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Rugby union at the Asian Games

Rugby union has been played at the Asian Games since the 1998 games in Bangkok, Thailand. In the 1998 and 2002 editions of the games, both the usual fifteen-a-side variety and rugby sevens were played, but from 2006 onwards, only rugby sevens was retained. In 2010, the women's rugby sevens event was introduced. The event is likely to remain a permanent fixture of the Asian Games due to elevation of rugby sevens as an Olympic sport from the 2016 Olympics onwards.

SummaryEdit

Men's unionEdit

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1998
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Bangkok
 
South Korea
21–17  
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
38–20  
Sri Lanka
2002
details
 
Busan
 
South Korea
No playoffs  
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
No playoffs  
Sri Lanka

Men's sevensEdit

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1998
details
 
Bangkok
 
South Korea
29–14  
Japan
 
Thailand
19–5  
Chinese Taipei
2002
details
 
Busan
 
South Korea
33–21  
Chinese Taipei
 
Thailand
17–14  
Japan
2006
details
 
Doha
 
Japan
27–26  
South Korea
 
China
19–12  
Chinese Taipei
2010
details
 
Guangzhou
 
Japan
28–21  
Hong Kong
 
South Korea
21–14  
China
2014
details
 
Incheon
 
Japan
24–12  
Hong Kong
 
South Korea
17–14  
Sri Lanka
2018
details
 
JakartaPalembang
 
Hong Kong
14–0  
Japan
 
South Korea
36–14  
Sri Lanka

Women's sevensEdit

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2010
details
 
Guangzhou
 
Kazakhstan
17–14  
China
 
Thailand
17–12 aet  
Hong Kong
2014
details
 
Incheon
 
China
14–12  
Japan
 
Kazakhstan
12–0  
Hong Kong
2018
details
 
JakartaPalembang
 
Japan
7–5  
China
 
Kazakhstan
29–7  
Thailand

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan (JPN)4509
2  South Korea (KOR)4138
3  China (CHN)1214
4  Hong Kong (HKG)1203
5  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1023
6  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0123
7  Thailand (THA)0033
Totals (7 nations)11111133

Participating nationsEdit

Men's unionEdit

Team  
1998
 
2002
Years
  Chinese Taipei 3rd 3rd 2
  Japan 2nd 2nd 2
  Kazakhstan 5th 1
  South Korea 1st 1st 2
  Sri Lanka 4th 4th 2
  Thailand 5th 1
Number of teams 6 4

Men's sevensEdit

Team  
1998
 
2002
 
2006
 
2010
 
2014
 
2018
Years
  Afghanistan 9th 1
  China 5th 3rd 4th 6th 6th 5
  Chinese Taipei 4th 2nd 4th 8th 7th 5
  Hong Kong 5th 7th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 6
  India 8th 7th 2
  Indonesia 11th 1
  Japan 2nd 4th 1st 1st 1st 2nd 6
  Kazakhstan 6th 1
  Lebanon 10th 1
  Malaysia 7th 5th 9th 5th 4
  Mongolia 9th 1
  Pakistan 11th 10th 2
  Philippines 5th 1
  Qatar 9th 1
  Saudi Arabia 12th 1
  South Korea 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 6
  Sri Lanka 7th 6th 6th 6th 4th 4th 6
  Thailand 3rd 3rd 7th 8th 7th 8th 6
  United Arab Emirates 12th 1
Number of teams 7 8 9 9 12 12

Women's sevensEdit

Team  
2010
 
2014
 
2018
Years
  China 2nd 1st 2nd 3
  Hong Kong 4th 4th 5th 3
  India 7th 1
  Indonesia 8th 1
  Japan 5th 2nd 1st 3
  Kazakhstan 1st 3rd 3rd 3
  Laos 10th 1
  Malaysia 8th 1
  Singapore 6th 6th 6th 3
  South Korea 8th 9th 7th 3
  Thailand 3rd 5th 4th 3
  Uzbekistan 7th 1
Number of teams 8 10 8

List of medalistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit