The Indian women’s rugby team made history on June 22 by winning the first-ever international win against Singapore. The India women’s rugby team bagged their first ever international 15s win against Singapore in the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship Division 1. With just four minutes remaining in the match, 19-year-old Sumitra Nayak helped to achieve the historic feat after she converted a crucial penalty.
With a victory of 21-19 against Singapore, India finished third in the tournament. Many took to Twitter to congratulate the young players and the team for the historic win. A video of a player breaking down after the game, which was shared by Asia Rugby, has gone viral.
— Asia Rugby (@asiarugby) June 22, 2019
Proud moment for India. Jai Hind
— Udit Juneja (@juneja_udit) June 22, 2019
Real hero of India…stay blessed
— Awadhesh Kumar Shukla (@Awadhes13526097) June 24, 2019
Wonderful to see this as a mum, having two boys play rugby!!!
— Jaseela Ali (@jaseela74) June 22, 2019
This is so heartwarming…
Well done girls…U made us so proud..