Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated India women’s rugby team for their first-ever international 15s win on Saturday.
The historic win came against Singapore in the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship Division 1 as India won 21-19.
“Congratulate Rugby India Women’s team on the historic and the very first Rugby 15s international win. India has truly arrived in the game and future looks very bright for our girls. Wish them my best”, the Odisha CM tweeted.
India’s scrum-half Sumitra Nayak handed India the win after kicking a penalty in the dying minutes of the match. The victory helped India finish third in the tournament.