After an exciting 1st leg that concluded in Kandy, day one of the 2nd leg in the 2017 Sri Lanka super 7s kicked off at the picturesque Race Course International Stadium.

Just as in the 1st leg, the days play showcased some scintillating fast open rugby dished out by both the franchise and school teams.

Photos: Sri Lanka Super 7’s Second Leg – Day 1

The tournament as always was played in a carnival atmosphere with the rugby enthusiastic fans making their way to the venue to witness some top quality rugby. The fans who made their way were certainly not let down with the local superstars combining with foreign talent going against each other to set up their quarter final line ups.

The defending champions and winners in the 1st leg, Mobitel Eagles were pooled in Group ‘A’ along with the Walkers CML Vipers, EZY Wolves and Cargills Gladiators while group ‘B’ compromised the Leg one Runners up Softlogic Warriors, Access Kings, KBSL Dragons and the Etisalat Panthers.

Group A proved to be a tightly contested competition as the Mobitel Eagles didn’t have the best of days only managing to win just one of their round one games. Instead it was the EZY Wolves who went on to top their group with 2 wins under their belt.

Softlogic Warriors who reached the finals in last week’s 1st leg too did not have the best of days losing both of their first two games before creating an upset bringing down the Access Kings in their last game for the day. Despite the loss the Access Kings managed to end up table toppers in Group B’.

Replay – Sri Lanka Super 7’s 2017 Colombo Leg – Day 1

The Schools segment was played in the under 16 category which gave the future stars a chance to experience the limelight. As day one’s proceedings came to an end both Kingswood and St.Joseph’s remained unbeaten winning all 3 of their games played.

Kingswood College went on to register convincing wins against Wesley College (33-07), Science College (31-07) and St.Anthonys College (33-05) to secure pole position in their group. The boys from Darley road, St.Josephs college too came up with some eye catching performances defeating Isipathana (17-12), St.Peters (21-12) and Zahira (33-00) which earned them a top spot in group ‘B’. Kingswood College in displayed some tremendous 7’s rugby and looked a step above the rest of the teams. However they will face a stiff challenge from St.Josephs and even teams like St.Peters and Wesley who produced some good 7s skill throughout the day.

The winners in the 1st leg Science College had a disappointing day one as they lost all of their games in the group stage. It was also the same situation for Isipathana who failed to win any of their games as both teams finished at the bottom of their respective groups. Isipathana College will face a daunting task tomorrow as they will be facing the strong Kingswood outfit while Science College too will have their work cut out as they are lined up to face St.Josephs’.

Schools Cup Quarter final Line up:
Kingswood College vs Isipathana College
Wesley College vs Zahira College
St.Anthonys College vs St.Peters College
St.Josephs College vs Science College

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Colombo Leg Day 1 Results

NoMatchTeam 1Score 1Score 2Team 2
01SCH A-1 vs SCH A-4Science College1719St.Anthony's College
02SCH A-2 vs SCH A-3Wesley College733Kingswood College
03SCH B-1 vs SCH B-4Isipathana College1217St. Joseph's College
04SCH B-2 vs SCH B-3St. Peter's College2400Zahira College
05FA-1 vs FA-4Mobitel Eagles1429Cargills Gladiators
06FA-2 vs FA-3Walkers CML Vipers1231EZY Wolves
07FB-1 vs FB-4Softlogic Warriors1924Etisalat Panthors
08FB-2 vs FB-3Access Kings4707KBSL Dragons
09SCH A-1 vs SCH A-3Science College731Kingswood College
10SCH A-2 vs SCH A-4Wesley College2912St.Anthony's College
11SCH B-1 vs SCH B-3Isipathana College1417Zahira College
12SCH B-2 vs SCH B-4St. Peter's College1221St. Joseph's College
13WOM-1Army SC330Air Force SC
14WOM-2Navy SC430CR & FC
15FA-1 vs FA-3Mobitel Eagles2421EZY Wolves
16FA-2 vs FA-4Walkers CML Vipers2117Cargills Gladiators
17FB-1 vs FB-3Softlogic Warriors1019KBSL Dragons
18FB-2 vs FB-4Access Kings247Etisalat Panthors
19SCH A-1 vs SCH A-2Science College024Wesley College
20SCH A-3 vs SCH A-4Kingswood College335St.Anthony's College
21SCH B-1 vs SCH B-2Isipathana College736St. Peter's College
22SCH B-3 vs SCH B-4Zahira College033St. Joseph's College
23WOM-3Air Force SC260CR & FC
24WOM-4Army SC712Navy SC
25FA-1 vs FA-2Mobitel Eagles1217Walkers CML Vipers
26FA-3 vs FA-4EZY Wolves1910Cargills Gladiators
27FB-1 vs FB-2Softlogic Warriors2412Access Kings
28FB-3 vs FB-4KBSL Dragons2117Etisalat Panthors