Saturday, June 12, 2010

RUGBY TOURNAMENT: Asia Nations Div.3

Finals Day in Jakarta

Iran v Pakistan

The final of the Asia Nations Division sees neighbours Iran and Pakistan battle for the honour of promotion to Division 2 for 2011. Iran has the better record and played well to win against Guam Wednesday.

Previous Encounters
06.11.2007 Iran 32-3 in Colombo (Asiad Shield)
18.08.2007 Iran 22-11 in Lahore (Iran's first test match)

GWC Rugby Rankings
Asia Table-Iran 14th, Pakistan 15th
IRB Rankings do not apply

Prediction: Iran by 15 points and head to Division 2 in 2011.

Teams not available

Playoff 3rd-4th
Guam v Indonesia

Tricky one this game. Guam won easily last year but Indonesia played well against Pakistan Wednesday.

Previous Encounter
01.07.2009 Guam 23-3 in Manilla (Asia Nations Div.3, Semi-final)

GWC Rugby Rankings
Asia Table-Guam 16th, Indonesia 17th

Prediction: Guam by 7 points, and hosts Indonesia head down to division 4 for 2011.

Teams not available

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