Central Province and Western Province cruised through the first day of the Provincial Sevens Rugby tournament, remaining unbeaten as the two rugby stalwarts dominated the day at Racecourse International Stadium.
Defending champions Central Province (CP), which included the likes of Navy’s Thilina Weerasinghe, Chathura Senevirathne and Samith Dananjaya dominated their first outing for the day, winning 35-05 against a helpless Southern Province team.
The other team that caught the eye on the day was the Western Province (WP) team which included the likes of Police Sports Club’s Janith Chanaka, Wajid Fawmy and Sachith Silva who breezed past North Western Province (NWP) in their first encounter of the day, winning 45-12.
Southern Province (SP) from group A bounced back from their first defeat of the day to CP, notching up wins in their remaining three fixtures of the day.
Sabaragamuwa Province (SAB) of group B did a similar act to SP as the lads from Sabaragamuwa revived their day with two wins, following their early hick-up.
Sabaragamuwa and Southern Province topped group A and B of the Women’s tournament which was conducted simultaneously.
Day two of the tournament will no doubt prove to be the better day as each team will head in reinvigorated, pushing hard towards winning a medal.
Day 1 Resuts:
|Team 1||Score||Score||Team 2|
|Central Province||35||5||Southern Province|
|Uva Province||31||5||Eastern Province|
|Western Province||45||12||North Western Province|
|North Central Province||5||19||Sabaragamuwa Province|
|Women’s||Sabaragamuwa Province||29||5||Western Province|
|Women’s||Southern Province||53||0||Uva Province|
|Northern Province||0||43||Eastern Province|
|Central Province||38||5||Uva Province|
|Western Province||31||19||Sabaragamuwa Province|
|North Central Province||0||32||North Western Province|
|Women’s||Sabaragamuwa Province||24||10||North Western Province|
|Women’s||Southern Province||44||0||North Central Province|
|Southern Province||17||7||Uva Province|
|Northern Province||0||70||Central Province|
|Western Province||81||0||North Central Province|
|Sabaragamuwa Province||34||17||North Western Province|
|Eastern Province||7||33||Central Province|
|Southern Province||69||0||Northern Province|
|Women’s||Western Province||0||40||North Western Province|
|Uva Province||48||0||Northern Province|
|Eastern Province||0||44||Southern Province|
Day 2 of the tournament will begin on the 24th (Sunday) at 10am at the Racecourse International Stadium.