The two-day tournament got underway in Incheon ©Twitter

Favourites Hong Kong cruised into the quarter-finals of the Asian men's Olympic rugby sevens qualifier in Incheon.

Hong Kong recorded comfortable victories over Malaysia and Chinese Taipei in Pool A to move closer to booking a place at Tokyo 2020.

The Asian Rugby Sevens Series runners-up opened their campaign with a 54-0 thrashing of Malaysia and beat Chinese Taipei by the same scoreline in their second group match at Namdong Asiad Stadium.

Hong Kong will meet Afghanistan in the last eight.

South Korea topped Pool C after beating Afghanistan 19-0 and Sri Lanka 44-7.

They will play Malaysia in the quarter-finals.

China, whose women's team qualified for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo last weekend, won Pool B.

The Chinese team ousted Singapore 33-12, before defeating the Philippines 26-15.

Their opponents in tomorrow's quarter-finals will be Singapore, while Sri Lanka take on the Philippines.

The winner of the tournament will advance directly to the Olympic Games.

Japan, Fiji, United States, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Canada, Britain, Australia and Kenya have already qualified for Tokyo 2020.

Both the runner-up and third-place finisher will advance to the final Olympic qualifier in June, where the final spot will be determined.