Indonesian team aims for top three in Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy

In this way, the Commonwealth (PRUI) is doing a great job.

JAKARTA (Antara) – Indonesia’s men’s and women’s rugby sevens national teams are expected to finish in the top three at the 2022 Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy, which will take place at the Gelora Bung Karno Rugby Pitch in Jakarta from 6-7 August 2022. It has been.

Indonesian Rugby Union Union (PB PRUI) Chairman Didik Muhriyanto on Saturday thanked Asia Rugby, the governing body of rugby unions in Asian countries, for entrusting Indonesia with hosting the event once again. said there is. In 2019, we successfully held the competition.

In Indonesia, rugby was played for the first time during the National Sports Week (PON) held at XX Papua PON from 2-15 October 2021, promoting the development of the sport at the national level.

PB PRUI chairman says the sport will also be contested at the XXI Aceh-North Sumatra PON in 2024

He expected eight rugby events at the next PON.

Furthermore, he expressed hope that the Indonesian national rugby team will be able to participate in the upcoming Southeast Asia (SEA) and Asian Games.

On the same occasion, Asia Rugby Chairman Qais Abdullah Al-Dalai said the tournament was the largest Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy ever, with 19 teams participating, comprising 12 men’s teams and seven women’s teams.

“This is one of the biggest events in Asia history. Never before has 19 teams participated in one event. I hope so,” he said.

He also praised the development of rugby in Indonesia in recent years, as evidenced by the success of the Indonesian women’s national team in defeating Nepal 43-0 in their opening match.

“Rugby in Indonesia is progressing rapidly. We at Asia Rugby are monitoring (rugby development) in 36 countries in Asia and Indonesia is one of the fastest progressing countries. So, the federation (PRUI) is doing a great job,” Dalai said.

19 teams from 16 countries including Brunei, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, Iran, Nepal, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan and Guam will participate in the 2022 Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy.

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