Heart & soul performance by Sri Lanka U18’s

Sri Lanka u18 7s rugby team 2017

Sri Lanka U18’s concede 3 loses at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas (CYG) 

Sri Lanka 15 – 19 Canada

 The first game against Canada was astonishing as the junior tuskers led 17 – 12 until the 13th minute. However, a final minute try dented the hopes of captain Gemunu Chethiya’s team from making history. The worrying factor was the two late yellow cards, where the Canadians had the numerical advantage in the dying stage. Out of three tries scored Sri Lanka failed all conversion which made the difference.

Sri Lanka 07 – 14 Fiji

Another close game with the mighty Fijians as Sri Lanka went down by one converted try. Fiji led 07 – 00 at the half time. Second half saw Sri Lanka leveling the score but Fiji hit back to win the game with a converted try.

Fiji are known as one of the best in the world in the 7’s version and their senior men clinched their first ever Olympic gold medal in Rio, Brazil. Fiji who thumped the hosts Bahamas  59 – 00 in their first game beat Sri Lanka Narrowly and lost to Canada in their final game of the day one.

Sri Lanka 14 – 36 Samoa

One of the favourites of the tournament is team Samoa. They beat England 19 – 07 in their first game. Samoa led 14 to 07 at the half time over junior tuskers and it was a try fest for them in the second half as the full time stood at 36 to 14.

Half back Ravin Fernando of St. Peter’s College and skipper Gemunu Chethiya of St. Josephs’ College were outstanding in their performance with some dazzling fast paced  footwork in the attack. Sri Lanka will play against England in day two followed by Bahamas.

More Results :

  • Fiji 59 – 00 Bahamas
  • England 07 – 19 Samoa
  • Canada 19 – 17 Sri Lanka
  • Fiji 14 – 07 Sri Lanka
  • England 26 – 10 Canada
  • Samoa 59 – 05 Bahamas
  • Fiji 19 – 21 Canada
  • England 72 – 00 Bahamas
  • Samoa 36 – 14 Sri Lanka