Jessica Eden scored two first-half tries to help Hong Kong to a 29-7 victory over Thailand in the final of the Asia Rugby U20 Women’s Sevens.
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Florence Symonds also continued her fine form across the weekend adding her sixth try of the tournament in the second half. Sarah Lucas added Hong Kong’s fourth try but there was still time for Suttuda Gerdlab to score one of the tries of the weekend for Thailand.
Yee Kei Cherly So added Hong Kong’s fifth with the last play of the match.
The victory ensured Hong Kong maintained a perfect record across the two-day competition having won all four of their pool matches against Laos, Singapore, India and Thailand.
The win was made all the more impressive with their defensive record, conceding just the one try in their five matches, against hosts Laos on day one.
India finished third in the competition, beating Sinapore 26-12. Lachmi Oraon opened the scoring in the third place play-off with a penalty try before Sweety Kumari once again showed her impressive speed to increase India’s lead.
Kumari, with her seventh try of the weekend, and Sandhya Rai confirmed the victory with further tries in the second half.
Earlier Hong Kong beat Thailand 7-0 in their final pool match to finish top of the pool, with Florence Symonds scoring her fifth try of the weekend.
Parbati Kisku showed great pace to give India a first win of the day over Singapore for them to finish third in the pool. Nayak and Kumari’s fifth tries of the weekend also added to India’s victory.
With four defeats across the weekend, hosts Laos finished fifth overall.
Asia Rugby u20 Women’s Sevens 2019
1. Hong Kong