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Indian Colts look confident ahead of encounter with China

The Indian colts will be playing China in the last Pool A match of the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup on 17th November, 2015. The match will decide the fate of China in the tournament whereas India only needs a draw to qualify for the quarter finals. The previous results against China have been in favour of India and the Chinese performance so far in the tournament will give India a psychological advantage in the match.

The tournament has been exciting for India and the team has had two very close matches against Japan where India was victorious 2-1 and the nail biter against the host nation Malaysia where India came out victorious 5-4 after surviving the Malaysian comeback in the last moments of the game.


Australian Open and Blackmores announce new partnership

Blackmores, Australia’s leading natural health brand, was today announced as an official partner of the Australian Open, Australia’s largest annual sporting event.

“We are delighted to welcome Blackmores to the Australian Open family,” Tennis Australia Commercial Director Richard Heaselgrave said. 


SANZAR extends partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group

SANZAR and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) have extended their long-standing partnership for a further three years, covering the 2016-18 seasons. As part of the agreement, IHG is the Exclusive Hotel Partner throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan during Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship.

The continuation of this significant sports accommodation contract covers all IHG hotels in Australia and New Zealand, primarily Crowne Plaza hotels and resorts, as well as InterContinental Singapore and InterContinental Tokyo, due to Super Rugby's exciting expansion to these new countries in 2016.


Kenya qualifies for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Kenya booked their place in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Sunday as they defeated Zimbabwe 19-17 in a thrilling final at the Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Olympic Qualifier at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

They will join the Springbok Sevens team in representing the African continent at the international showpiece. The Springbok Sevens booked their place in the Olympic Games by finishing in second place on the log table at the end of the 2014/2015 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.


India fightback to beat Malaysia 5-4 at Junior Men’s Asia Cup

India made a valiant comeback in the second game of the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup against host Malaysia to register a 5-4 win over the host nation in their second group stage match. With this win India rises to the top of the table with two straight wins and will play China in their last encounter of the group stage on 17th November 2015.

Malaysia drew first blood in the game with an opening minute field goal leaving India on the back foot in the beginning of the half. India however came back strongly to level 1-1 within 10 minutes of the first half through forward Mandeep Singh. The first half saw both the teams pressing hard until Malaysia scored again to take the lead in the 25th minute. The half ended with the score still at 2-1 in favour of Malaysia.


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