Nepal to host Asia Rugby U20 Sevens
Karhmandu — Nepal is hosting the Asia Rugby U20 Men’s and Women’s Sevens from August 19-20.
Asia Rugby is organizing the tournament and Nepal Rugby Association (NRA) is managing the tournament. Organising a press meet in Kathmandu on Wednesday, NRA informed that the event will be hosted at Dasharath Stadium. Seven countries are participating in men’s category, and three countries are vying in women’s section, The Rising Nepal reports.
Nepal, India, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and Uzbekistan will take part in men’s category while Nepal, Thailand and Malaysia will compete in women’s category, said the NRA General Secretary Govinda Ghimire.
This is the second time Nepal is hosting international rugby tournament. Nepal hosted Asia Rugby U-18 Sevens last year.
Winning team will bag the Asia rugby trophy. The budget for the event is estimated around Rs 7.2 million. The winner of the tournament will lift the Asia Rugby Trophy.
Nepali national men’s and women’s U20 teams are training in closed camp in Pokhara since June 30.
NRA said that Sri Lankan Coach Bijelath Sen is coaching the team. “The training is very effective and the team will get good results,” said Ghimire.