Which Women’s and Men’s Teams Will Rule Rugby Sevens in Asia in 2022?
Excitement Builds as Asia Rugby Sevens Series Opener Looms, Thailand 7s
As rugby on the continent returns to play full-time post-pandemic, excitement is building as both the Women’s and Men’s Asia Rugby Sevens Series — ARSS 2022 — are ready for take-off, shaping up in an exciting three-leg format.
Asia’s premier Sevens competition kicks off with the Thailand 7s in Bangkok, Thailand on 22nd October 2022. The second and third legs, comprised of the Korea 7s and the UAE 7s, are both slated for November, the 12th and 13th, and 26th and 27th, respectively.
All three Sevens tournaments will be streamed live in their entirety on Asia Rugby’s Facebook page and YouTube channel; fans will get to watch all the action in real-time as the top men’s and women’s national squads compete for the title of Asia’s best sevens team.
Japan, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, and Malaysia will contest both competitions, while Thailand and Kazakhstan will compete in only the women’s, and UAE in only the men’s, competitions.
Sri Lanka Rugby currently remains suspended. Consequently, neither the country’s men’s nor women’s teams will be able to participate in the Series till the suspension has been lifted.
The tournament in Bangkok gets underway with the men’s competition: China faces off against UAE in the opening fixture in what promises to be a thrilling start to a weekend full of spectacular rugby sevens action.
Asia Rugby Men’s Sevens Series- Thailand 7s
Based on the 2021 rankings, in Pool A, reigning champions Hong Kong will be joined by China, UAE and the Philippines; in Pool B , 2021 runners-up South Korea will compete against Japan and Malaysia.
Fixtures and Results: Men’s
Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Series- Thailand 7s
In the women’s competition, defending champions Japan will be joined by Kazakhstan, Philippines and host Thailand are in Pool A; China, runners-up in 2021, will contest Pool B with Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Fixtures and Results: Women’s
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