India register historic maiden victory in girls’s Rugby 15s with win over Singapore

Manila: The Indian girls’s rugby staff claimed a historic first-ever worldwide Rugby 15s victory with a 21-19 win over Singapore to complete third within the Asia Women’s – Division 1 Rugby XVs Championship right here Saturday.

The match was one of many qualifying rounds for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be held in New Zealand.

The Asian match was being held at Southern Plains Sports Field, right here from 19 to 22 June.

In Saturday’s enthralling match towards Singapore, India’s scrum-half Sumitra Nayak kicked a penalty to assert the slim victory within the dying minutes.

Sweety Kumari continued her fantastic type within the match, scoring two first-half tries to set India on technique to victory.

India captain Vahbiz Bharucha then opted for a penalty which was efficiently transformed by Nayak earlier than Annabel Woo Xui Ni scored her second attempt of the match to provide Singapore the lead for the primary time.

Singapore hit again with two tries of their very own, however a 3rd from India left the scores at 15-12.

However with one other penalty, Nayak confidently stepped as much as kick her second profitable effort of the day, which proved decisive within the win.

China gained the match with a 68-Zero victory over hosts Philippines in a one-sided closing.

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