following Japan doing the same 12 months ago, they also qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in the process.
China have beaten South Africa 31-14 in Hong Kong, and have qualified for the 2019 HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series as a core team! #HK7s pic.twitter.com/cxKv7Be50H
— World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) April 6, 2018