South Korea national rugby union team (sevens)

South Korea national rugby union team (sevens)

The South Korea national rugby union sevens is a minor national sevens side. They regularly take part in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, and have competed in the Hong Kong Sevens since the 1980s.[1] In 1989, veteran rugby commentator Bill McLaren mentions them in an article on the Hong Kong Sevens, saying that their team had players three players surnamed Kim, and two surnamed Hong, and that he was grateful that he did not have to broadcast all the names, as he had trouble remembering them correctly.[2]

Contents

  • Hong Kong Sevens results 1
  • Singer Sri Lankan Airlines Rugby 7's 2
  • Rugby at the 1998 Asian Games 3
  • Rugby at the 2002 Asian Games 4
  • Rugby at the 2006 Asian Games 5
  • Current Squad 6
  • References 7

Hong Kong Sevens results

Year Venue Cup Plate
Winner Final Score Runner-up Winner Runner-up
1982
Details
Government Stadium
Australia
18-14
Scottish Border Club

South Korea

Japan
1983
Details
Government Stadium
Australia
14-4
Fiji

South Korea

Canada
1991
Details
Government Stadium
Fiji
18-14
New Zealand

Argentina

South Korea
1994
Details
Hong Kong Stadium
New Zealand
32-20
Australia

South Korea

Hong Kong
1998
Details
Hong Kong Stadium
Fiji
28-19

Singer Sri Lankan Airlines Rugby 7's

Year Cup Plate Bowl
1999  South Korea  Malaysia  India
2000  Chinese Taipei  Japan  Thailand
2001  Chinese Taipei  Denmark  Czech Republic
2002  Portugal  South Korea  Hong Kong
2003  Kenya  Sri Lanka  Arabian Gulf
2004  Japan  Sri Lanka  Kazakhstan
2005  Japan  Sri Lanka  Arabian Gulf
2006  South Korea  Thailand  Malaysia
2007  Hong Kong  China  India
2008

Rugby at the 1998 Asian Games

Group A matches -

Team Pts Pld W L PW PL
 South Korea 9 3 3 0 113 12
 Chinese Taipei 7 3 2 1 78 54
 Kazakhstan 5 3 1 2 31 108
 Sri Lanka 3 3 0 3 26 74
December 7
South Korea  56 – 0  Kazakhstan
Chinese Taipei  28 – 12  Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka  14 – 17  Kazakhstan
South Korea  28 – 12  Chinese Taipei
South Korea  29 – 0  Sri Lanka
Chinese Taipei  38 – 14  Kazakhstan
Semi-finals Final
December 8
  South Korea  28  
  Thailand  10  
 
December 8
      South Korea  29
    Japan  14
Third place
December 8 December 8
  Japan  14   Thailand  19
  Chinese Taipei  0     Chinese Taipei  5

Rugby at the 2002 Asian Games

Group A matches -

Team Pts Pld W L PW PL
 South Korea 9 3 3 0 115 24
 Thailand 7 3 2 1 62 47
 Sri Lanka 5 3 1 2 33 89
 Malaysia 3 3 0 3 24 74
September 30
South Korea  31 – 5  Malaysia
Thailand  26 – 7  Sri Lanka
Malaysia  5 – 24  Thailand
South Korea  49 – 7  Sri Lanka
South Korea  35 – 12  Thailand
Malaysia  14 – 19  Sri Lanka
Semi-finals Final
October 1
  South Korea  24  
  Japan  7  
 
October 1
      South Korea  33
    Chinese Taipei  21
Third place
October 1 October 1
  Chinese Taipei  19   Japan  14
  Thailand  0     Thailand  17

Rugby at the 2006 Asian Games

Group A matches -

Team Pts Pld W L GW GL
 South Korea 6 2 2 0 63 7
 Hong Kong 4 2 1 1 33 42
 Thailand 2 2 0 2 21 68
December 10
South Korea  21 – 7  Hong Kong
Thailand  21 – 26  Hong Kong
South Korea  42 – 0  Thailand
December 10
Chinese Taipei  82 – 0  Qatar
Japan  58 – 0  Qatar
Chinese Taipei  7 – 24  Japan

Current Squad

Squad to 2011 Hong Kong Sevens

  • Yeon Kwon-woo
  • Kim Jeong-min
  • Mun Sang-yong
  • Park Wan-yong
  • Hong Jun-ki
  • Choi Si-won
  • Kim Won-yong
  • Ping Woo-fo
  • Oh Seng-joung
  • Lee Seong-bae
  • Oh Youn-hyung
  • Joun Chi-do
  • Ming Lo-jun
  • Kim Sung-soo

References

  • McLaren, Bill A Visit to Hong Kong in Starmer-Smith, Nigel & Robertson, Ian (eds) The Whitbread Rugby World '90 (Lennard Books, 1989),
  1. ^ McLaren, p70
  2. ^ McLaren, p74