Thailand win 5th SEA 7s

Thailand won the South East Asia 7s in Singapore on Friday.

Published by John Birch, May 3rd, 2024

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Thailand win 5th SEA 7s

Thailand lifted the South East Asia 7s the title for the firth time during a break in the HSBC SVNS tournament.

The “SEA 7s” is an important opportunity for some of the smaller teams in the region –such as Laos – to get to play in an international tournament without having to meet significant travel costs, but in practice Thailand and Singapore dominate. This was the fifth time the competition had been played and for the fifth time Thailand beat Singapore in the final.

All matches other than the final were played on Thursday at the Jurong West Stadium in Singapore. Malaysia and Indonesia returned for the first time since 2017 allowing the competition to expand to two pools of three. The first round of pool games then saw Indonesia beat Philippines – the former’s first ever win in the competition and performed well against Singapore in the final pool game, however they were unable to stop the hosts winning the game, the pool and a place in Friday’s final.

Thailand cruised through in the other pool to meet Singapore in the final at the National Stadium, which they won comfortably.


Pool C: Laos 0-24 Malaysia; Thailand 21-5 Malaysia; Thailand 59-0 Laos

Pool D: Indonesia 20-0 Philippines; Singapore 25-0 Philippines; Singapore 15-5 Indonesia

5th Place: Philippines 15-5 Laos

3rd Place: Indonesia 5-38 Malaysia

Final: Singapore 0-42 Thailand