Asia Rugby Women’s Championship: 7 Odia players named in Indian Women’s Rugby XVs team


Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels for Odisha, at least seven players from the state have made it to the national representation in the Indian Women’s Rugby XVs team to take part at the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship at Southern Plains Sports Field, Manila, Philippines.

The players are Meerarani Hembram, Rajani Sabar, Laxmipriya Sahoo, Parbati Kisku, Hupi Majhi, Sumitra Nayak and Subhalaxmi Barik.

Rugby India yesterday announced the 26-member squad including seven Odia players for the Indian Women’s Rugby XVs team.

The championship will be held from June 17 to June 23.

The squad was part of 15-day Indian National Training camp held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 2nd to 16th June. The camps were supported by Rugby India, Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha and KIIT.

This championship is one of the qualifier rounds for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be held in New Zealand. The squad which played their international debut last year, will be led by captain Vahbiz Bharucha and face teams of Singapore, Philippines and China.


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