2011 Asian Five Nations

The 2011 Asian Five Nations, known as the 2011 HSBC Asian 5 Nations due to the tournament's sponsorship by the HSBC, was the 4th series of the Asian Five Nations rugby union tournament.

2011 Asian Five Nations
Date23 April – 21 May 2011
Countries Hong Kong
 Japan
 Kazakhstan
 Sri Lanka
 United Arab Emirates
Final positions
Champions Japan (19th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Top scorer(s)Kazakhstan Maxim Lifontov (54)
Most triesJapan Kosuke Endo (8)
Websitewww.asian5nations.com
2010
2012

The 2011 Asian 5 nations consisted of the best 5 teams in Asia; Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.

Sri Lanka qualified for the 2011 edition of the tournament by winning Division One of the 2010 tournament against Singapore 23–16. The United Arab Emirates also qualify with the disbanding of the Arabian Gulf rugby team, this is the first time both these teams have appeared in the top five.

Changes from 2010Edit

  • South Korea has been replaced with Sri Lanka, who earns promotion from Division 1.

TeamsEdit

The teams involved are:

Nation Home stadium City Head coach Captain
  Hong Kong (37) Hong Kong Football Club Stadium Hong Kong   Dai Rees Tom McColl
  Japan (13) None None   John Kirwan Takashi Kikutani
  Kazakhstan (27) National University Stadium Almaty   Valeriy Popov Timur Mashurov
  Sri Lanka (41) CR & FC Grounds Colombo   Ellis Meachen Sean Wijesinghe
  United Arab Emirates (NR) Zayed Sports City
The Sevens
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
  Bruce Birtwistle Mike Cox-Hill

Final TableEdit

Rank Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Diff
1   Japan 4 4 0 0 307 35 272 4 24
2   Hong Kong 4 3 1 0 155 61 94 3 18
3   United Arab Emirates 4 1 2 1 40 196 −156 0 8
4   Kazakhstan 4 1 3 0 54 126 −72 1 6
5   Sri Lanka 4 0 3 1 47 185 −138 0 3

Points are awarded to the teams as follows:

Results Points
Win 5 points
Draw 3 points
4 or more tries 1 point
Loss within 7 points 1 point
Loss greater than 7 points 0 points

FixturesEdit

Week 1Edit

23 April 2011
16:00 SLST
Sri Lanka   13–13   United Arab Emirates
Try: Swarnatilleke 45'
Hettiarachchi 66'
Con: Kumara (0/2)
Pen: Hettiarachchi (1/2) 42'
Kumara (0/1)
Report[1] Try: Dan Boatwright 54'
Steve Smith 62'
Pen: Jonathan Grady (1/2) 48'
FB 15 Saliya Kumara
RW 14 Nuwan Hettiarachchi
OC 13 Gayan Weeraratne
IC 12 Pradeep Liyanage
LW 11 Lasintha de Costa
FH 10 Fazil Marija (vc)
SH 9 Roshan Weeraratne
N8 8 Sean Wijesinghe (c)
OF 7 Danushka Perera
BF 6 Sajith Saranga
RL 5 Yoshitha Rajapaksa
LL 4 Senaka Bandara
TP 3 Eranga Swarnatilleke
HK 2 Achala Perera
LP 1 Henry Terrance
Substitutes:
16 Dinesh Sanjeewa
17 Ishan Noor
18 Bilal Hassan
19 Sathya Ranatunga
20 Nishal Meepage
21 Keith Gurusinghe
22 Prasad Chathuranga
Coach:
  Ellis Meachen
FB 15 Tim Flether
RW 14 Sean Hurley
OC 13 Jonathan Beeton
IC 12 Duncan Murray
LW 11 Steve Smith
FH 10 Jonathan Grady
SH 9 Stuart Quinn
N8 8 Scott Kerr
OF 7 Carl Von Rosenveldt
BF 6 Renier Els
RL 5 Simon Osbourne
LL 4 Mike Cox-Hill (c)
TP 3 Dan Boatwright
HK 2 Dan Heal
LP 1 Chris Jones Griffiths
Substitutes:
16 Andrew Millar
17 David Clouston
18 David Vittes
19 Lloyd Budd
20 Ali Mohammad
21 Mohannad Saker
22 Stephan Imbert
Coach:
  Bruce Birtwistle

