7 September 2017 – Latest news from Asia Rugby shows that Malaysia is in Group A. This came after the error from Asia Rugby regarding the seeding as that contributes to the placement in the group. Malaysia initially in Group B alongside Japan.
Asia Youth Game Winners, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan are in the first 3 seed. Malaysia, the Philippines and the tournament host, Chinese Taipei is in the Band 1 based on their senior team participants in the Asia Rugby Sevens Series.
The final 4 teams are in the Band 2. The latest group after they re-conducted the draw are as follow:
Hong Kong – 1
Malaysia – 4
Chinese Taipei – 5
United Arab Emirates – 8
India – 9
Thailand – 2
Japan – 3
Philippines – 6
Uzbekistan – 7
Laos – 10
Malaysia will have the first match against India while their last group match will be on the second day against the United Arab Emirates.
The team flies to Chinese Taipei earlier this morning.
Photos from Malaysia Rugby group