Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 12:
The Under-13 Girls’ Rugby team of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), representing India, won the Touraid U-13 Girls’ International Rugby Tournament 2014 at Saracens’ Allianz Park in London on Tuesday.
In the final, the KISS team defeated Hockerill A/E College (UK) 10-4.
On its way to the final, the KISS team had defeated Birchwood High School UK, Danes Hill High School UK, The Hemel Hempstead High School UK, Marchand Comb St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda Bawala.
A total of eight teams from India, Brazil, Colombia, Hong Kong, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Swaziland and Uganda including 12 teams from UK had participated in the tournament.
“It is a matter of great pride not only for the institute, but also for the country, Odisha and tribal community in general”, said Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT and KISS, in a congratulatory message to the team.
He thanked Touraid for successful conduct of this international tournament.
It may be mentioned that the Jungle Crows boys’ Rugby team of KISS had won the Manchester Touraid Festival in 2007.