All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament
The All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament is an amateur league competition for rugby union football clubs in India. The competition has been played since 1924. In 2017 ten teams took part in the men's edition, with Delhi Hurricanes securing the championship. The 2016 tournament also saw the first women's XVs rugby competition, with six teams participating, and the championship going to the team from the Odisha Rugby Football Association.
Champions Trophy of All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament
|No. of teams||12|
|Delhi Hurricanes (2019)|
|Most titles||Bombay Gymkhana|
After the Calcutta Cup and rugby union in India became popular the Rugby Football Union decided to give Calcutta Cricket and Football Club a similar cup, which was named the All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament. The cup has been played every year since.
2018 qualifying teams
In 2018 the 85th All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament was held at Bombay Gymkhana grounds between 22 - 29 September with 10 teams competing in the men's category.
|Delhi Hurricanes||1||New Dehli|
|Maharashtra State Police||6||Maharashtra|
|Delhi Hurricanes||1||New Delhi|
|Rugby Association of Maharashtra||3||Mumbai|
2017 qualifying teams
In 2017 the All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament was held at CCFC between 7 - 14 October with 10 teams competing in the men's category.
|Delhi Hurricanes||2||New Delhi|
|Maharashtra State Police||5||Maharashtra|
|Delhi Hurricanes||2||New Delhi|
|Rugby Association of Maharashtra||5||Mumbai|
|Young Rugby Club||7||Kolkata|
2016 qualifying teams
In 2016 the All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament was held at CCFC between 17 - 24 September with 12 teams competing in the men's category.
|Delhi Hurricanes||3||New Delhi|
|Maharashtra State Police||4||Maharashtra|
|Young Rugby Club||9||Kolkata|
|Young Rugby Club||A||Kolkata|
|Delhi Lions||B||New Delhi|
2015 qualifying teams
|Calcutta Cricket & Football Club||Kolkata|
|Delhi Hurricanes||New Delhi|
|Maharashtra State Police||Maharashtra|
|Young Rugby Club||Kolkata|
These are the list of champions of the All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament since 2000.
|Men's All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament|
|2001||Old Peterites SC ||34-24|
|2003||Sri Lanka Police SC ||Bombay Gymkhana||19-17|
|2005||British Asian Rugby Association ||Bangalore RFC||27-3|
|2006||Chennai Cheetahs||Kolkata Police||52-9|
|2007||Army Red||Chennai Cheetahs||12-5|
|2012||Bombay Gymkhana||Army Red||7-0|
|2014||Army Red||Delhi Hurricanes||18-0|
|2017||Delhi Hurricanes||Army Red||25-24|
Bombay Gymkhana have won the competition fifteen times, Army Red and La Martinière Old Boys eight times, Armenian Sports Club six times, the Delhi Hurricanes three times and Chennai Cheetahs have been successful twice.
These are the list of champions of the Women's All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament since its inaugural version in 2016.
|Women's All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament|
|2016||Odisha||Delhi Hurricanes||20 - 0|
|2017||Delhi Hurricanes||Odisha||19 - 0|
|2018||Odisha||Delhi Hurricanes||10 - 5|
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