The Sri Lanka Super 7’s concluded late last evening with the EZY Wolves taking the victory in the 2nd leg beating the overall champions the Mobitel Eagles who suffered just 2 losses over the course of the two weeks. 

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Super-7s-winners-2017The Eagles earned their slot in a second successive final after picking up a 17-12 win in the quarter final against the Access Kings before beating the Etisalat Panthers in the semi-finals 33-24. The EZY Wolves paved their way to the final after beating Softlogic Warriors 24-12 in the quarter-finals and then the Cargills Gladiators 17-10 in the semi-finals.

The Wolves led by the former Sri Lanka and Havelocks captain Sudarshana Muthuthantri came with some vengeance in to the finals. An early try by the Kenyan speedster Nelson Oyoo made it look a perfect start for the Wolves. The Eagles replied through an unconverted try off the restart through the Fijian Joseva Bilo Green. The two star studded sides put on a thrilling opening stanza while the Wolves looked the better side as they kept the champions pinned in their own half.

The Eagles were put under immense pressure when Mohommad Absal was sent to the bin midway through the first half and the Wolves used the numerical advantage to send Dinusha Chathuranga over in the corner to extend their lead to 14-05. However, the Eagles closed the deficit on the stroke of half time with another try.

HT: EZY Wolves 14 – Mobitel Eagles 12 

In an intense second half, the EZY Wolves extended their lead to 7 points early on, when Sashan Mohamed ran in an unconverted try before the Kenyan Nelson Oyoo struck the defining blow with his second try of the final. Eagles could not trouble the score board as the Wolves dominated the second half. Coach Sudath Sampath of the Wolves used both their Kenyan players as center and in the wing to cut off the speedster Anurudda Wilwara scoring for the Eagles which ultimately became a smart-move for the Wolves. The Kenyan captain Andrew Amande came late in the second half which helped the winners to muscle their defense with his experience and physical power.

Eagles coach Nilfer Ibrahim had his most outstanding players Martin Losefo and the dynamic Fijian center Jonny Nasola (now Malaysian National) in form but did not have the best 14 minutes which allowed the Wolves to hold on for a win.

FT: EZY Wolves 26 – Mobitel Eagles 12

Sudarshana Muthuthantri (Ezy Wolves) was awarded the most outstanding player of the tournament by the Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR).

Super 7s 2nd place 2017The Etisalat Panthers after a thrilling semi-final were relegated to the plate final to face the Cargills Gladiators in a repeat of last weekend’s shield final.

The Panthers got off to a flying start with Fazil Marija scoring an early try followed by some individual brilliance from Sri Lanka’s 7’s superstar Srinath Sooriyabandara who went coast to coast to score under the posts. They went on to add a further seven points before the break with Sevuloni Lutu scoring which he converted himself.

The second half however, was much more competitive as Gladiators opened their account in the second half with a converted try by Gayan Weerarathne. As the Panthers absorbed the pressure from the Gladiators and replied with a brilliant counter attacking try by young star Naveen Henakankanamge. The Gladiators fought till the very end scoring two quick tries to close the deficit to just 3 points but Panthers held on to the lead and wound out the clock to take 3rd place.

FT: Etisalat Panthers 22 – Cargills Gladiators 19

The Softlogic Warriors and Access Kings who finished second and third last weekend were relegated to the bowl final this week and the Warriors were the first to get on the board through a try from Lafela Vaa. But the rest of the second half was dominated by Kings. They managed to score 3 tries by Jone Vota, Skipper Dhanush Dayan and Lavanga Perera. 

The Kings extended their lead through another two tries by Abele Atunasia and Jone Vota early on in the second half. TheWarriors had a late burst with two tries through Lafela Vaa and Nishon Perera but it was too little too late for them. Abele Atunasia finished off the match with another try for the Kings which gave them a handsome win in Bowl Finals.

FT: Access Kings 36 – Softlogic Warriors 19

In the Shield final, the Vipers started off the first half in fine fashion with two tries coming from Kavindu Costa and Lahiru Lakshan. Thilina Weerasinghe drew back the deficit for the Dragons with a try but just before the half time Lahiru went over the line for the second time to put the Vipers further ahead in the game.

The second half saw the Dragons come back into the game with Charith Senevirathne going over the line early on. Vipers once again extended their lead with a converted try by Mekalanga Pramod which took the game away from Dragons. Before the final whistle Asitha Punchihewa scored a conciliation try for Dragons but the Vipers took the win by 28 points to 19

Full Time : Walkers CML Vipers 28 – KBSL Dragons 19

Final Standings Franchise after 2nd Leg

1SLT Mobitel Eagles55
3Softlogic Warriors34
3Access Kings34
6Walkers CML Vipers22
2EZY Wolves43
8KBSL Dragons10
5Etisalat Panthers26
7Cargills Gladiators18

Click here 2nd Leg Day 2 - Tournament Results

NoMatchTeam 1Score 1Score 2Team 2
29SCH-Cup Q/F-1Kingswood College315Isipathana College
30SCH-Cup Q/F-2St.Anthony's College522St. Peter's College
31SCH-Cup Q/F-3Wesley College240Zahira College
32SCH-Cup Q/F-4Science College512St. Joseph's College
33F/Cup Q/F-1EZY Wolves2412Softlogic Warriors
34F/Cup Q/F-2Cargills Gladiators3419KBSL Dragons
35F/Cup Q/F-3Walkers CML Vipers1926Etisalat Panthers
36F/Cup Q/F-4Mobitel Eagles1712Access Kings
37SCH Bow/Shield SF 1Isipathana College265St.Anthony's College
38SCH Bow/Shield SF 2Zahira College729Science College
39SCH Cup/Plate SF 1Kingswood College1712St. Peter's College
40SCH Cup/Plate SF 2Wesley College731St. Joseph's College
41WOM-5Army SC430CR & FC
42WOM-6Navy SC4105Air Force SC
43F/Bow/Shield SF 1Softlogic Warriors2419KBSL Dragons
44F/Bow/Shield SF 2Walkers CML Vipers1217Access Kings
45F/Cup/Plate SF 1EZY Wolves1710Cargills Gladiators
46F/Cup/Plate SF 2Etisalat Panthors2433Mobitel Eagles
47SCH/Shield FinalSt.Anthony's College315Zahira College
48F/Shield FinalKBSL Dragons1728Walkers CML Vipers
49SCH/Bowl FinalIsipathana College1219Science College
50F/Bowl FinalSoftlogic Warriors1934Access Kings
51SCH/Plate FinalSt. Peter's College365Wesley College
52WOM-7Air Force SC190CR&FC
53F/Plate FinalCargills Gladiators1922Etisalat Panthors
55SCH FinalKingswood College75St. Joseph's College
54Womens FinalNavy SC415Army SC
56F/Cup FinalsEZY Wolves2612Mobitel Eagles

Click here 2nd Leg Day 1 - Tournament 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