Hong Kong and Korea are in the next tier down — the performance band, while the rest of Asia is in the development band. If held, that match would take place in the home nation of the third-placed finisher in the ARC on 6 June. Kensuke Hatakeyama will captain the side in the absence of Leitch.
The Asia Rugby Championship is the fifth annual rugby union series for the top-level Asia Rugby nations. Hong KongSouth Korea and Malaysia shall compete in the series. Other Asian nations played in the lower division tournaments.
The Autumn tests have been a regular fixture for a number of seasons with Hong Kong hosting international matches against the likes of Belgium, Zimbabwe, Portugal and Russia. Later in the spring the Asian Rugby Championship formally the Asian 5 Nations sees the top three sides in Asia; Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, battle it out on a home and away basis in this tough annual competition. Leigh Jones returns to Hong Kong bringing his wealth of knowledge and expertise to the program.
View All Events. There is a tremendous amount of rugby played throughout Asia at an international level. National senior teams men and womenas well as age grade rugby, XVs, and 7s all compete throughout the year.
The winner of the competition's top division is recognised as the rugby champion of Asia. The top division, sometimes referred to as the Tri Nations, includes the top three Asian teams each season. Division 1 includes the next four teams and Division 2 includes the next four.
The Asia Rugby Championship division tournaments refers to the divisions played within the annual international rugby union tournament for the Asian region. The main tournament is now contested by the top three teams in Asia. The teams involved in the division tournaments: .
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The Asia Rugby Championship was the fourth annual rugby union series for the top-level Asia Rugby nations. The Asia Rugby Championship in formed part of the World Cup qualifying process and, as such, did not include Japan who had already qualified as the Rugby World Cup host. Hong Kong and South Korea were joined by Malaysiapromoted from Division 1, to compete in the series.
The Asia Rugby Championship replaced the former Asian Five Nations inwith only three nations competing in the top division instead of the previous five. Other Asian nations competed in the lower division tournaments. Instead of the single round-robin format used in the Asian Five Nations, the three teams played each other twice on a home and away basis. Japan, as the team finishing on top of the standings inwas declared the winner.