Asia Rugby reveals innovative sub-regional seven-way competitions for 2021
In a bid to get back into the game, Asia Rugby announces the decision to adjust the competition schedule for 2021 to introduce five sub-regions to seven competitions offering significant opportunities for participation to all 34 member unions each in its respective sub-regional competition.
This decision is the culmination of an in-depth dialogue between the various branches of Asia Rugby, the Competitions Committee and the Development Committee alongside the Player Welfare Committee and the Medical Committee, in accordance with the guidelines for return to World Rugby game.
Asia Rugby‘s revamped seven-a-side schedule identified the need to not only provide an affordable, cost-effective and fluid international sub-region, but also to use these events to organize training and education courses and activities. face to face.
Mr Vela Tan, Asia Rugby Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Development Committee said: “As Chairman of the Asia Rugby Development Committee, I am really looking forward to seeing our committee develop further staff, officials and coaches in a physical environment ”
He added, “I believe our extensive program of workshops, courses and mentoring sessions will be the catalyst for unions to come back to the game, come back to learn and keep.
Asia Rugby has taken into account all the factors related to the hosting of competitions, but in the best interests of the well-being of the players, the following competitions have been canceled, resulting in a further adjustment of the planned schedule for 2021:
– Asia Rugby Sevens Men’s Trophy
– Asia Rugby Sevens Women Trophy
– Division 3 of Asia Rugby Men
– Division 1 of Asia Women’s Rugby
– Asia Rugby U19 Division 1
– Asia Rugby U19 Division 2
All other tournament dates can be viewed in the updated 2021 calendar
Link >>> Asia Rugby 2021 Calendar
Mr. Asanga Seneviratne, member of the executive committee of Asia Rugby and chairman of the competitions committee, said: “Due to the current global situation, the competitions committee of Asia Rugby has had to re-evaluate the current calendar of competitions for 2021 . “
He added: “In view of the travel restrictions and after taking the advice of the Asia Rugby Players’ Welfare and Medicine Committee, the Asia Rugby Competitions Committee has found that cross-border competitions are under- Regional 7 are the best option for returning to play and for starting the international calendar. “
Stay tuned for more announcements on the new sub-regional rugby sevens competitions in Asia.