Touch judges:
  Anthony Tobi Lothian
  D. Nimal


23 April 2011
16:00
Kazakhstan   10–23   Hong Kong
Try: Evgeniy Shekurov 46'
Con: Ildar Abdrazakhov (1/1)
Pen: Maxim Lifontov 16' (1/1)
Report[1] Try: Tom McColl 17'
Peter McKee 65'
Con: Keith Robertson (2/2)
National University Stadium, Almaty

Week 2Edit

29 April 2011
19:00
United Arab Emirates   24–10   Kazakhstan
Try: Munib Haddad 31'
Andrew Millar 70'
Con: Jonathon Grady(0/2)
Pen: Jonathon Grady(4/4) 16', 18', 39', 46'
Report[1] Try: Sergey Konev 27'
Daulet Akymbekov 75'

30 April 2011
16:00
Hong Kong   22–45   Japan
Try: Mark Goosen 51'
Rowan Varty 25'
Alex McQueen 41'
Con: Tom McColl (2/2)
Pen: Keith Robertson 38' (1/1)
Report[1] Try: Ryukoliniasi Holani 11'
Shaun Webb 19'
Hirotoki Onozawa 32'
Alisi Tupuailai 42', 44', 45'
Michael Leitch 55'
Con: Ryan Nicholas (5/5)
Hong Kong Football Club Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 3,800
Referee: Harry Mason (Singapore)
FB 15 Ross Armour
RW 14 Yui Ken Shing
OC 13 Tom McColl (c)
IC 12 Lee Jones
LW 11 Rowan Varty
FH 10 Keith Robertson
SH 9 Peter McKee
N8 8 Pale Tauti
OF 7 Mark Goosen
BF 6 Nick Hewson
RL 5 Michael Waller
LL 4 Renaud Chavanis
TP 3 Ng Wai Shing
HK 2 Alex Harris
LP 1 Andrew Li
Substitutes:
16 Chik Man Hon
17 Pete Spizziri
18 Matthew Nuttall
19 Terence Montgomery
20 Tim Alexander
21 Jamie Hood
22 Alex McQueen
Coach:
  Dai Rees
FB 15 Taihei Ueda
RW 14 Alisi Tupuailei
OC 13 Koji Taira
IC 12 Ryan Nicholas
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 Shaun Webb
SH 9 Atsushi Hiwasa
N8 8 Ryukoliniasi Holani
OF 7 Michael Leitch
BF 6 Takashi Kikutani (c)
RL 5 Toshizumi Kitagawa
LL 4 Justin Ives
TP 3 Nozomu Fujita
HK 2 Hiroki Yuhara
LP 1 Naoki Kawamata
Substitutes:
16 Takeshi Kizu
17 Kensuke Hatakeyama
18 Luke Thompson
19 Toetuu Taufa
20 Fumiaki Tanaka
21 James Arlidge
22 Yuta Imamura
Coach:
  John Kirwan

Touch judges:
 
 

Week 3Edit

7 May 2011
19:00
Kazakhstan   0–61   Japan
Report[1] Try: Justin Ives 7'
Takeshi Kizu 3', 29', 47', 66'
Goshi Tachikawa 51
Koji Taira 38' Atsushi Tanabe 71'
Alisi Tupuailei 79'
Con: Atsushi Tanabe (4/4)
Shaun Webb (4/4)

