Korea 15-a-side rugby team, Asian Rugby Championship runner-up
The Korea Rugby Association announced on the 18th that the Korean national 15-man rugby team lost 10-30 to Hong Kong at the Asian Rugby Championship held in Hong Kong on the 17th (hereafter Korean time) and took second place.
On the 18th, the Korea Rugby Association said, “The national team gave Hong Kong a first goal through a penalty kick in the first minute of the game, and then gave a try while Jang Yong-heung was out for 10 minutes due to a warning, and was pulled to 0-8. Kim Ki-min in the 18th minute of the first half Korea, who scored the first point with this penalty kick, allowed an additional try right before the end of the first half, ending the first half with a score of 3-13. However토토사이트, in the 25th minute of the second half, Jang Yong-heung, who received a forward kick pass from Jeong Yeon-shik, made use of his speed and succeeded in a try, burning the will to chase. Then, Kim Ki-min succeeded in a conversion kick to make the score 10-18, with a score difference of 8 points. However, in the 31st minute of the second half, Hong Kong gave an additional try and allowed a penalty try 4 minutes before the end, and lost with a final score of 10-30. Korea has been the runner-up for the fourth time in a row since 2018. Hong Kong won the tournament for the fourth time in a row, and Malaysia (2 losses) came in third.”
Choi Yun, president of the Korea Rugby Association, said, “Although today’s game was unfortunately lost, I would like to thank the players who did their best until the final whistle.” I saw the hope of regaining the title. I am grateful for the warm encouragement of overseas Koreans toward our national team in every international competition. The schedule of the 15-person rugby team has been completed, but we ask for your interest and support for the remaining schedule of the 7-person rugby team, including the Asian Games and Olympic regional qualifiers.”
Coach Lee Myung-geun said, “The players have improved a lot thanks to the guidance of Coach Yoo Young-nam, who joined the national team ahead of this tournament, and Kim Gwang-sik, who took the position as scrum coach. It will be a good experience for the players and the entire team.”
Captain Roh Ok-ki said, “Today, while Hong Kong showed a good performance during the line-out, we made a lot of mistakes.”