9 Odia Players in Indian Women’s 15-A-Side Rugby Squad


Report by Avilash Panigrhi, Bhubaneswar: Nine female Rugby players from Odisha, Meera Rani Hembram, Sanjukata Munda, Laxmipriya Sahu, Subhalaxmi Barik, Bhagyalaxmi Barik, Sumitra Nayak, Hupi Majhi, Rajani Sabar and Pravati Kiskuhave been picked in the National team squad for or Asia Women 15-A-Side Rugby Championships Scheduled to be held at Queenstown Stadium, Singapore from 2nd June to 8th June.

The 26 -member women’s squad for the prestigious competition was announced by Rugby India Tuesday.


Indian national women’s rugby team is now prepared for its first-ever competitive match in the long format of rugby. After playing in Rugby Sevens for nine years, the women’s team is making its international debut in 15-a-side rugby with a tri-nation tournament in Singapore.


India will face-off against hosts Singapore in the opening game of the Asia Rugby Women’s Championships Div I on June 2. They next take on the Philippines on June 5, and the tournament concludes with a clash between Singapore and Philippines on June 8.