7 May 2011
15:00 SLST
Sri Lanka   3–48   Hong Kong
Pen: Saliya Kumara (1/1)
Report[1] Try: Keith Robertson 5', 78'
Lee Jones 12', 68'
Rowen Varty 34'
Alexander 65'
Pale Tauti 75'
Con: Keith Robertson (2/2)
Tom McColl 68', 75', 78' (3/3)
Pen: Keith Robertson 41' (1/1)
FB 15 Saliya Kumara
RW 14 Lasintha de Costa
OC 13 Gayan Weeraratne
IC 12 Pradeep Liyanage
LW 11 Nuwan Hettiarachchi
FH 10 Fazil Marija (vc)
SH 9 Roshan Weeraratne
N8 8 Sean Wijesinghe (c)
OF 7 Yoshitha Rajapaksa
BF 6 Danushka Perera
RL 5 Sajith Saranga
LL 4 Senaka Bandara
TP 3 Eranga Swarnatilleke
HK 2 Achala Perera
LP 1 Henry Terrance
Substitutes:
16 Charith Seneviratne
17 Kishore Jehan
18 Bilal Hassan
19 Sathya Ranatunga
20 Nishal Meepage
21 Keith Gurusinghe
22 Prasad Chathuranga
Coach:
  Ellis Meachen
FB 15 Ross Armour
RW 14 Rowen Varty
OC 13 Lee Jones
IC 12 Tom McColl (c)
LW 11 Yui Ken Shing
FH 10 Keith Robertson
SH 9 Peter McKee
N8 8 Pale Tauti
OF 7 Nick Hewson
BF 6 Mark Goosen
RL 5 Renaud Chevans
LL 4 Mike Waller
TP 3 Nigel Hobbler
HK 2 Brent Taylor
LP 1 Alex Ng
Substitutes:
16 Chik Man Hon
17 Pete Spizziri
18 Matthew Nuttall
19 Terence Montgomery
20 Tim Alexander
21 Jamie Hood
22 Alex McQueen
Coach:
  Dai Rees

Touch judges:
 
 

Week 4Edit

13 May 2011
20:00
United Arab Emirates   0–111   Japan
Report[1]
The Sevens, Dubai
Attendance: 2,000
FB 15 Tim Fletcher
RW 14 Sean Hurley
OC 13 John Beeton
IC 12 Duncan Murray
LW 11 Michael Hartley
FH 10 Jonathan Grady
SH 9 David Clouston
N8 8 Carl Von Rosenveldt
OF 7 Jamie Clarke
BF 6 Renier Els
RL 5 Mike Cox-Hill (c)
LL 4 Simon Osbourne
TP 3 Mike Riley
HK 2 David Vittes
LP 1 Chris Jones Griffiths
Substitutes:
16 Dan Heal
17 Dan Boatwright
18 Lloyd Budd
19 Scott Kerr
20 Stuart Quinn
21 Cyrus Homayoun
22 Ali Mohammed
Coach:
  Bruce Birtwistle
FB 15 Go Aruga
RW 14 Kosuke Endo
OC 13 Taihei Ueda
IC 12 Ryan Nicholas
LW 11 Takehisa Usuzuki
FH 10 James Arlidge
SH 9 Atsushi Hiwasa
N8 8 Koliniashi Holani
OF 7 Michael Leitch
BF 6 Takashi Kikutani
RL 5 Justin Ives
LL 4 Hitoshi Ono (c)
TP 3 Nozomu Fujita
HK 2 Hiroki Yuhara
LP 1 Hisateru Hirashima
Substitutes:
16 Takeshi Kizu
17 Kensuke Hatakeyama
18 Itaru Taniguchi
19 Toetuu Taufa
20 Fumiaki Tanaka
21 Shaun Webb
22 Goshi Tachikawa
Coach:
  John Kirwan

Touch judges:
 
 


