MAS ‘A’ were shocked by JKH ‘A’ in the last Cup segment game of the day as an intense day two of Mercantile Rugby Sevens drew to an end at Racecourse International stadium.
Dialog and Access kick off Mercantile Sevens in style
Dialog A and Access ended victorious in the only cup segment games of the Mercantile..
Day two of the 48th Mercantile Sevens kicked off at Racecourse as Aitken Spence and Dialog ‘B’ got off to winning starts.
|AITKEN SPENCE||19||5||STAFFORD MOTOR COMPANY|
|DIALOG “B”||28||7||CEYLON TOBACCO|
MAS ‘B’ drew with PABC in surprising fashion as the intensity continued to rise in the tournament.
Ceylon Tea Brokers, NTB and Ceylon Knit Trend continued with wins to round off the first few shield segment games.
|CEYLON TEA BROKERS||28||0||LANKA MINERALS & CHEMICALS|
|SOFT LOGIC||7||49||NATION TRUST BANK|
|CEYLON KNIT TREND||50||0||GLAXO SMITHKLINE|
|DIALOG ‘B’||45||5||GEORGE STEUART|
Commercial Credit and CDB began the bowl segment games in victorious fashion as JKH ‘C’ were stunned by Brandix.
Dialog ‘B’ made it two out of two as PABC registered their first win on day two against Virtusa. Meanwhile NDB kicked off day two with a win, handing Softlogic their second defeat of the day to round off the first session of play on day two.
|HSBC ‘B’||5||35||COMMERCIAL CREDIT|
Sampath Bank began the second session with a narrow 22-19 win over Mercantile Finance.
|MERCANTILE INVESTMENTS||19||22||SAMPATH BANK|
MAS ‘A’ defeated Nation Lanka thanks to tries from Fazil Marija and Gemunu Chethiya. Meanwhile Access continued on their merry way, handing a 50-07 drubbing to JKH ‘B’.
Dialog ‘A’ got their day off to a winning start handing Classic Travels their second defeat of the tournament.
|MAS ‘’A’||29||0||NATION LANKA|
|CLASSIC TRAVEL||0||19||DIALOG ‘’A”|
Ceylon Tobacco registered their first win of the day as MAS B’s torrid time continued with their second draw of the day while Nations Trust Bank registered their second win on day two.
|AITKEN SPENCE||16||24||CEYLON TOBACCO|
|STANDARD CHARTERED||12||12||MAS ‘B’|
|CEYLON TEA BROKERS||12||14||NATIONS TRUST BANK|
Meanwhile, Allianz Insurance and Mercantile Insurance managed their first win of the day as CDB and Sampath Bank kept their 100% win record intact with their second win of the day.
|SAMPATH BANK||26||7||HSBC ‘’A”|
|MERCANTILE INVESTMENTS||42||0||HSBC “A”|
The action intensified as the JKH ‘A’ took to the fields for the first time, defeating Nation Lanka as the Finance outfit continued their unlucky losing streak.
|NATION LANKA||10||33||JKH “A”|
Access continued to cruise through the tournament, remaining unbeaten, getting the better out of Dialog ‘A’ 38-07.
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Classic Travels notched up their first victory of the tournament defeating JKH ‘B’ as the John Keells outfit’s luck continued to turn on them losing all three of their fixtures.
|CLASSIC TRAVEL||19||7||JKH “B”|
The shock of the day came in the final game as defending champions, MAS ‘A’ were stunned by JKH ‘A’ in the final group game of the day.
The John Keells ‘A’ outfit trailed at half time, however, came back to register a stunning win with the winner from Lavanga Perera after the final hooter.
|MAS “A”||21||24||JKH “A”|
This loss means, MAS ‘A’ will face Access in the second cup semi final while Dialog ‘A’ meets JKH ‘A’ in the first semi final.
Day two is scheduled to begin at 11am with the Ladies games as the girls take to the field for the first time in the 48th Mercantile Rugby sevens 2018. The action will be telecasted live on ThePapare.com from 11 am onward.
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