1978 ARFU Asian Rugby Championship

The 1978 ARFU Asian Rugby Championship was the 6th edition of the tournament, and was played in Kuala Lumpur

1978 Asian Rugby Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Malaysia
Date16–25 November 1978
Countries7
Final positions
Champions Japan (6th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played11
1976
1980

The 7 teams were divided in two pool, with final between the winner of both of them. Japan won the tournament

Pool AEdit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   Japan 2 2 0 0 81 26 55 4
2   Thailand 2 1 0 1 37 57 -20 2
3   Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 18 53 -35 0
16 November 1978
Japan XV   47 - 18   Thailand

19 November 1978
Thailand   19 - 10   Sri Lanka

23 November 1978
Japan XV   34 - 8   Sri Lanka

Pool BEdit

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
played won drawn lost for against difference
1   South Korea 3 3 0 0 109 3 106 6
2   Singapore 3 2 0 1 38 64 -26 4
3   Hong Kong 3 0 1 2 9 26 -17 1
4   Malaysia 3 0 1 2 15 78 -63 1
16 November 1978
South Korea   40 - 3   Singapore

16 November 1978
Malaysia   0 - 0   Hong Kong

19 November 1978
South Korea   7 - 0   Hong Kong

19 November 1978
Singapore   9 - 3   Malaysia

23 November 1978
Singapore   19 - 9   Hong Kong

23 November 1978
South Korea   62 - 0   Malaysia

Third Place FinalEdit

25 November 1978
Singapore   16 - 15   Thailand

First Place FinalEdit

25 November 1978
Japan   16 - 4   South Korea