Indian women's rugby team to play in Thailand

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Mumbai, May 29: Indian Rugby Union has announced that its first ever women's rugby national squad is all set to take part in the Asian Women's Rugby sevens Tournament to be played at Pattaya in Thailand.

The Asian Women's Rugby 7's tournament will be played on May 30 and 31.

The 13-member squad is led by Pune's Avani Sabade and coached by Fiji's Usaia Buimuiwai.

Avani Sabade, captain, women's rugby team, said that the team is well prepared for the tournament.

"There is pressure definitely. But, I will try my best to see to it that all the players perform well. This is what I will try for," said Avani Sabade.

India has been placed in Pool C of the second division with Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. The other teams in the top division are: Thailand, Kazakhstan, China, Hong Kong, Arabian Gulf, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Iran and Guam.

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