Asia Rugby President, Qais Al Dhalai wishes success to all the match officials involved in the final round of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series – Thailand 7s scheduled on the 14th and 15th October at the Police Stadium in Bangkok.
“Referees play an integral role in the success of our competitions. Asia Rugby is proud of the professionalism that our match officials have displayed in recent years and we, as the regional governing body, are committed to supporting our referees to excel further and in that way raising the game overall.”
He further expressed his appreciation for efforts made by the team of referees, referee managers, coaches of match officials, and performance reviewers to make sure that the games are officiated safely and fairly.
All eyes will be on Bangkok this weekend where Asia Rugby’s top 8 men’s and women’s teams will battle it out for the title of series winner of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series.
Asia Rugby announced the list of Match officials that will take part in the Asia Sevens Finale which will include local match officials from Thailand who will get the opportunity to take part as Assistant Referees and also take on other match officials’ roles by shadowing the Television Match Officials Panel during the tournament.
Asia Rugby Deputy President Mr Terrence Khoo “As the game develops in our continent, one of our core focus is improving match officiating structures across our region. To this end, Asia Rugby encourages more Unions to recognise the importance of match officiating and to consider increasing their annual spending in this area.
This year, I am delighted to observe and welcome the emergence of new match officials onto our various panels from unions who previously did not enjoy any representation.”
All matches will be live-streamed and accessible free-to-air on Asia Rugby’s Facebook and YouTube pages.