January, 2012 National News
Rugby India kicked off 2012 with the Callaghan Cup – All India National Division-II Tournament held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th January, 2012.
Despite trailing the entire game, Bhubaneshwar secured a spot in the Semi-Finals, with a well worked try to seal the win (10-7) in the dying minutes of the game.
The CUP Finals saw the strong Maharashtra State Police (MSP) team dominate the young and spirited Chennai Cubs 47-3 to win the Callaghan Cup.
Similar Training & Education workshops will be carried out in different parts of the country through the year.
A demonstration match, featuring Under-14 Boys & Girls, to introduce Rugby was conducted by the Western India Rugby Football Union (WIRFU) at Walchandnagar on Sunday 29th January, 2012.
Walchandnagar, a modern township, about 130 km from Pune has a well established residential colony of 2500 houses and 2 schools (both English & Marathi medium) with 3000 students and 120 qualified teachers.
The demo match, witnessed by over 1,000 children, was organized with the aim of introducing Rugby as part of the curriculum in the Walchandnagar Schools.
|Date of Birth:||08/04/1986|
| Position Played: ||Lock / Backrow|
| Club Team: ||Bombay Gymkhana|
|International Debut:||22/06/2004 vs Sri Lanka at the Asian Triangular in Mumbai|
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