2005 ARFU Asian Rugby Series

The 2005 ARFU Asian Rugby Series was the second edition of a tournament created by Asian Rugby Football Union for national teams. It was also valid as first round of Asian qualification for 2007 Rugby World cup.

2nd Asian Rugby Series
Tournament details
Date30 April–
12 November 2005
No. of nations13 countries
Final positions
Champions Japan
Runner-up South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played17
2006

TournamentEdit

First DivisionEdit

Pos. Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. Points Notes
1   Japan 2 2 0 0 141 34 +107 4
2   South Korea 2 1 0 1 87 53 +34 2
3   Hong Kong 2 0 0 2 6 147 -88 0   relegated to next year's division 2
7 May 2005
Japan   91 - 3   Hong Kong

15 May 2005
South Korea   31 - 50   Japan

22 May 2005
Hong Kong   3 - 56   South Korea

Second divisionEdit

Valid also for 2007 Rugby World Cup – Asia qualification

Pos. Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. Points Notes
1 Arabian Gulf 2 2 0 0 54 48 +6 4   promoted to next year's division 1
2   China 2 1 0 1 44 43 +1 2
3   Taiwan 2 0 0 2 45 52 -7 0   relegated to next year's division 3
30 April 2005
China   22 - 19   Taiwan

20 May 2005
Arabian Gulf 30 - 26   Taiwan

11 November 2005
Arabian Gulf 24 - 22   China

Third divisionEdit

Valid also for 2007 Rugby World Cup – Asia qualification

Pool AEdit

Pos. Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. Points Notes
1   Sri Lanka 2 2 0 0 82 55 +27 4   promoted to final
2   Singapore 2 1 0 1 64 61 +3 2
3   Thailand 2 0 0 2 65 95 -30 0   relegated to next year's division 4
4 June 2005
Thailand   38 - 48   Sri Lanka

11 June 2005
Singapore   47 - 27   Thailand

25 June 2005
Sri Lanka   34 - 17   Singapore

Pool BEdit

Pos. Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. Points Notes
1   Kazakhstan 3 3 0 0 135 31 +104 6   promoted to final
2   India 3 2 0 1 78 56 +22 4   relegated to next year's division 4
3   Malaysia 3 1 0 2 60 111 -51 2 relegated to next year's division 4
4   Guam 3 0 0 3 29 104 -75 0 relegated to next year's division 5
4 June 2005
India   22 - 36   Kazakhstan

8 June 2005
Kazakhstan   48 - 3   Malaysia

11 June 2005
India   48 - 12   Malaysia

18 June 2005
Guam   8 - 8   India
Guam

22 June 2005
Kazakhstan   51 - 6   Guam
Alma Ata

26 June 2005
Malaysia   45 - 15   Guam

FinalEdit

Pos. Team P W D Lost For Ag. Diff. Points Notes
1   Sri Lanka 2 2 0 0 43 37 +6 2   promoted to next year's division 2
2   Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 37 43 -6 2
25 October 2005
Kazakhstan   25-19   Sri Lanka

12 November 2005
Sri Lanka   24 - 12   Kazakhstan

ReferencesEdit