Canada and Hong Kong will play off for the 20th
and final place at Rugby World Cup 2019 on Friday, 23 November
after both sides came through difficult challenges from Germany
and Kenya respectively to pick up bonus-point wins in round two of
the repechage at the Stade Delort in Marseille, France on
After taking maximum points for the second match
in a row with a 29-10 victory over Germany, Canada lead the
standings by five points from Hong Kong, who need to win with a
bonus point when the sides meet in the third and final round and
also deny Canada any bonus point from the game to make it to their
first Rugby World Cup.
Canada showed admirable composure to see off
stubborn German resistance and get the win that leaves them on the
verge of qualification for RWC 2019. The bonus-point victory was
secured for Canada thanks to tries from Lucas Rumball, Tyler
Ardron, Matt Evans and Gordon McRorie.
Hong Kong kept their RWC 2019 qualification
hopes alive with a convincing 42-17 win over Kenya as Thomas
Lamboley came off the bench to score twice to ensure the
bonus-point result that means it is all to play for on the final
match day against Canada.
A place in Pool B alongside defending champions
New Zealand, two-time Rugby World Cup winners South Africa, Italy
and Namibia awaits the winner of the round-robin tournament.
Sadly for Kenya and Germany, the Rugby World Cup
qualification dream is now over for this edition.
The third and final round of the repechage on
Friday 23 November sees Kenya take on Germany at 18:00 (GMT+1)
followed by the Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification decider between
Canada and Hong Kong, which kicks off at 21:00 (GMT+1) at Stade
Delort in Marseille, France.
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.
Rugby World Cup,