China power to Asia-Pacific Sevens title

(IRB.COM) Monday 28 October 2013
 China power to Asia-Pacific Sevens title
China beat Australia and then Japan to win the Asia-Pacific Sevens. Photo: Andy Campbell, UTP Media

Shanghai Sevens hosts China performed heroics in going unbeaten to win the women's Asia-Pacific Sevens title, beating Japan in the final.

The women’s tournament was played alongside the Shanghai Sevens at the Yuanshen Stadium in Pudong and the Chinese won all six of their matches, including a hard-fought pool victory against defending champions Australia, a semi-final win against Samoa and a final energy-sapping victory against their great rivals from Japan.

Australia were using the tournament as a warm-up event for some of their players ahead of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, which kicks off with round one at the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens and they finished on a high beating Samoa 29-7 to take the plate.

Hong Kong finished strongly to beat Papua New Guinea 27-10 and claim the Bowl.

The day belonged to the hosts China, though, who proved how quickly their development in Rugby Sevens is gathering pace.

Full results - Asia-Pacific Women's Sevens

Round robin
Japan 5-22 China
Samoa 5-19 Australia
Hong Kong 33-14 PNG
Japan 34-7 PNG
Samoa 20-0 Hong Kong
Australia 12-26 China
Japan 29-5 Samoa
Hong Kong 5-32 Australia
PNG 0-45 China
Japan 26-7 Hong Kong
Samoa 7-24 China
PNG 7-31 Australia
Japan 12-29 Australia
Samoa 14-17 PNG
Hong Kong 14-19 China

Cup Semi-finals
China 28-10 Samoa
Australia 14-29 Japan

Bowl final
Hong Kong 27-10 PNG

Plate final
Samoa 7-29 Australia

Cup final
China 29-10 Japan


Round 1
04-05 Dec 2014

Venue: 7he Sevens
City: Dubai
Capacity: 50,000

Series Standings
1New ZealandNew Zealand96
  • Rachel Crothers of Australia
  • Dubai Sevens Final - Australia v New Zealand
  • Cup winners Australia