Back to the full schedule, a captivating year of rugby on show: Asia Rugby headlines 2023 calendar
- After the pandemic disruptions, the Asia rugby team is preparing to return to the full schedule
- 5 major Sevens events scheduled for 2023
- The All-Asia Women’s Rugby XV returns, with the top tier featuring 4 teams
- Rugby 7 will appear at the Asian Games in September
- The independent Rugby Asia Qualifying Event for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics is scheduled to take place in November
- The Rugby 7s’ under-18 and under-20 age groups continue from last year
Asia Rugby has published its full schedule for 2023 with over 22 international and regional events.
This year, Asia will host five major Sevens events, along with three legs of the World Rugby Sevens series.
first half of Asia Rugby Almanac It is dedicated to Fifteen Rugby and teams with Asia Rugby Division Three West. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in 2022, but was postponed due to political instability in Iran. The only match between Iran and Qatar will now be played in the United Arab Emirates on the 10thy in February 2023, with the winner promoted to the third division. The tournament gives regional Division Three union teams a path to the top tier of the Rugby League Asia Championship, also giving all unions in Asia a chance to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.
prime minister Men’s Rugby Asia Championship It will include Hong Kong, Korea and Malaysia and will be held in June. The Asia Rugby Men’s Division I and Division II are scheduled to take place in May.
The AFC Women’s Rugby Championship will be played in two tiers and forge a path to the long-awaited WXV Rugby World Championship. The top team Asia 1 will compete at WXV 2 and the runner-up at WXV 3.
August will see the sevens season kick off with the Asia Rugby Sevens Series – Round 1 on August 19 and 20, with all eyes on the pinnacle of Asia’s multi-sport event ASIAD. The Rugby 7s event will feature 12 or 16 teams (ongoing discussion with the Organizing Committee), with all teams vying for the praise. Asian Games Silverware in Hangzhou, China from 24y September to the 26thy September. The second round of Asian Rugby Sevens Series It will take place on the 28th and 29th of October.
The Asia Rugby Sevens Championship will once again feature the top 8 women’s and men’s teams, and the Asia Rugby Sevens Cup will award Asian team credits to compete in October.
The fifth Asia Rugby Championship to be hosted by Asia Rugby in 2023 will be the 2024 Paris Summer Rugby Asia Qualifiers the Olympics As a stand-alone tournament for men and women.
The AFC Rugby schedule also includes seven and fifteen age team tournaments, including the AFC U20 Men’s and Women’s Rugby Championships in November, and the AFC U18 Boys’ and Girls’ Rugby Championships in September.
Finally, the prestigious HSBC 7S World Premier League World Rugby Championship, showcasing the talents of the world’s best sevens teams and athletes, will stage three tournaments in Asia – Dubai 7sthe Hong Kong 7s and the Singapore 7s.
The 2023 World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series will see two men’s and women’s combined three-day events taking place at Markotter Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 20-22 and 28-30 April 2023.
All Asia Rugby tournaments will be broadcast live in real time and will be available for free streaming across the continent on the Asia Rugby and member unions social media platforms.
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