The national under 18 rugby sevens team beat hosts Bahamas twice at the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) to finish 5th out of 6 teams.
Sri Lanka thrashed Bahamas 76 – 00 in the final game of the pool stage. The Junior Tuskers went close to beating Canada and Fiji on day one but yet finished just short of making history as they went down 19 – 15 and 14 – 07 respectively. Sri Lanka also lost to Samoa 36 -14 on day one and to England 32 – 05 on day two. As a result Sri Lanka had to play for the 5th & 6th place spot and beat the hosts for the second consecutive time, this time 43 points to 05.
Sri Lanka U18’s concede 3 loses at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas (CYG) Sri Lanka 15 – 19 …
Samoa on the other hand won the gold medal beating England 10 – 05 in the final whilst Fiji won the bronze medal with a 28 – 14 win over Canada.
Meanwhile, Australia, Canada and Wales claimed the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively in girls’ competition.
Tweet by Olympic Gold Medal winning coach Ben Ryan
This tournament will certainly give the Junior Tuskers some priceless experience and their performance will bolster belief that Sri Lanka is not too far away from making history against the bigger nations.