The third and final round in this year’s Asia Rugby Sevens Series in Sri Lanka will be streamed live on Asia Rugby’s Facebook page.
With both the men’s and women’s competitions culminating this weekend in Sri Lanka there is a buzz around the sport following the recent Asian Games where Japan women and Hong Kong men made history.
Japan have won all Cups on offer, winning both the men’s and women’s competition in Hong Kong and Korea.
Kazakhstan finished second in the women’s competition in Korea ahead of China who finished second in Hong Kong. In the men’s competition Hong Kong finished second in both competitions with Sri Lanka finishing third in Hong Kong and China in Korea.
All matches will be available online with fans able to tune in on Facebook to watch as eight men’s and eight women’s teams compete for the title this weekend.
Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, China, Japan and Korea compete in both competitions while Kazakhstan, Singapore and Thailand make up the women’s eight and the Philippines, Chinese Taipei and Malaysia complete the line up for the men.
This year the women’s series will have extra meaning as the highest ranked side except for China (currently Japan) will qualify to compete in the Kitakyushu Sevens.
Additionally, the three highest ranked sides except for China (currently Japan, Kazakhstan and Hong Kong) will get a chance to qualify for the World Rugby Women’s Series in the Hong Kong qualifier.
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This weekend’s tournament in Sri Lanka begins with Asian Games silver medalists China taking on Thailand at 13:30 local time in the women’s competition. The first men’s game sees Korea take on the Philippines at 14:58.
Sri Lanka 2018 will be streamed live on Asia Rugby’s Facebook page.