Bhubaneswar is going to host the Asia Rugby Sevens Under 18 Girls' Championship from 23rd -26th October,2018. Odia girls have been playing a big part in the national Rugby Team for a long.
Among the 12-member under-18 girls national rugby team, five are Odias including captain Sumitra Nayak. The other players are Basanti Pangi, Rajani Sabar, Lija Sardar and Soni Mandangi. This is the first time Odisha is hosting such a prestigious tournament of Rugby.