Under-17 Boys finish seventh at the Rugby Sevens Qualifiers

Sports Reporter
Monday, 11 September 2017

Pune: The Indian Under-17 Boys Rugby Team finished in seventh place at the Youth Olympic Games Rugby Sevens Qualifiers, which was held at the Tainan  Municipal Stadium, Tainan. Chinese Taipei on 9th- 10th Sepetember 2017.
 

The team participated under the aegis of the Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU),  the governing body for the sport of Rugby in India and was supported by Societe Generale, the financial partner of Rugby India.

Pune: The Indian Under-17 Boys Rugby Team finished in seventh place at the Youth Olympic Games Rugby Sevens Qualifiers, which was held at the Tainan  Municipal Stadium, Tainan. Chinese Taipei on 9th- 10th Sepetember 2017.
 

The team participated under the aegis of the Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU),  the governing body for the sport of Rugby in India and was supported by Societe Generale, the financial partner of Rugby India.

After three successive defeats at the hands of heavyweights Malaysia, Hong Kong & hosts Chinese Taipei, the boys dug deep and defeated a spirited UAE side  to end Day 1 on a high.

The team eventually finished 7th after defeating Laos 24-5 in a thrilling match up.

Japan were crowned Champions of the tournament after defeating Thailand in a one side final by 43-0 and Chinese Taipei secured third place defeating Malaysia  by 40-7.  

A total of ten countries from across Asia including Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, UAE, Uzbekistan , India and hosts Chinese Taipei  participated and fought for top honors at the championships.

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