Callaghan Cup - All India National Division-II
Callaghan Cup - All India National Division-II Tournament Update:RESULTS OF THE PLATE SEMI FINALS:
1. The experience and sheer commitment of the Young Rugby Club (YRC) team proved too strong for the new and inexperienced Chhattisgarh team (24-07).
2. The strong forward play clubbed with a good display of skill and finesse from the backline saw Delhi Bulls dominate the young and ever improving Kerala teams (45-0)
RESULTS OF THE CUP SEMI FINALS:
1. The first Semi-Final of the CUP proved to be a thriller with Chennai Cubs and Maidan Hazzards going head to head with level scores (6-6) until the stroke of half time. The second half of the game saw the Cubs change gears, adding a few more points and tries to secure their spot in the CUP Finals with a 27-09 win. No credit taken away from the quick and speedy Hazzards as they fought till the final whistle. Armen Makarian scored 22 out of the 27 points for the Chennai Cubs.
2. The second Semi-Final of the CUP was no push over either, despite Maharashtra State Police (MSP) stamping their authority early in the game (17-0). The strong forward play of MSP was matched by the skill and defense of the Bhubaneshwar team. The spirited hosts may have lost the match 27-08 but won the hearts of all with their display of tackling and defense. MSP skipper Avinash Shinde scored 2 tries to ensure his team a birth in the Finals on Saturday.
All the matches were hard fought and though the scorelines may not show it, each team had their fair share of chances as well as possession of the ball.
Saturday 28th Jan, 2012 will witness the Finals of the Callaghan Cup - All India National Division-II Tournament at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
The two finals are:
1. PLATE Final
Delhi Bulls vs YRC
2. CUP Final
MSP vs Chennai Cubs