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Bombay Gymkhana triumphs

BANGALORE, MAY 2. Bombay Gymkhana emerged victorious in the final of the Castle Lager all-India rugby sevens tournament at the Kanteerava Stadium on Sunday.

The Mumbai squad, with a splendid display from Nassir Hussain, prevailed 19-14 over Chennai Cheetahs. Nasir's all-round performance fetched him the `most valuable player' award of the tournament.

The Bowl final was also a keenly contested affair and Chennai Irish put it across Delhi Cobras 17-12. The game went into sudden death but Suresh Kulothungan pulled Irish through with a try in the dying minutes of the game.

Tamil Nadu Police trounced Kolkata Police 30-10 for the plate honours.

The results:

Final: For the Bowl: Chennai Irish bt Delhi Cobras 17-12. For the plate: Tamil Nadu Police bt Kolkotta Police 30-10.

For the Cup: Bombay Gymkhana bt Chennai Cheetahs 19-14.

Semifinals: Plate: Tamil Nadu Police bt Bombay Babas 21-0, Kolkata Police bt Orissa 17-5. Cup: Chennai Cheetahs bt Indian Army 17-7, Bombay Gymkhana bt MSP 24-5. Bowl: Chennai Irish bt Delhi Lions 14-0, Delhi Cobras bt Bangalore Hoysala 12-5.

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