4 December 2019 – A new timetable for rugby at 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines was released yesterday. This is due to the withdrawal of a team in the Men category.
Cambodia will not take part in the men category. The withdrawal was confirmed as the new schedule is now available. There is no update on the reason for the withdrawal.
6 teams will still be competing for the men category. They will, however, have a match less in the round-robin. 18 matches for both men and women will take place on the 7th while the remaining 18 will be on the second day. All the matches are being scheduled to take place at Clark Parade Ground, Clark.
Malaysia men will start the tournament against Indonesia with the host, the Philippines will be the last team for them to face in the round-robin. As for women, the national team will face the Philippines first with Indonesia being the last match. The top two teams in each category will play in the final for while 3rd and 4th will play for the bronze medal match.