The final squads for the men’s qualifier at the Hong Kong Sevens have been named.
Both Hong Kong and the Philippines will represent Asia in the men’s competition and have named strong sides for the competition.
Max Woodward captains a Hong Kong side with many experienced players ahead of their home tournament including the likes of Jamie Hood and Yiu Kam Shing.
There are also a number of players who were part of the Rugby World Cup qualifier campaign at the end of 2018 such as Jack Neville.
For the Philippines, it will be their first Hong Kong Sevens since 2012 and they are captained by Danny Matthews.
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Hosts Hong Kong and the Philippines will start their campaigns against each other before further pool matches against Zimbabwe and Tonga.
With a spot on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series up for grabs the competition will be hotly contested and both Asian sides will be looking to follow in Japan men and China women who won their respective qualification tournaments in 2018.
With a busy year including an ever-increasingly competitive Asia Rugby Sevens Series and an Olympic Games qualification tournament in Korea in November to look ahead to, both sides will be eager to showcase their talent to the world.
HONG KONG: Max Woodward (captain), Michael Coverdale, Sebastian Brien, Raef Morrison, Lee Jones, Cado Lee, Russell Webb, Jamie Hood, Alex McQueen, Jack Neville, Yiu Kam Shing, Tom McQueen
PHILIPPINES: Danny Matthews (captain), Clifford Dawson, Vincent Young, Timothy Bweheni, Timothy Berry, Jonico Hardwick, Patrice Olivier, Donald Coleman, Ryan Howe, Justin Coveney, Robert Fogerty, Mark Roberts