India rugby gets big boost

Updated: Jul 29, 2016, 11:46 IST | A Correspondent

Rugby received a boost with French financial services major Societe Generale announcing its long term partnership with Rugby India to promote the game in the country

Rugby received a boost with French financial services major Societe Generale announcing its long term partnership with Rugby India to promote the game in the country.

Members of the national men's and women's rugby teams in their new jerseys at Bombay Gymkhana yesterday. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Members of the national men's and women's rugby teams in their new jerseys at Bombay Gymkhana yesterday. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

The sponsor comes on board as the financial partner of Rugby India and title sponsor of the Indian National Rugby Sevens Team' across all categories — senior, junior and women.

The announcement was made at the Bombay Gymkhana, one of the homes to Indian rugby yesterday. Present at the function was rugby player and actor Rahul Bose.

Societe Generale has also extended financial support to World Rugby's 'Get Into Rugby' (GIR) programme, an initiative for Rugby India to teach rugby at schools and motivate children to get into the sport.

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