The ‘Dragons’, as they are known, now control their own destiny after a big win over Malaysia edged them closer to the title.
Unless a minor miracle takes place, Hong Kong will go on to play in the Asia/Oceania play-off against the Cook Islands.
The winner of that two-game series will book themselves a place in the repechage qualifiers for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, being held in Japan.
The new model for the repechage qualifiers will see a tournament take place. It will be played in France and is set to feature four countries.
The repechage will be a round-robin tournament between four teams and will be held during the November test window. Specific dates and locations are yet to be confirmed.
The Cook Islands qualified for the Asia/Oceania play-off after Tahiti fielded two ineligible players in a match last year.
The Cook Islands are set to play the Asia Rugby champions, likely Hong Kong, in a test here in Rarotonga on June 30 at the National Stadium. The match is being highly anticipated and will feature a number of high-calibre players.
Former national player Stan Wright was named head coach of the team in April. The Cook Islands squad is set to be named today.