Asia Rugby is the Regional Association of World Rugby, the governing body for the global Game. Asia Rugby members comprise National Governing Bodies (Unions) for Rugby. The originally named Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) was founded in 1968 and now has 31 member unions across the length and breadth of the continent. Participation, together with the number of competitions over the past decade, has increased significantly, with now over 30 rugby events taking place each year.
Six women rugby players from the state have been selected for the national team, which will take part in the Asian Women’s Sevens Trophy to be held at Vientiane in Laos on Friday and Saturday. The players are Subhalaxmi Barik, Laxmipriya Sahoo, Sanjukta Munda, Meerarani Hembram, Hupi Majhi and Bhagya Laxmi Barik. They were selected during a national selection camp in Mumbai.