Japan, the Philippines and hosts Hong Kong won both of their two pool matches on day one of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series.
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This weekend’s event is the first of three rounds in this year’s competition for both the men and the women and it got off to an enthralling start.
Asian gold medalists and hosts Hong Kong scored 108 unanswered points on day as they beat Malaysia and Korea 54-0 and 59-0 respectively with Liam Herbert and Max Woodward scoring three tries on the day.
Silver medalists Japan opened their account with a 27-0 win over Chinese Taipei before beating Sri Lanka 21-0 to maintain their 100% record.
Ryan Howe stole the headlines as he went the full length of the pitch to secure a 12-7 win for the Philippines over Asian Games bronze medallists Korea before scoring two tries in their 26-10 win over Malaysia.
Elsewhere Chinese Taipei recorded a dramatic win over China for their first win of the day, Wei-Chiang Sun snatching a 19-15 win in the final play of the match with his second try of the day.
Day two sees the climax of the pool stages before the semi finals and final in round one of three in the Asia Rugby Sevens Series.
All matches can be streamed live on Asia Rugby’s Facebook page.
Sri Lanka 31-0 China
Japan 27-0 Chinese Taipei
China 15-19 Chinese Taipei
Japan 21-0 Sri Lanka
Korea 7-12 Philippines
Hong Kong 54-0 Malaysia
Hong Kong 59–0 Korea
Philippines 26-10 Malaysia