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Second half burst wins the game for Police

Police after a poor first half performance came back strongly in second half to win agains

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Navy thrash Army in a one-sided battle

Defending champions Navy SC eased passed Army SC by 48 (7T, 5C, 1P) to 03 (1P) in a Dialog

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"When you give your best to fitness trainings you will get the best" - Amjad Buksh

‘I love my mom’s Pittu’ Amjad Sri Lanka’s rugby trouper shares his thoughts exclus

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Dialog Rugby League week 6 : Kandy on top, Sharks first win

Humdinger of a game saw Havelocks beat Army. Fijian legend Rupeni Caucau graces the Dialo

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Navy back on track after a thrilling win over Airforce

Navy after failing to keep their unbeaten streak last week bounced back after beating Airf

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Lavanga hat-trick keeps Kandy on top

Kandy beat police with a convincing 46 - 19 win in the Dialog Rugby League round 6 at Nitt

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International Rugby
Sevens juniors say home support crucial to sealing Asian sweep
Hong Kong’s selectors on Tuesday named a battle-hardened squad for this weekend’s Asian Rugby Football Union U20s Sevens Series tournament at King’s Park, as the city’s juniors look to complet
Carter to leave New Zealand Rugby at end of 2015
Daniel Carter, world rugby’s leading points scorer and one of the greatest players to ever don the All Blacks jersey, is to leave New Zealand rugby at the end of the 2015 season.
All Blacks: Coach Steve Hansen signs new contract
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has signed a contract extension until 2017.
Blitzboks the toast of South Africa defending their title in Port Elizabeth
South Africa have beaten New Zealand 26-17 in the Cup final at the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in a repeat of last year's victory.
It’s all about attitude: Tietjens
As defending HSBC Sevens World Series champions, and winner of 12 titles in 15 years, addressing mental attitude is not what you’d expect to see at the top of All Blacks Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens
Test Team of the Year
Nine of the 23 hail from New Zealand. This should come as no surprise. The All Blacks remain the best team in the world, and so it follows that they possess so many star players in specific positions.
South Africa claim Dubai Sevens title
South Africa won the Dubai Sevens with a crushing 33-7 victory over Australia on Saturday.

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School Rugby
Isuru Rangala to lead Trinity in 2015
The prolific No 8 and lock forward Isuru Rangala will captain the Trinity College 1st XV side for th
Royal Rugby Fiesta 2014
The Royal College Group of ’91 is holding their annual Touch Rugby tournament, ‘Royal Rugby Fies
Science edge Peters in U 18 final to claim the Cup
Science College edged past St Peters by 2 points in the final to claim the cup in the inaugural “M

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Club Rugby
Sailors come out on top of stormy weather
Navy sports club weathered a brutal attack from Havelock Sports Club at Havelock Park to stake claim
Dialog Rugby League Week 7 – Brothers collide in good sportsmanship
In week 7 the much anticipated traditional rivalry between Kandy and CR in Kandy, unfortunately did
Sharks secured the second win
The Hambanthota Sharks recorded a nail-biting 20 (3T 1C 1P ) -17 (3T 1 C) win in a closely contested

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National Rugby
King of 7's Waisale Serevi thanks SLRFU for looking after Fijians
Obviously, nobody needs any extra incentive to get excited about the Dubai Sevens weekend.
Fiji winger Caucaunibuca targets sevens in Sri Lanka
Veteran Fiji winger Rupeni Caucaunibuca, who has put an end to his eight-year stay in France, wants to play sevens rugby in Sri Lanka, reports claimed
Tuskers end season in 4th while Hong Kong crowned champs
Hong Kong triumph in the final leg of Asian 7’s series in Beijing after beating Korea 36 - 19 and also become the overall winners of 2014 Asian 7s S

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Rugby Features
World Cup History 5 - Pakistan Mesmerize the Colourful World Cup (1992)
As the curtains were raised for a pivotal revamp in World Cup history, Pakistan led by their dashing champion Imran Khan rose to the occasion, claiming their first ever title
World Cup History 4 - Border and his Men Repress the ‘Borders’ of Cricket (1987)
It was time for Allan Border and Co to taste success for the first time in history. It wasn’t the easiest of runs as the competition was at its tightest partly due to the em
Cricket World Cup History 3 - Flashing Indians Flout the Odds (1983)
Perhaps no one, including the Indians themselves might have imagined that they would, create one of the greatest upsets in history by beating the reigning champions, the might

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Dialog Rugby 2014 - Weekly Analysis
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Personality - Rugby
"When you give your best to fitness trainings you will get the best" - Amjad Buksh
‘I love my mom’s Pittu’ Amjad Sri Lanka’s rugby trouper shares his thoughts exclusively with ThePapare.com. Veteran Buksh is perhaps the only player in the circuit who has achieved a milestone and still playing like his good old days for Hambanthota Sharks club.
“My heart and my loyalty were for one school, one club and one country” - Sean Wijesinghe
Running with the oval-shaped ball in hand on a rectangular field with H-shaped goal posts on each try line, this man is no outlander to the home of Rugby in Sri Lanka.

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