SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Third-place South Korea will look to plow their way through Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines at the second round of the 2017 Asia Rugby Seven Series this weekend.
South Korea is slotted into Pool B and will look to improve upon its third-place finish from the first round, which was held in Hong Kong on September 1 and 2.
Held at Incheon Namdong Asiad Rugby Field, the game of rugby sevens – a form of rugby where each side fields seven players in two seven-minute halves instead of the typical 15 players in two 40-minute halves – will play a part in determining who moves on to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
After the final third round that is to be held in Sri Lanka on October 13 and 14, the two teams with the most points will be given world cup berths.
The women’s national team will also take the field this weekend and take on Hong Kong, China and Sri Lanka in that order.
After conducting off-season training in China, the well-prepared women’s team is a dark horse candidate to upset heavily favored Hong Kong.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)