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  Odisha clinch Callaghan Cup National Rugby XVs double
BHUBANESWAR,08 Sep 2019 (Team Orisports)
 

Odisha achieved a creditable double, winning both the Cup and Plate in the Callaghan Cup All India National Division-2 Rugby XVs Championship, which was organised by Chandigarh Rugby Football Association at Punjab University, Chandigarh from 3 to 8 September, 2019.

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) men clinched the double when they were crowned Cup champions, defeating Delhi Rebels 13-8 in the final today. Led by international Muna Murmu, KISS qualified for the final, defeating Bhubaneswar Rugby Football Club 20-5 and Haryana Warriors 45-0.

 

Earlier, Bhubaneswar RFC emerged Plate winners, getting the better Punjab 17-5 yesterday. Bhubaneswar RFC reached the Plate final, defeating Tiger Hurricanes 10-5 in quarterfinals and Young Rebels 20-0 in the semifinals.

KISS TEAM: Alekh Murmu, Mahadev Santa, Ajay Oram, Narasingh Marndi, Chakradhara Sing, Suguda Majhi, Samir Mallick, Hadidhangada Majhi, Rajkishore Patra, Nunaram Hansdah, Birsabir Marndi, Sarbeswar Murmu, Karunakar Murmu, Nagarjun Bhoi, Priyaranjan Mallick, Prakash Chandra Soy, Laxman Soren, Gajendra Baskey. Coaches: Gouranga Jamuda, Bikash Chandra Murmu, Muna Murmu.

BRFC TEAM: Kumar Rakesh Mishra, Manaranjan Barik, Divyaranjan Dalai, Kartik Kumar Singh, Ajaya Kumar Pradhan, Sriram Soren, Abhisek Behera, Lokonath Majhi, Sasank Sekhar Tripathi, Biswjit Biswal, Ratnakar Hembram, Bikranta Kumar Rauta, Bibhuti Bhusan Sethi, Balaram Natak, Chandan Singh, Binaya Bachan Hembram, Balaram Sahu, Ratikanta Sahoo, Gopal Murmu, Manoranjan Malik, Dharmendra Kumar Das. Head coach: Manas Kumar Jena; Assistant coach: Dhiren Kumar Rout; Manager: Rakesh Kumar Srichandan.
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TOP: KISS men celebrate after being crowned Callaghan Cup champions in Chandigarh on 8 September, 2019.
RIGHT: Bhubaneswar RFC team that emerged Callaghan Cup Plate winners in Chandigarh on 7 September, 2019.

 
   

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