Singapore men’s and women’s rugby teams win Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy

The competition featured 12 teams in the men’s division and seven in the women’s.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 12 August 2022, 6:02 PM

Both the Singapore men’s and women’s rugby teams were crowned as the champions of the Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy on Aug 7 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The regional tournament, which took place from Aug 6 to 7, featured 12 competing countries in the men’s division and seven in the women’s.

In the men’s division, Singapore were placed in Group A alongside Brunei and Indonesia. After finishing top of the group with a 62-0 win over Brunei and a 40-7 win over Indonesia, Singapore advanced to the quarter finals where they beat Jordan 41-0.

They later beat Thailand 41-0 in the Semi Finals, before securing the trophy with a 19-5 victory over Afghanistan in the Finals.

Singapore’s Felix Cornelio Ducourneau was also crowned as the player with the most top conversions of 16, and Sean Andriesz had the most top tries of seven.

In the women’s division of the competition, Singapore finished top of their group following a 38-0 win over Nepal and a 24-14 win over Indonesia.

After beating the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 15-10 in the semi finals, the team then beat India 17-5 in the finals to secure the trophy.

The Singapore men’s and women’s win in the Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy earned them the qualification to the Asia Rugby Sevens Series, which is the most prestigious rugby sevens tournament in Asia.

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