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Odisha eves dominate National Rugby
Sportslogon Team June 23rd 2018

Bhubaneswar : Defending champions Odisha asserted their dominance by winning three matches in the second day of the Senior National Rugby Sevens Championship for Men and Women held at Punjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Odisha women edged out Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir by 31-0 and 45-0 respectively in the Pool-1 league round matches to enter the quarterfinal round.. However, skipper Hupi Majhi Jemamani Naik, Meerarani Hembram and Parbati Kisku were scored a try each and guided the team into the semifinals by winning over Delhi by 24-0.

In the semifinal on Sunday, Odisha and West Bengal will face Maharashtra and Bihar respectively.

Odisha women were placed in the Pool-1 along with Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and emerged Pool topper by winning both the matches. Altogether 21 teams has been devided in seven groups to play the league round matches.

Similarly, Odisha men beat Punjab 12-0 to register their back to back wins in Pool-G league matches, While in the inaugural day on Friday, Odisha edged out Manipur by 31-0 to become pool topper. Unfortunately they suffered defeat from Maharashtra by 0-12 in the quarterfinal match.Altogether 25 teams were divided in eight pools to play the league round matches. . .
This news was added and updated on : June 23rd 2018
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