India look to make mark at Asia Rugby U18 Sevens Championship

Jan 8, 2024 | Blog

Kathmandu [Nepal], December 11 (ANI): The Indian Rugby U/18 teams are all set to compete for the coveted annual Asia Rugby U/18 Sevens Championship held in Kathmandu, Nepal starting on Sunday.

The tournament is organized by Asia Rugby and it is the first time that the U18 Indian boy’s team is participating in an event of this stature.

“After the pandemic, 2022 has been the year every rugby playing Asian country has waited for. It has been a very good year for Indian rugby with our senior Women, and our U20 Women garnering silver in their respective Asian Tournaments. The girls have already competed at this level and secured the silver last time – we are all looking to better that, and for the boys who have not yet gotten a chance, this is their shot to put the team on the Asian map. I wish both teams the very best – play hard, play happy!” said Rahul Bose, President of Rugby India as the team departed.

In preparation for this tournament, a national camp was held for both teams at Balewadi, Pune, in the month of November. The objective of the camp was to facilitate a high-performance program directed towards the holistic development of IRFU Players, enabling them to raise the bar at the Asia Rugby Level.