UPDATE2: Rugby: Japan women win Hong Kong Asian 7s

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22:38 3 Sep 2016

TOKYO, Sept. 3, Kyodo

The Sakura Sevens won a large esteem on Saturday, capturing a women’s championship during a Hong Kong Sevens, a initial eventuality of a 2016 Asian Rugby Sevens Series.

The women kick Thailand in a crater semifinal 43-0 before defeating China 14-7. The men, however, slumped to a fifth-place finish. After losing dual of their 3 pool games on Friday, a group degraded Taiwan 10-5 in a image semifinal and knocked off Singapore 7-0 in a image final.

In a scintillating women’s final, Japan were forced to come from behind. But tries from Chiharu Nakamura (named contest MVP) and a equally superb Mayu Shimizu eventually saw a Sakura Sevens home.

“We unequivocally set a customary opposite Hong Kong and built a movement from there,” pronounced Japan brazen Mateitoga Bogidrauma. “We unequivocally exercised a teamwork during a warm-up and off a field. Mayu Shimizu was a mount out performer for a team.”


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