LAHORE - Lahore beat Faisalabad in the final of the Punjab Games Rugby Event to clinch the gold medal here at the Punjab Stadium on Thursday. The Lahore boys showed great experience to win the title as Tahir of Lahore was the main players of the tournament. The Punjab Rugby Association under the auspices of the Pakistan Rugby Union and the Punjab Olympic Association made history on Thursday with the inclusion of Rugby 7s in the 71st Samsung Punjab Games. This is for the first time rugby will be included in a multi-sport event in Pakistan. Punjab is the most populous province of Pakistan, with approximately a population of 81 million. Rugby has a found a special home here especially with the boys that have played the kabbadi finding it easy to cross over to rugby and especially rugby 7s as the skill of evasive running stamina and tackling are very similar in both sport. As many as seven in divisional representative teams took part in the tournament namely Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Multan, Sahiwal and Dera Ghazi Khan. Over the last two months each division has held their own district tournaments and camps to select the divisional teams. Rugby inclusion in the Olympic Games has paved the way for rugby to be included in multi sport events all across the world. The spread of rugby across Pakistan especially Punjab has been significant. Punjab Rugby is the current national champions and has the biggest rugby program in the country with almost 24 districts of Punjab playing rugby at a competitive level with the top 10 districts providing the core of the players for the National Games. The Punjab Rugby Association was founded in 2005 under the auspices of the Pakistan Rugby Union and in the last five years, it has also hosted Asian Under-19 Tournament with 14 international teams took part in it. Final positions: Lahore (gold), Faisalabad (silver), Multan (bronze), DG Khan (4th), Gujranwala (5th) and Sahiwal (6th).