Sri Lanka Tuskers beat Kazakhstan 38 points to 17 and China 33 – 22 in the second leg of the Asian 7’s series in Malaysia to book their place in the cup quarter-finals.
Sri Lanka will once again host the junior Asiad next month at the picturesque Race Course grounds in Colombo from September 21 – 27. Nilfer Ibrahim who coached Isipathana College for a memorable year as triple champions will be coaching the young Tuskers whilst vast experience Ananda Kasturiarachi will be the team consultant.
Making up for all they lost in a stunning display, the Sri Lanka Women’s rugby team beat the SingaporeWomen 26 – 10 in the plate semi finals. Sri Lanka had a dissapointing day 1 where they lost all three matches in the pool stage against (Hong Kong, China & Thailand). However, they came back ever so strongly in day two and the team was boosted after the win against Singapore.
Host Hong Kong triumph in the Asian 7's series first leg after thrashing Korea in the finals 40 – 00. However, the highlight of the series is that Japan could not make it to the cup finals for the first time since the series inception in 2011 where they lost to Korea 21 – 28 in semi finals. Tuskers finished 4th and SL women clinched plate.
Sri Lanka beat Malaysia 31 - 19
Sri Lanka won against China and Chinese Taipei in grand style in the Asian Rugby 7's series 'first leg' played at Hong Kong Football Club. Tuskers will play in the cup quarter finals with the second place team from froup A (Malaysia) at 7.40 am local time tomorrow.
A substantially primed and truly determined Sri Lankan 7’s team left the island today to the Hong Kong nation ahead of the first leg of Asian 7’s series this weekend. Last year, the Tuskers finished 3rd in Asia after competing in four legs in Asian circuit. As a result the Tuskers were invited to play at the prestigious IRB Hong Kong 7’s tournament.
The Sri Lanka women’s 7’s team left the island today ahead of the first leg of the Asian 7’s series to Hong Kong. The tournament ‘s first segment which is the Hong Kong leg will be played this weekend and the second leg will be played in Shanghai later next month.