Hong Kong Rugby Football Union
Date: Sep 27, 2015
Taiwan suffered a pair of thrashings at the Asian Rugby Sevens Series leg in Thailand
yesterday, as the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union announced at its International Olympic Day that it is to host the Asia Rugby Sevens Qualifiers on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8.
Taiwan were soundly beaten in Bangkok at first by Hong Kong, 34-0, and then by Sri Lanka, 36-0.
Taiwan are to play hosts Thailand in first Bowl semi-final at 1:50pm Taiwan time today.
The union said at Olympic House — the headquarters of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong — that for the women, the qualifiers for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro would be the first in a two-tournament qualification series, with the second to be held in Tokyo later in November, while the men’s winner in Hong Kong will claim Asia’s sole automatic slot among 12 in Brazil, where rugby Sevens is to make its debut. [FULL STORY]