In light of ongoing COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions, Asia Rugby, in full consultation with the Hong Kong Rugby Union and participating unions, have taken the decision not to host the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship on 5, 9 and 13 March in Hong Kong as originally planned.

The Asia Rugby Women’s Championship also acts as a Rugby World Cup 2021 qualification tournament and is contested by Japan, Hong Kong and Kazakhstan. The winner will qualify directly to Rugby World Cup 2021 with the runner-up to play in the RWC 2021 Final Qualification Tournament.  

Asia Rugby, participating unions and World Rugby continue to work closely to determine alternative hosting solutions. 

Further updates will be provided when this process is complete.