All India Women`s Rugby 7`s Invitational Tournament

Updated: Aug 18, 2010, 22:06 PM IST

Bangalore: Bangalore is all set to play host
to its first All India Women`s Rugby 7`s Invitational
Tournament featuring eight teams, including six of the top
club sides in India, on August 21 and 22.

The eight participating teams include Indian Probables,
Indian Possibles, Bangalore, Pune, Jungle Crows (Kolkata),
Mumbai, Maharashtra Police, and Chennai.

The `Probables` and `Possibles` teams comprises of
players who could make the cut for the national team which
will participate at the 2010 Asian Games scheduled in

Talking about the tournament, Pramod Khanna, President of
Rugby India said, "India has been a late entrant on the
women`s rugby scene. Despite that, we have done very well in
the short time, which is reflected in our 11th ranking in the
Asian circuit."

"I believe that we are strong contenders to win some
silverware at the Asian Games scheduled in November in China
and tournaments like these act as a good platform for scouting
talent and providing match practice to the players," he said.