The India Under-17 Boys Rugby Team finished in the seventh place at the Youth Olympic Games Rugby Sevens Qualifiers, held at Tainan in Chinese Taipei on September 9 and 10.
After three successive defeats by heavyweights Malaysia, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei, the boys dug deep and defeated a spirited UAE rugby side to end the first day on a high, Rugby India said in a release.
India, led by Narasing Marndi of Odisha, finished seventh after defeating Laos 24-5.
Japan were crowned Champions of the tournament after defeating Thailand in the final by 43-0 and Chinese Taipei secured third place defeating Malaysia 40-7.
The Indian team participated under the aegis of Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU).
Ten teams -- Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, UAE, Uzbekistan, India and hosts Chinese Taipei -- participated in the tournament.
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