2012 Asian Five Nations

For the divisional competitions, see: 2012 Asian Five Nations division tournaments

2012 Asian Five Nations
Date27 April – 26 May 2012
Countries Hong Kong
 Japan
 Kazakhstan
 South Korea
 United Arab Emirates
Final positions
Champions Japan (20th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Top scorer(s)Japan Ayumu Goromaru (62)
Most triesJapan Yoshikazu Fujita (6)
Websitewww.asian5nations.com
2011
2013

The 2012 Asian Five Nations, known as the 2012 HSBC Asian 5 Nations due to the tournament's sponsorship by the HSBC, was the 5th series of the Asian Five Nations rugby union tournament.[1]

Japan secured their 5th Asian Five Nations title, 20th overall Asian title, winning all four of their games.

Changes from 2011Edit

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

TeamsEdit

The teams involved are:

Nation Home stadium City Head coach Captain
  Hong Kong (26) Hong Kong Football Club Stadium
Mong Kok Stadium
Hong Kong   Dai Rees
  Japan (14) Level-5 Stadium
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
Fukuoka
Tokyo
  Eddie Jones Toshiaki Hirose
  Kazakhstan (30) Almaty Central Stadium
National University Stadium
Almaty   Valery Popov
  South Korea (31) Seongnam Stadium Seoul   Seo Chun-Oh
  United Arab Emirates (NR) Jebel Ali Center of Excellence
The Sevens
Dubai   Duncan Hall

Final TableEdit

2012 Asian Five Nations Champion
Relegated to Division One
Rank Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Diff
1   Japan 4 4 0 0 312 11 301 4 24
2   South Korea 4 3 1 0 163 109 54 2 17
3   Hong Kong 4 2 2 0 159 98 61 3 13
4   United Arab Emirates 4 1 3 0 80 269 -189 1 6
5   Kazakhstan 4 0 4 0 48 275 -227 1 1

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


28 April 2012
15:00
Kazakhstan   0–87   Japan
Try: Tamura 1' c
Ono 13' c
Goromaru (2) 21' c, 49' c
Onozawa (3) 33' c, 58' c, 64' c
Semba 40' c
Hatakeyama 41' c
Fujii 60' m
Sasaki 67' c
Hirose 71' m
Nagatomo 80' c
Con: Goromaru (11/13)
Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty
Attendance: 3,400
Referee:   Harry Mason


5 May 2012
18:00
Japan   106– 3   United Arab Emirates
Try: Tatekawa 5'
Fujita (6) 11' , 50' , 58' , 61' , 69' , 71'
Goromaru (2) 18' , 21'
Mochizuki 25'
Semba 32'
Kuwazuru (2) 46' , 74'
H,Ono 55'
Morikawa 65'
Kizu 84'
Con: Goromaru (10/11)
Tatekawa (4/5)
Report[2] Pen: Strang (1/2)


12 May 2012
13:00
South Korea   8–52   Japan
Try: Sung Min
Con: Hong Sik (0/1)
Pen: Hong Sik (1/1)
Report[3] Try: Onozawa (3)
Makabe
Mochizuki
Hirose
Sasaki (2)
Con: Goromaru (6/8)

19 May 2012
14:00
Japan   67–0   Hong Kong

19 May 2012
15:00
Kazakhstan   17–87   South Korea

26 May 2012
13:00
South Korea   47–21   United Arab Emirates

26 May 2012
16:00
Hong Kong   55–0   Kazakhstan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "asian5nations.com". www.asian5nations.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ http://jrfu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=698:statistics-japan-106-d-uae-3&catid=39:mens-15-a-side
  3. ^ http://jrfu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=704:statistics-japan-52-v-8-korea&catid=39:mens-15-a-side

External linksEdit