Rugby China women qualify for Olympic Games in style

China women qualify for Olympic Games in style


Chinese women qualify for Olympic Games in style, China beat Hong Kong 33-0 in the final of Asia Rugby Women's Olympic qualification to book their place with the world's elite at next year's Olympic Games.

It was a weekend to remember for China, who conceded just one try all weekend in their five matches, resulting in them becoming the second Asian side to qualify for Tokyo.

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With Japan guaranteed a place as hosts, China is now also guaranteed a place with their victory. Hong Kong and Kazakhstan, beating Thailand 17-14 in the playoffs in third place, are taking on the global re-release, with 12 teams competing for a final spot.

Keyi Chen scored two tries in the final and took her into the weekend to nine – an incredible tournament for the speedster.

World Rugby Council member Ada Milby, who also played for the Philippines in China, said she wishes all Asian representatives the best in Tokyo.

"First congratulations to China, they really beamed this weekend," Milby said.

"With guaranteed Asia two sides in Tokyo and added to the face that the games are in Asia and we have just had an incredible first Rugby World Cup ever in Asia, I look forward to seeing the continued development of rugby in the region."

The Philippines finished the weekend in seventh with a win over Corsea while Sri Lanka won the record and ended in fifth place after Dulani Pallikkondage scored twice in a 33-12 win over Singapore.

All eyes now turn to Korea, where the men's qualification takes place in two weeks.


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