Rugby India is pleased to announce that the dates for the All India Under 20 national Championships have been set for June 17th - June 21th at the Bombay Gymkhana in Mumbai.
This year the tournament will feature 16 teams from around India playing 15s over 5 days.
Last years winner Delhi will have the top ranking in a tournament that is turning out be be very sought after and keenly anticipated.
Selection of a Rugby India Under 20 National Training squad for the Asin Under 20 Championships to be played later in the year will made after the tournament.
Teams wishing to register their interest/participation should contact Rugby India at firstname.lastname@example.org
The All India Under 20s 7's tournament shall be played later in the year.
Army Ambala win 15 to 7 points against Delhi Lions.
Callaghan Cup Tournament Day 5 - 8th April
Magicians win 51 to nil against Jammu Kashmir.
Magicians now play the losers final against LMOB on 11th April 09.
Ambala Army win 29 to nil against Maidan Hazards.
Delhi Lions win 46 to 6 against Orissa. It will be a Ambala Army vs. Delhi Lions in the Callaghan Cup Final and both teams will be promoted to the 2009 All India Division 1 to be played in September in Mumbai
New Club team Maidan Hazzards will take on the more experienced Orissa to determine the all important third place. The winner to join Ambala Army and Delhi Lions in the top Division.
Orissa win by 27 to 8 against Pune.
1st half of the game witnessed good rugby by both the teams with Pune opening the score with a penalty kick. Orissa were forced to play a forwards game with their heavier pack receiving strong resistance from the Pune lads. It paid dividends with the backs providing ideal support to their Orissa forwards hard work and getting 2 tries failing to convert both. Orissa in the second half took the initative in the same manner increasing their tally inspite of strong defence put on by the Pune team. Pune salvaged a try towards the closing stages of the game. The younger Pune lads played their hearts out and shall benifit a lot from their performances.
Army Ambala win 22 to 8 against Delhi Bulls.
The best game so far with fewer faults. A totally hard fought; fantastic defence and attack, good tackling, planned strategies and free play were witnessed by both the teams. Ambala army gained advantage of their tall and heavy pack they possessed. Interaction between forwards and backs were very good. Delhi Bulls created wonderful opportunities but lacked at the finish on many occasions. They had the do or die attitude till the end. Ambala army was made to really sweat hard as Delhi was leading the 1st half by 8 points to nil. 2nd half the events changed with successive tries being scored and maintained scoring till the end of 2nd half keeping Delhi Bulls at bay. Great match and now we shall witness competitive main plate semis.