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Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 10:46

The 23 teams participating to the 2019 championship (in bold)

Full Members World Rugby

China (1997)
Taiwan (1988)
Guam (1998)
Hong Kong (1988)
India (1999)
Indonesia (2013)
Japan (1987)
Korea (1988)
Kazakhstan (1997)
Malaysia (1988)
Pakistan (2008)
Philippines (2008)
Singapore (1989)
Sri Lanka (1988)
Thailand (1989)
UAE (2011)
Uzbekistan (2014)

Associate Members World Rugby

Brunei (2013)
Iran (2011)
Kyrgyzstan
Laos (2004)
Lebanon (2018)
Mongolia (2004)

Full Members Asia Rugby

Jordan
Macau
Nepal
Qatar
Syria

Associate Members Asia Rugby

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Saudi Arabia

No members (in order of population amount)
Vietnam, Myanmar, Iraq, Yemen, North Korea, Cambodia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Palestine, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, East Timor, Bhutan, Maldives

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby ShyLockNo5 » Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 01:12

Canalina wrote:The 23 teams participating to the 2019 championship (in bold)

Full Members World Rugby

China (1997)
Taiwan (1988)
Guam (1998)
Hong Kong (1988)
India (1999)
Indonesia (2013)
Japan (1987)
Korea (1988)
Kazakhstan (1997)
Malaysia (1988)
Pakistan (2008)
Philippines (2008)
Singapore (1989)
Sri Lanka (1988)
Thailand (1989)
UAE (2011)
Uzbekistan (2014)

Associate Members World Rugby

Brunei (2013)
Iran (2011)
Kyrgyzstan
Laos (2004)
Lebanon (2018)
Mongolia (2004)

Full Members Asia Rugby

Jordan
Macau
Nepal
Qatar
Syria

Associate Members Asia Rugby

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Saudi Arabia

No members (in order of population amount)
Vietnam, Myanmar, Iraq, Yemen, North Korea, Cambodia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Palestine, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, East Timor, Bhutan, Maldives


What championship is this, sorry?

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby dwpeate » Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 06:19

All divisions of the Asia Rugby Championship

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby ShyLockNo5 » Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 09:03

dwpeate wrote:All divisions of the Asia Rugby Championship


ok, thanks.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 21:49

Some new details about ARC 2019 in the updated Asia Rugby calendar.
ARC 3C will be played in two different cities (and not in the same one as in the first version), while ARC 3E and ARC 3ES will be in the same days and same venue. Why don't merge them?, we could answer. Probably pool 3ES is considered stronger than pool 3E and they want to keep those nations separated. Still no dates for ARC 1 and ARC 2

April
2-5 ARC Div. 3W (LBN, QAT, JOR, IRI) QRF Doha Aspire Stadium
7-10 ARC Div. 3C (UZB, PAK) PRU Lahore & Islamabad Stadium Gaddafi Complex & TBC
21-27 ARC Div. 3E (BRU, LAO, MGL) BRFU Bandar Seri Begawan Belapan Stadium
21-27 ARC Div. 3ES (IND, INA, CHN) BRFU Bandar Seri Begawan Belapan Stadium

May
18 ARC M1 South Korea V Malaysia KRU Incheon Namdong Asiad Stadium
25 ARC M2 Malaysia V South Korea MRU Johor Bahru Educity Stadium, Nusajaya
TBC ARWC
TBC ARC Div. 2 (UAE, THA, GUM, KAZ)
TBC ARC Div. 1 (SGP, PHI, SRI, TPE) CTRFU Taipei Taipei Municipal Stadium

June
8 ARC M3 South Korea V Hong Kong MRU Kuala Lumpur Stadium National Bukit Jalil
15 ARC M4 Hong Kong V Malaysia HKRU Hong Kong Hong Kong Football Club
22 ARC M5 Malaysia V Hong Kong MRU Kuala Lumpur Stadium National Bukit Jalil
29 ARC M6 Hong Kong V South Korea HKRU Hong Kong Hong Kong Football Club

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby sammo » Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 19:14

Nice 20min documentary: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/origi ... ugby-team/

Can US rugby coach Mike Friday transform India’s U17 female rugby team?

Team USA coach Mike Friday travels to Mumbai to train the Indian U17 Rugby 7's women's side, aiming to qualify for the Youth Olympics.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 21:12

Canalina wrote:Some new details about ARC 2019 in the updated Asia Rugby calendar.
ARC 3C will be played in two different cities (and not in the same one as in the first version), while ARC 3E and ARC 3ES will be in the same days and same venue. Why don't merge


Oh I have an idea: that 6 teams 3 matches format that is awesome.
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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby rey200 » Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 21:49

So the United Arab Emirates got relegated right? I'm in shock and awe. I don't get why West is playing with 4 teams and Central with 2, I mean Iran neighbors Pakistan. But what do I know, right?
Ceterum censeo Sex Nationes esse augendas.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 23:34

