Havelocks, CR, Kandy and Police ‘A’ end day one on top

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Havelock Sports Club, CR & FC, Kandy Sports Club and Police ‘A’ topped their respective groups at the end of day one of the Dialog Club Rugby 7’s tournament – worked off at Racecourse International Stadium – setting up quarter final showdowns with Army ‘A’, Navy ‘A’, Air Force ‘A’ and CH & FC ‘A’ respectively on day two.

Spectators were treated to a total of 24 games as 16 club rugby teams tested each other in the first tournament of the 2019/ 20 season. 

Peterson RFC, Malay CC and Galle RFC were the new additions to the tournament apart from the usual 8 A division clubs.

The Club heavy weights made easy work of their weaker as the 50-point mark was crossed off on 6 occasions as CH & FC ‘A’ — on two occasions — , Police ‘A’, Havelock Sports Club, CR & FC, and Army ‘B’ were amongst the teams who crossed the half-century mark.

Havelock Sports Club defeated CH & FC ‘A’ in the decisive game to top group A. A young CR & FC outfit were unstoppable, notching up a total of 31+65+27, holding all three of their opponents in group B scoreless, ending the day in red hot form, topping their group.

Group A
CH & FC ‘A’ 50 0 Peterson RFC
Havelock SC 42 0 Army ‘B’
CH & FC ‘A’ 56 7 Army ‘B’
Havelock SC 62 7 Peterson RFC
Army ‘B’ 54 0 Peterson RFC
CH & FC ‘A’ 10 33 Havelock SC
Group B
Air Force ‘A’ 48 12 Galle RFC
CR & FC 31 0 Police ‘B’
Air Force ‘A’ 43 17 Police ‘B’
CR & FC 65 0 Galle RFC
Police ‘B’ 48 0 Galle RFC
Air Force ‘A’ 0 27 CR & FC

Kandy Sports Club added former CR captain Kavindu Perera into their ranks, adding more speed into the already potent back-line and were unstoppable dispatching their opponents to end on top of group C.

Group C
Navy A 47 5 Air Force ‘B’
Kandy 40 5 CH & FC ‘B’
Navy A 40 12 CH & FC ‘B’
Kandy 28 12 Air Force ‘B’
CH & FC ‘B’ 24 12 Air Force ‘B’
Navy A 7 29 Kandy

Meanwhile, Police ‘A’ were pushed to the brink by Army, however, the Cops hung on to win the final group game of the day against the Soldiers, 21-14, to take top spot in group D.

Group D
Police ‘A’ 59 0 Malay CC
Army ‘A’ 21 12 Navy ‘B’
Police ‘A’ 33 17 Navy ‘B’
Army ‘A’ 42 7 Malay CC
Navy ‘B’ 19 17 Malay CC
Police ‘A’ 21 14 Army ‘A’

Day two kicks off with the Bowl/ Shield quarter finals as the 3rd – 4th place teams in the four groups square off to begin the finals.

Army ‘B’ V Malay CC
CH & FC ‘B’ V Galle RFC
Navy ‘B’ V Peterson RFC
Police ‘B’ V Air Force ‘B’

The cup/shield quarter finals will feature the group winners alongside the second-place teams of the four groups.

Havelock SC V Army ‘A’
Kandy V Air Force ‘A’
Police ‘A’ V CH & FC ‘A’
CR & FC V Navy A

The second day will feature a single women’s rugby match as all the action will be telecasted live on ThePapare.com from 8.45am onwards.

LINK: https://www.thepapare.com/live-dialog-inter-club-sevens-2019/