Sevens action will return to the Racecourse grounds this weekend as the second leg of the Dialog Inter Club 7’s kicks off on the 16th of June 2018 with 15 teams competing in the business end of the competition.
This year’s Dialog Inter Club 7’s that kicked off on the 9th of June with the participation of 16 teams saw the defending champions of the Dialog Rugby League Kandy Sports Club clinching the title defeating Police Sports Club 26-05.
The Cops who made it to a cup championship after a lapse of over two decades were impressive all throughout their campaign causing early upset in the quarterfinals defeating Havelock SC.
The team standings at the conclusion of the 1st leg is as follows:
|Team Position||Ranking Points|
|Air Force A||42|
|C H & F C A||39|
|Navy – A||36|
|Army – A||33|
|Navy – B||30|
|Police – B||24|
|C H & F C – B||21|
|Army – B||18|
|Air Force – B||12|
|Navy – C||9|
|Galle R F C||6|
|Sabaragamuwa R F C||3|
With the winners of the 1st leg Kandy Sports Club pulled out of the competition soon after their triumph and later with Havelock Sports Club also opting out, Police Sports Club, Air Force SC and CH & FC A are within reachable distance to win this year’s sevens series title.
CR & FC who did not participate in the earlier leg had given the green light to the tournament organizers to participate and will be a team to look out for this weekend.
Read more: Kandy pull out, CR & FC in!
The fixtures for 16th of June is as follows:
|1||9.00||9.20||Group – A||A-1||A-4||Police S. C. A||vs||C R & F C|
|2||9.20||9.40||Group – A||A-2||A-3||C. H . & F. C. B||vs||Army S. C. B|
|3||9.40||10.00||Group – B||B-1||B-4||Air Force S. C. A||vs||–|
|4||10.00||10.20||Group – B||B-2||B-3||Police S. C. B||vs||Peterson S. C. A|
|5||10.20||10.40||Group – C||C-1||C-4||C. H . & F. C. A||vs||Peterson S. C. B|
|6||10.40||11.00||Group – C||C-2||C-3||Navy S. C. B||vs||Navy S. C. C|
|7||11.00||11.20||Group – D||D-1||D-4||Navy S. C. A||vs||Army Keterians|
|8||11.20||11.40||Group – D||D-2||D-3||Army S. C. A||vs||Galle R. F. C.|
|9||11.40||12.00||Group – A||A-1||A-3||Police S. C. A||vs||Army S. C. B|
|10||12.00||12.20||Group – A||A-2||A-4||C. H . & F. C. B||vs||C R & F C|
|11||12.20||12.40||Group – B||B-1||B-3||Air Force S. C. A||vs||Peterson S. C. A|
|12||12.40||13.00||Group – B||B-2||B-4||Police S. C. B||vs||–|
|13||14.00||14.20||Group – C||C-1||C-3||C. H . & F. C. A||vs||Navy S. C. C|
|14||14.20||14.40||Group – C||C-2||C-4||Navy S. C. B||vs||Peterson S. C. B|
|15||14.40||15.00||Group – D||D-1||D-3||Navy S. C. A||vs||Galle R. F. C.|
|16||15.00||15.20||Group – D||D-2||D-4||Army S. C. A||vs||Army Keterians|
|17||15.20||15.40||Group – A||A-3||A-4||Army S. C. B||vs||C R & F C|
|18||15.40||16.00||Group – A||A-1||A-2||Police S. C. A||vs||C. H . & F. C. B|
|19||16.00||16.20||Group – B||B-3||B-4||Peterson S. C. A||vs||–|
|20||16.20||16.40||Group – B||B-1||B-2||Air Force S. C. A||vs||Police S. C. B|
|21||16.40||17.00||Group – C||C-3||C-4||Navy S. C. C||vs||Peterson S. C. B|
|22||17.00||17.20||Group – C||C-1||C-2||C. H . & F. C. A||vs||Navy S. C. B|
|23||17.20||17.40||Group – D||D-3||D-4||Galle R. F. C.||vs||Army Keterians|
|24||17.40||18.00||Group – D||D-1||D-2||Navy S. C. A||vs||Army S. C. A|
The second day(17th) will kick off at 11.00 a.m. with the all important quarterfinals working off progressing on to the cup finals that is expected to be played under lights.
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