All the ARC 2019 fixtures
(but probably in the original page they are much easily readable https://www.macoocoo.com/index.php?r=gr ... e&tid=1559)

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 03:01

So, Iran out
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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby dwpeate » Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 05:42

This then makes it more disappointing that Divs 1 and 2 couldn't be round robins :(

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 07:05

I didn't notice it

It's hard to find info on Iran's website http://rugbyiran.ir
Not because it's not updated but because the google translation is often fancy, their current date presents a different day and different year compared to us and the text in orange on a white background offered by google translate doesn't help so much...
Anyway, despite some years ago some international news popped up saying that women rugby was banned in Iran, most of the news on Iran website currently are about women. If I correctly interpreted, they are going to play in the West Asia women 7s in Qatar, probably in the same days of the men's ARC III West championship which they forfeited

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby 4N » Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 23:49

Article on Korean rugby’s organizational issues and the talent they possess. A hypothetical squad of 40 players is included, they could be pretty strong but they need somewhere to play (GRR, Top League Challenge etc). It’s pretty clear that they develop the best players in Asia outside of Japan, though.

http://www.asierugby.net/le-grand-gachi ... du-sud.php

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Working Class Rugger » Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 00:34

4N wrote:Article on Korean rugby’s organizational issues and the talent they possess. A hypothetical squad of 40 players is included, they could be pretty strong but they need somewhere to play (GRR, Top League Challenge etc). It’s pretty clear that they develop the best players in Asia outside of Japan, though.

http://www.asierugby.net/le-grand-gachi ... du-sud.php


On r/rugbyunion I mentioned that they are very competitive considering their particularly low playing base. If they could find somewhere to foster the talent they have while expanding their playing base they have the potential to rise in the region very rapidly and challenge Japan. It just needs to something to act a catalyst for it. I know they've been mentioned in by GRR as potential expansion location for the future.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 02:18

I haven't understood one thing: is there a Korean Championship? Hyundai Glovis, POSCO, KEPCO and Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps play only against each other?
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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 07:07

Afghanistan is now an associated member of Asia Rugby, as they announced in the federation's facebook page

Northern Mariana Islands 7s national team had a training in Saipan with the Guam players. Both the teams are expected to play in the Pacific Games (Apia, Samoa, july) and the more experienced Guam is helping the "cousins" in Northern Mariana

(PS: I don't know if Northern Mariana are part of Oceania Rugby or Asia Rugby; considering that Guam is an Asia rugby nation and that Northern Mariana are part of the same archipelago, just more north than Guam, I suppose they could be considered asian too)

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 12:50

ARC Division III West

Doha, Qatar.

Today: Jordan v Qatar
Tues 2nd: Jordan v Lebanon
Fri 5th: Lebanon v Qatar

LEBANON SQUAD: Cyril Irani, Firas El-Chami, Frederick Makhlouf, Ibrahim Ballout, Joseph Touma, Mike Tawk, Mounir Finan, Raymond Finan, Robert Farajala, Rony Bachour, Salem Eldessouki, Sol Mokdad, Tannous Ferris, Tariq Al Khaldi, Anthony Menassa, Benjamin Abood, Imad Chidiac, Karim Jammal (captain), Laurant Zalloum, Lawrence Abood, Ousama Jarouche, Robin Hachace, Steven Pere, Thomas Saliba

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 16:22

Qatar slaughtering Jordan, don't know the score though as it's not onscreen. At least 10 tries to nil. Whether Qatar has any actual Qataris in the team...

65 - 0 apparently with a few more minutes left, and another try just scored.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Loohr » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 16:42

Qatar squad :

Samual Spencer, Abdulaziz Al Dosari, Martin Murray - David Ford, Ismaail El Hatmi - Cameron Bain, Gullermo Villegas Bardo, Patrick Mills - Daniel Henderson, Brook Tremayne - Jermaine Allen, Andor Benyi, Duncan MacFarlane, Bader Bakaddouri, Ryley Douglas. Sub : Andrew Jessup, Diego Mayz, Joseph Goonethilleke, Tom Featherstone, Hamza Saied, Samuel Otieno, Guy Briggs, Abdulaziz Alhanek

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 16:55

Thanks Loohr

Ended 77 - 0 I think.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 21:22

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:Thanks Loohr

Ended 77 - 0 I think.

Details on https://www.macoocoo.com/index.php?r=gr ... e&tid=1559

Thirteen tries and six conversions

Wing Bader BAKADDOURI best scorer with 4 tries

Qatar fielded a player with an antonymic surname, Featherstone : )

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 15:17

Lebanon v Jordan live. It should be an easy win for the lebanese players

Lebanon leading 36-6 at halftime, comments say


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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 17:32

Lebanon v Jordan 69-6, final time

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby dwpeate » Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 19:18

71-6, according to twitter. Why is there always discrepencies when it comes to final scores between minor nations?!

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