Asia U-18 Rugby Championship: China beats Hong Kong to lift trophy
Bhubaneswar: China defeated Hong Kong 28-5 to become the champion of the 3rd Asia Rugby U18 Girls Sevens Championship at Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
While hosts India finished fourth in the tournament after losing to Thailand 25-5, Qatar beat the Philippines 15-10 to win the Plate competition.
Likewise, UAE beat Sri Lanka 22-0 to finish seventh and Laos won all three of their matches in the round robin to lift the Bowl title beating Nepal 30-0, Chinese Taipei 32-0 and Bangladesh 51-0.
Odisha Governor Ganesi Lal, who graced the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest, gave away the champions trophy, while former rugby player and Bollywood star Rahul Bose presented the runner-up trophy and Sports and Youth Services Secretary Vishal Dev gave the prizes to the third place holder Thailand.