Kazakhstan regain Asian Sevens title
Scrum.com
April 29, 2007

Kazakhstan regained the Asian Women's Rugby Sevens title testerday, beating Japan 25-0 in the Final at the Doha Rugby Football Centre.

Kazakhstan proved too good on the day for the Japanese team and won back the title they lost to China last year. Tries from Amina Amrayeva, Farida Kalen and Olga Kumanikina sealed the victory.

"Our aim was to rotate the players through the two days of the competition so that all of them could be fresh for each of the matches. The strategy paid off as none of the players were tired. We definitely deserved to win the final as we played a superior game," said Kazakhstan coach Valeriy Popov.

"We tried our best but could not beat our superior opponents" admitted Japanese coach Miho Enosawa. "Kazakhstan had superior passing skills and won the close battles against our players.

"This is however an enriching experience for the young players of our team and this will help them in the future".

In the Plate final, Thailand thrashed hosts AGRFU 50-0.

In the Bowl final Hong Kong beat Singapore 5-0.

In the Shield final Uzbekistan beat Sri Lanka 19-5.

Final positions: 1. Kazakhstan; 2. Japan; 3. Thailand; 4. AGRFU; 5. Hong Kong; 6. Singapore; 7. Uzbekistan; 8. Sri Lanka.

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