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RugbyU: Japan beat South Korea to take Asian Five Nations

Defending champions Japan trounced South Korea 65-5 on Saturday to win the Asian Five Nations tournament for the sixth year running. Japan, who defeated the Philippines 121-0 and Hong Kong 38-0, picked up an unbeatable 18 points from their three wins, ahead of Hong Kong and South Korea on six points apiece and the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines on zero. Teams receive five points for a win, three for a draw, and one bonus point each for a loss within seven points, or by scoring four or more tries.

RugbyU: Koreans smash UAE in Asian Five Nations

South Korea started their Asian Five Nations campaign with one of their biggest ever wins on Friday when they demolished UAE 75-10 to go joint top of the table. The Koreans, who had a bye during last week's opening fixtures, poured on the pain for the UAE team to draw level with Hong Kong and mighty Japan with six points after one game. The victory was South Korea's second biggest in the competition after their 87-17 rout of Kazakhstan last year, and was on a par with their 65-0 win over Singapore in 2009.

RugbyU: Asian Five Nations result - Japan 121 Philippines 0

Result from a game between Japan and the Philippines in the Asian Five Nations rugby tournament on Saturday: Japan 121 Philippines 0 Scorers Japan - Tries: Takuma Asahara, Kensuke Hatakeyama, Michael Broadhurst, Kenki Fukuoka (2), Harumichi Tatekawa (2), Male Sau (2), Ayumu Goromaru, Yusuke Aoki, Masataka Mikami, Hitoshi Ono (2), Shinya Makabe, Ryu Koliniasi Holani (2), Hirotoki Onozawa. Conversions: Ayumu Goromaru (14). Penalty: Ayumu Goromaru. Philippines - nil. afp

RugbyU: Unbeaten Japan go for youth in Five Nations

Japan will use the Asian Five Nations to groom players for the next World Cup and the 2019 edition on home soil after five trophies in five years left the outcome of this year's tournament in little doubt. With 20 bonus-point wins in 20 outings, the regional event has struggled to provide meaningful competition for ambitious Japan, who are hoping to break into the sport's top 10 in the next two years.

Rugby U: Fiji beat Wales to win Hong Kong Sevens

Defending champions Fiji fought back to beat a valiant Wales 26-19 in the Hong Kong Sevens final on Sunday, taking the title for a record 14th time. The sixth and most high-profile tournament of the nine-leg HSBC World Series saw Wales, who were appearing in their first series final, dominate the first half and go into the break 19-0 up. But the Fijian powerhouse, who crushed fellow titans New Zealand in the semi-finals, stormed back with a hat trick of tries from Osea Kolinisau. lm/ia

RugbyU: Results from Hong Kong Sevens

Group results from Hong Kong Sevens tournament on Saturday: Pool A Wales bt Argentina 19-14 Australia bt South Africa 21-12 Australia bt Argentina 12-5 South Africa bt Wales 31-0 Pool B France bt USA 21-19 New Zealand bt Kenya 31-7 Kenya bt France 19-17 New Zealand bt USA 24-12 Pool C Scotland bt England 14-5 Portugal bt Samoa 14-10 England bt Portugal 22-7 Samoa drew with Scotland 12-12 Pool D Fiji bt Spain 22-12 Canada bt Hong Kong 14-12 Spain bt Hong Kong 28-14

RugbyU: USA sprint ace lights up Hong Kong Sevens

He only picked up the oval ball for the first time last summer but American Carlin Isles, already dubbed the "fastest man in world rugby", is one of the players fans most want to watch at the Hong Kong Sevens. A former US top 40 100-metre sprinter with a personal best time of 10.13 seconds, Isles contacted USA Rugby last year to ask for a game after watching sevens online. And although he had never played before, he showed such promise that he was given a spot on this season's Sevens World Series team.

RugbyU: Jamaica debut at Hong Kong Sevens

While the titans of international rugby slug it out at the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend, Jamaica are hoping their first outing at the tournament will put the game on the map back home. In a nation lauded for its cricket, athletics and football prowess, rugby is a fledgling but growing sport with an increasing fan base, says Jamaica coach Conroy O'Malley.
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