Japan Clinch Asia Rugby Women’s Championship 2023
– Japan wins record-equalling 5th ARWC title, earn the right to compete in the higher tier of the prestigious brand new World Rugby WXV (WXV2).
– Kazakhstan take silver to qualify to play in (WXV3).
Courtesy an impressive victory 72-0 over Kazakhstan in the final, Japan were crowned champions of the 12th edition of the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship at the Almaty Sports Training Complex in Abaya Almaty on Sunday, 28th May, 2023.
Ultimately, Japan’s pack and back line put up a clinical performance, proving too experienced, powerful, well-drilled and disciplined for the young host team on the day. They shut out Kazakhstan, and ran in 11 tries, scoring 46 points in the first half, and 26 in the second.
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Globally, Kazakhstan ranked 19th in XVs, earned their spot in the final courtesy of a hard-fought 27 – 23 victory over a strong and resolute Hong Kong China team ranked 3 slots above the hosts. Emerging as silver medalists in this Championship has earned them the right to participate in the prestigious upcoming World Rugby (WXV3).
Japan, the highest-ranked team (11th) worldwide, equalled Kazakhstan’s record of 5 ARWC titles, and will now go on to compete in the higher tier of (WXV2) during the third quarter of this year.