Nepal’s official entry in Rugby 15, Virat’s record

July 9, Kathmandu. After the captain Krishna Thapa Chhetri won the toss, the Nepali rugby team played its first official game of Rugby 15 at the Army Stadium in Dhaka.

This was the first official rugby match between rival Bangladesh and both the teams were very happy for the achievement.

Bangabandhu Bangladesh-Nepal International Rugby Series-2022 Rugby 15 competition was won by Polta of Bangladesh. Bangladesh defeated Nepal 31-7.

After the game, Nepali coach Tankaraj Giri said, “I am proud to witness this historic achievement. Now the door to move forward in Nepal’s rugby is open. ‘

Goal Division 3

Nepal has been playing only seven rugby seven players. The main competition of the World Rugby Federation is Rugby 15 with 15 players playing. Only after participating in it can Nepal become a full member of the World Rugby Federation.

“It’s been more than a decade since I played Rugby Seven,” said captain Chhetri after playing his first official match. But today I finally got to play under my own captaincy. I am very happy Now our goal is to play Division 3 of Rugby. ‘ Nepal is still without a division. After playing Rugby 15, that path will now open.

Wednesday’s game was very competitive. In the first half, Bangladesh managed to score only one try (5 points). But taking advantage of the home ground, Bangladesh added 26 points in the second half and put pressure on Nepal.

However, in the last minute of the game, Nepal took complete control of the game and managed to score one try (5 points). Virat Shrestha scored the score. He also became the first player from Nepal to score in Rugby 15.

After trying, you get the opportunity to convert directly to the post. After Shri Ram Shrestha scored (2 points) in that conversation, Nepal’s score reached 7. After the match, Nepali and Bangladeshi players celebrated together.

Virat’s record

Virat, 31, is the team’s vice-captain. Before entering the field, he had said, ‘I haven’t played rugby yet. Today is the day. ‘

As he said, he scored excellent. In the 75 th minute of the match, the team’s top player Shri Ram made good use of the best pass and dived into the score line.

After the game, Virat said, “This is the first score of my career. I am happy to do that in Rugby 15.” I really cried after the score. ‘

Born in Baglung, Virat is one of the oldest members of the Nepali rugby team. He is considered an important member in the development of Nepali rugby.

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