Asia Rugby has delivered four highly successful men’s and women’s Sevens events in the second half of 2023, the Asia Rugby Sevens Series in Korea and Thailand, the Asian Games Rugby 7s in China and the Asia Rugby Seven Trophy in Qatar, all eyes will be on the Asian Qualifiers for Paris 2024 set to be held on the 18th and 19th at Yodoko Sakura Stadium in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture Japan.
The ultimate victors of both the men’s and women’s competitions will secure direct qualification for the Rugby Sevens event at the 39th Summer Olympic Games in Paris.
However, the journey doesn’t end there for the second and third-placed teams, as they will have the opportunity to participate in the Final Olympics Repechage Tournament, where they will compete for the final Rugby Sevens slot reserved for the Paris 2024 Olympics against the second and third-ranked teams from the other 5 Regional Associations.
The match official’s appointments by Asia Rugby are:
Leow Wei Liang – SRU
Ibuki Tetsuka – JRFU
Christabelle Lim Mee – SRU
Qu Shenggang – CRFA
White, Morgan Ellis – HKCR
Lee Chui Yan – HKCR
Lin Weiming – CTRFU
Coach of Match official/ Television Match officials (TMO)
Barr Shane Damian – SRU
Taku Otsuki – JRFU
Citing Commissioner (CC)
Ybena Ralph Sytze – Asia Rugby
Jonathan Close – Asia Rugby
Mohammed Azhar Bin Yusof – Asia Rugby
Judicial Officer (JO)
Hiroyuki Komyo – Asia Rugby
Match officials have been carefully selected by Asia Rugby’s Selections and Appointments Panel and ratified by both the Asia Rugby Referees Committee and the Asia Rugby Chief Executive Officer.
Due to the significance of the tournament World Rugby has directly appointed a set of Match officials to complement Asia Rugby’s direct appointments:
Chan Craig Chung Ho – World Rugby
Kuwai Ano – World Rugby
Ben Breakspear – World Rugby
Matt Rodden – World Rugby
Union abbreviations used:
- CRFA – China Rugby Football Association
- HKCR – Hong Kong China Rugby,
- JRFU – Japan Rugby Football Union
- SRU – Singapore Rugby Union
- CTRFU-Chinese Taipei Rugby Football Union