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Mon, 9 November 2015

Japan Beat Hong Kong to Win Asia Rugby Sevens Qualifier

Japan dominated the Asia Rugby Sevens qualifying tournament in Hong Kong, booking Asias spot at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by defeating Hong Kong 24-10 in the Cup Final on Sunday.

Japan trailed Hong Kong 0-10 at halftime, but the Brave Blossoms fought back and scored four unanswered tries to claim victory.

Japans womens team also took a giant step towards Rio winning the first leg of the two-legged womens qualifying competition defeating Kazakhstan 22-0 in the final. The second leg of the Asia Rugby Womens Sevens Qualifier will be played in Tokyo on 27-28 November 2015.

Hong Kong still have a chance of making it to Rio as they qualify to play in the 16-team world reperchage. South Korea and Sri Lanka also qualify for the reperchage as the top four teams from the Qualifier will be bidding for the final place available, which will take place in June 2016.

See also: Pictures from Asia Rugby Sevens Qualifier, Pictures from Singha Thailand Sevens 2015 and also Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015.

Hong Kong, Rugby, Sevens, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Olympics, Japan

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