Mongolia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand will compete to claim the 2019 Asia Rugby Men’s Sevens Trophy on day two in Jakarta.
The four sides maintained 100% records on day one but with just one place available on next season’s Men’s Sevens Series the competition will heat up on Sunday.
Mongolia, competing in their first-ever Asia Rugby Sevens competition impressed with 19-0 and 19-12 victories against Uzbekistan and Indonesia. They will face Malaysia before Thailand take on Singapore.
Malaysia beat Laos twice, 36-0 and 56-0 with Amalul Hazim Nasarrudin scoring four tries in the two matches, while Thailand recorded 28-5 and 20-5 victories against Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Singapore completed the final four adding a 50-0 win over Brunei thanks to two tries from Marah Hoessein and Edward Carne to an earlier 27-12 win against India.
India’s Prince Khatri ended the day as the top try scorer with five tries, as India beat Brunei 33-7 before a 27-12 defeat to Singapore.
Despite a 19-12 loss to Mongolia, hosts Indonesia bounced back to the delight of the home crowd. In their second pool match they proved too strong for Uzbekistan with a 35-5 victory and they will now compete in the Plate competition.
In the Women’s Sevens Trophy, hosts Indonesia, India and the Philippines will battle it out for promotion to the Women’s Sevens Series as they compete in a round-robin on day two.