Two wins over Japan, a tournament victory and a spot in next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens – the final round of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series could not have gone much better for Hong Kong.
The 2017 Asia Rugby Sevens Series is the tenth edition of Asia's continental sevens tournament. The lower-tier Trophy tournament hosted in Qatar served as a qualifier, with the top team qualifying for the main series hosted in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Sri Lanka. The top two teams that are not already core teams on the Sevens World Series will earn qualification to the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens for a chance to earn core team status for the following World Series. In addition, the 2017 edition of the Asian series serves as qualification to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, with the top two teams qualifying.