14 May 2011
16:00
Kazakhstan   34–18   Sri Lanka
Try: dmitriy tkachenky 11'
yevginiv shekurov 18'
Timur Mashurov 30',
Daulet Akymbekov 68'
pavel lenov 80'
Con: maxim lifontov (4/5) 18', 68', 80'
Pen: maxim lifontov (1/1) 70'
Report[1] Try: lasintha costa (2) 10', 24'
Con: numon hettiarachchi (1/2) 24'
Pen: numon hettiarachchi (2/2) 9'
62'
National University Stadium, Almaty

Week 5Edit

21 May 2011
16:00 SLST
Sri Lanka   13–90   Japan
Try: Nuwan Hettiarachchi 10'
Con: Saliya Kumara 10' (1/1)
Pen: Roshan Weeraratne 39' (1/1)
Nuwan Hettiarachchi 68'
Report[1] Try: Takehisa Usuzuki 7'
Toetuu Taufa 22'
Alisi Tupuailai 28', 43', 63', 72'
Fumiaki Tanaka 32', 39'
Takashi Kikutani 35', 50'
Tanabe 66'
Hirotoki Onozawa 80'
Con: Shaun Webb 22', 32', 35 (3/5)
Tanabe 39', 43', 63', 66', 72'(5/5)

21 May 2011
16:00
Hong Kong   62–3   United Arab Emirates
Try: Alex Harris 15'
Pale Tauti 18
Mark Goosen 24'
Nigel Hobler 34'
Nick Hewson 49', 61'
Ross Armour 28', 78'
Alex McQueen 66'
Jamie Hood 70'
Con: Keith Robertson 24', 39' (2/5)
Tom McColl 49', 61', 70', 78' (4/5)
Report[1] Pen: Jonathon Grady 9' (1/1)
FB 15 Ross Armour
RW 14 Yui Ken Shing
OC 13 Tom McColl (c)
IC 12 Lee Jones
LW 11 Rowan Varty
FH 10 Keith Robertson
SH 9 Peter McKee
N8 8 Pale Tauti
OF 7 Mark Goosen
BF 6 Nick Hewson
RL 5 Michael Waller
LL 4 Renaud Chavanis
TP 3 NG Wai Shing
HK 2 Alex Harris
LP 1 Andrew Li
Substitutes:
16 CHIK Man Hon
17 Pete Spizziri
18 Matthew Nuttall
19 Terence Montgomery
20 Tim Alexander
21 Jamie Hood
22 Alex McQueen
Coach:
  Dai Rees
FB 15 Tim Flether
RW 14 Sean Hurley
OC 13 Jonathan Beeton
IC 12 Duncan Murray
LW 11 Steve Smith
FH 10 Jonathan Grady
SH 9 Stuart Quinn
N8 8 Scott Kerr
OF 7 Carl Von Rosenveldt
BF 6 Renier Els
RL 5 Simon Osbourne
LL 4 Mike Cox-Hill (c)
TP 3 Dan Boatwright
HK 2 Dan Heal
LP 1 Chris Jones Griffiths
Substitutes:
16 Andrew Millar
17 David Clouston
18 David Vittes
19 Lloyd Budd
20 Ali Mohammad
21 Mohannad Saker
22 Stephan Imbert
Coach:
  Bruce Birtwistle

Touch judges:
 
 

Media coverageEdit

The tournament is broadcast live in many different countries, some of which are listed below:

Nation(s) Broadcaster
China STAR Sports China[3]
Hong Kong STAR Sports Hong Kong[3]
India STAR Sports India[3]
Malaysia STAR Sports Malaysia[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Top 5 – Match Stats - HSBC Asian 5 Nations". archive.org. 2 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ - Saturday. "UAE rugby draw 13–13 with Sri Lanka in Asian Five Nations opener". Thenational.ae. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
  3. ^ a b c d "TV schedules for HSBC Asian 5 Nations | HSBC Asian 5 Nations". Asian5nations.com. Retrieved 2011-12-02.

External linksEdit