This weekend the all-important Asia Rugby Championship Top 3 finale takes place.
Korea travel to Hong Kong for a top of the table clash in Rugby World Cup qualification and the match will be streamed live on Asia Rugby’s Facebook page.
Although Hong Kong are in the driving seat and know any win will guarantee they face the Cook Islands in the next phase of RWC qualification, Korea are still very much in the hunt.
The last time the two sides met Hong Kong won 30-21 in Incheon but if Korea win with a bonus point and deny Hong Kong one, they will win this year’s title and a first Asian title since 2002.
Fans around the world will be able to watch Hong Kong’s match with Korea at the Hong Kong Football Club live on Asia Rugby’s Facebook channel, with the match kicking off at 16:00 local time.
Although Hong Kong captain James Cunningham is looking no further than the match this weekend, he is aware of what it would mean for Hong Kong to qualify for the first-ever Rugby World Cup in Asia.
“It would be massive,” said Cunningham.
“Everyone knows what Japan did at the last Rugby World Cup, so it is a chance to show the world that rugby in Asia is improving and growing.
“Having two teams there will not only inspire more to get involved, it will also grow the interest in the sport within the Asian population.
“On top of this, Hong Kong rugby has invested a lot into the development of our juniors within Hong Kong, so this will help strengthen the efforts put in there.”
Hong Kong and Korea
#ARC2018 >>>Fixtures and Results
You can stream the match here: http://bit.ly/ARC-Live
KO time is 4:00 PM (+8GMT)
As well as the live stream, preview interviews with both teams and footage from the captain’s runs will be made available ahead of the match, with highlights posted shortly after.
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