Indian women’s rugby team to play in Thailand

May 29th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, May 29 (ANI): Indian Rugby Union has announced its first ever women’s rugby national squad to take part in the Asian Women’s Rugby 7s Tournament to be played at Pattaya in Thailand.

The Asian Women’s Rugby 7s tourney will be played on May 30 and 31.

The 13-member squad is led by Pune’s Avani Sabade and coached by Fiji’s Usaia Buimuiwai.

Avani Sabade, captain, women’s rugby team, said that the team is well prepared for the tournament.

“There is pressure definitely. But, I will try my best to see to it that all the players perform well. This is what I will try for,” said Avani Sabade.

“I am feeling very nice. I never thought I would be selected in the Indian team. I am feeling very nice,” said Jashobani Pradhan, a player.

India has been placed in Pool C of the second division with Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.The other teams in the top division are: Thailand, Kazakhstan, China, Hong Kong, Arabian Gulf, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, Iran and Guam. (ANI)

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