2015 Asia Rugby Championship division tournaments

The 2015 Asian Rugby Championship division tournaments refers to the divisions played within the annual Asian Rugby Championship rugby union tournament. The Asian Rugby Championship replaced the Asian Five Nations tournament. The main tournament is now participated by the top three teams in Asia, less teams competing at the 2014 Asian Five Nations, which saw the top five teams in Asia participate. In this edition, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea participated at the main tournament.[1]

2015 Asian Rugby Championship division tournaments
Date2015
Tournament statistics
2014 (Previous) (Next) 2016

TeamsEdit

The teams involved, with their world rankings pre tournament (as of 14 April), were:

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

East

West

South Central

Division 4

No tournaments for the Div 4 teams:

Division 1Edit

2015 Asian Rugby Championship division 1
Tournament details
Host nation  Philippines
Date6 – 9 May 2015
Countries4
Final positions
Champions  Sri Lanka
Relegated  Singapore
Tournament statistics
Matches played4

Division 1 of the 2015 Asian Rugby Championship was held at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan from May 6, 2015 to May 9, 2015.[2]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
6 May 2015
 
 
  Sri Lanka35
 
9 May 2015
 
  Kazakhstan14
 
  Sri Lanka27
 
6 May 2015
 
  Philippines14
 
  Philippines (a.e.t.)20
 
 
  Singapore17
 
Third place play-off
 
 
9 May 2015
 
 
  Kazakhstan32
 
 
  Singapore12

FixturesEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

6 May 2015
14:00 PST (UTC+08)
Sri Lanka   35–14   Kazakhstan
6 May 2015
16:00 PST (UTC+08)
Philippines   20–17
(a.e.t.)
  Singapore

Third place play-offEdit

9 May 2015
16:00 PST (UTC+08)
Kazakhstan   32–12   Singapore

FinalEdit

9 May 2015
18:00 PST (UTC+08)
Philippines   14–27   Sri Lanka

Notes:

Due to financial reasons, the Top 3 Challenge match between Sri Lanka and South Korea scheduled for 6 June 2015 was cancelled. Sri Lanka remained in Division 1 for 2016 and South Korea remained in the Tri-nations division.

Division 2Edit

2015 Asian Rugby Championship division 2
Tournament details
Host nation  Malaysia
Date10 – 16 May 2015
Countries4
Final positions
Champions  Malaysia
Relegated  Thailand
Tournament statistics
Matches played6

The Division 2 tournament was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3]

TableEdit

Pos Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Difference
1   Malaysia 3 3 0 0 119 39 +80 2 17
2   United Arab Emirates 3 2 1 0 88 64 +24 2 12
3   Chinese Taipei 3 1 2 0 64 86 –22 0 6
4   Thailand 3 0 3 0 53 135 –82 1 1
Points were awarded to the teams as follows:
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

Round 1Edit

Round 2Edit

Round 3Edit

Division 3 EastEdit

2015 Asian Rugby Championship division 3 East
Tournament details
Host nation  Indonesia
Date7 – 13 June 2015
Countries3
Final positions
Champions  Guam
Tournament statistics
Matches played3

The Division 3 East tournament was held in Jakarta, Indonesia.[4]

TableEdit

Pos Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Difference
1   Guam 2 2 0 0 51 23 +28 1 11
2   China 2 1 1 0 64 55 +9 1 6
3   Indonesia 2 0 2 0 27 64 –37 0 0
Points were awarded to the teams as follows:
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

Round 1Edit

7 June 2015
Indonesia   6–17   Guam
UPH Stadium, Jakarta

Round 2Edit

10 June 2015
Guam   34–17   China
UPH Stadium, Jakarta

Round 3Edit

13 June 2015
Indonesia   21–47   China
UPH Stadium, Jakarta

Division 3 WestEdit

2015 Asian Rugby Championship division 3 West
Tournament details
Host nation  Lebanon
Date14 – 18 April 2015
Countries3
Final positions
Champions  Lebanon
Tournament statistics
Matches played3

The Division 3 West tournament was held in Jounieh, Lebanon.[5]

TableEdit

Pos Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Difference
1   Lebanon 2 2 0 0 98 11 +87 1 11
2   Iran 2 1 1 0 57 30 +27 1 6
3   Jordan 2 0 2 0 6 120 –114 0 0
Points were awarded to the teams as follows:
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

Round 1Edit

Round 2Edit

Round 3Edit

Division 3 CentralEdit

2015 Asian Rugby Championship division 3 Central
Tournament details
Host nation  Uzbekistan
Date24 – 30 May 2015
Countries3
Final positions
Champions  India
Tournament statistics
Matches played2

The Division 3 Central tournament will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.[4] Pakistan were scheduled to participate, but had to withdraw due to financial concerns. The tournament was reduced to India and Uzbekistan playing two tests to decide the winner of Division 3 Central.

TableEdit

Pos Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Total
points
Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Difference
1   India 2 1 1 0 46 40 6 0 6
2   Uzbekistan 2 1 1 0 40 46 -6 0 5
Points were awarded to the teams as follows:
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

Round 1Edit

27 May 2015
17:00 UZT (UTC+05)
India   31–8   Uzbekistan
Try: Vikas Khatri 2,
Rakesh Lochab
Con: Sujai Lama 2
Pen: Sujai Lama 4
Try: Abduvoris Karimov
Pen: Maxsim Lifontov

Round 2Edit

30 May 2015
17:00 UZT (UTC+05)
Uzbekistan   32–15   India
Dustlik, Tashkent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sallay, Alvin (5 December 2014). "ARFU's philosophical change a boon for Asia's big three". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. ^ "PHL to host 2015 Asian Rugby Championships". Business World. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/66682
  4. ^ a b Barber, Stephen. "Indonesia Will Host the 2015 ARC Division 3 East Tournament". Indonesian Rugby Union. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  5. ^ "ARFU Events 2015". Asian Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 8 April 2015.

External linksEdit