Nishon Perera ruled out; Experienced players return!

Sri Lanka Rugby prepare for the Asia Sevens showdown

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Danushka Ranjan has been declared fit

Injury woes continue for Sri Lanka Rugby as debutant Nishon Perera has been ruled out of the third leg following the severe blow to his knee during the second leg that was played in South Korea.

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The CH & FC represent, Perera faced an unfortunate injury in the game against Hong Kong injuring his knee and is set to miss the next three months of rugby action.

Getting his first stint in the shorter format, he impressed in the opening game playing at centre but later had to abruptly end his tournament when he was injured in the second game against Hong Kong.

With the injury, the newly signed CH & FC centre will most likely miss the 1st round of the Dialog Rugby League that starts in November.

Meanwhile, speedster Kavindu Perera who was out of the 2nd leg due to a shoulder ailment will be available for selection for the 3rd leg that kicks off at the Colombo Racecourse on the 13th of October.

Gayan Weeraratne, unfortunately, will sit out of the series with the injuries he sustained in the 1st leg yet not recovered.

Read about the injuries: Asia Sevens: Injuries hit senior players

The national selectors have called the services of Omalka Gunaratne and current Air Force represent Jehan Seelagama ahead of the 3rd leg. Seelagama, known to be a disruptive centre in his college colours at St. Anthony’s College currently is on his second season with the Airmen.

Danushka Ranjan declared fit!

Danushka Ranjan
Danushka Ranjan will be back in action at the Colombo Racecourse

Sri Lanka’s sevens playmaker Danushka Ranjan has been declared fit ahead of the 3rd leg of the Asia Sevens Series. The Kandy Sports Club centre pulled his hamstring prior to the Asian Games in Indonesia and missed out on the Asian Games and the first two legs of the Asia Sevens series.

With Ranjan recovered in time, his addition will make the Sri Lankan outfit stronger as they fight for a 3rd place finish in the Asia Sevens Series for 2018.

The Tuskers will look to improve from their disappointing 6th place finish in South Korea and make a cup final in front of their home crowd.

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Last year Sri Lanka finished overall behind Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.

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