Pakistan moves into final of Asian Div III rugby in Kazakhstan


LAHORE, May 16 (APP):Pakistan thrashed Kirgizstan 82-0 to roar
into the final of Asian Div III Rugby Championship on Wednesday at
Almaty, Kazakhstan.
With a thumping win in a one sided semi final, Pakistan set a
show down in the final with hosts Kazakhstan which beat Magnolia 55-6.
The final will be played on May 19.
According to information provided by Pakistan Rugby Union to
APP here, Pakistan 15 side team kept their ever struggling opponent
with aggressive approach and collect efforts, taking control right
from the start till end of the play.
Pakistan team performance was at the peak as it finished the
first half with unchallengeable 45-0 lead. Pak players repeated
their sterling performance with a rousing display of technique
and prowess to remain unbeatable at the score sheet.
From Pakistani side Ali Khan and Muhammad Shoaib Akbar both
scored 3,3 tries each, Saad Arif and Adnan Saeed both shared 2, 2
tries each while Anjum Sajjad, Nasir Mehmood, Muhammad Haroon and
Muhammad Waqas all scoring one try each.
Pakistan team head coach Shakeel Ahmed Malik praised the
performance of the team and termed reaching the final a big
“We will be going into the final with a mindset of victory which
could only be possible with a undying approach and united efforts
of players”,he said.
He said Kazakhstan will be a tough team to beat in the final
and called upon the players to put in extra ordinary efforts for
achieving success in the final.
Meanwhile Chairman, Pakistan Rugby union Fawzi Khawaja expressed
his delight on team making it.
“Indeed it was a very brilliant show on part of our team in the
semi final and we look forward to a similar performance in the final”,
he added.