Navy wins Dubai 7’s Netball tournament

Sri Lanka Navy - Champions 2017 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens Open Women’s Netball
Sri Lanka Navy - Champions 2017 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens Open Women’s Netball ©1000Dreams Photography

Sri Lanka Navy won the 2017 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens Open Women’s Netball tournament.

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Seven teams participated in the invitational tournament which included another Sri Lankan side from the Western Province Netball Association (WPNA).

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Navy finished 3rd in the league stage after being defeated by Lucky Voice Fusion (22-25) and Savanna MMI (12-14) in their opening two matches. In their other matches Navy thumped their opponents JICN (37-16), London Bucks (44-15), WPNA (42-15) & 3RHA (47-5).

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League Results

TeamLucky Voice FusionSavanna MMISri Lanka NavyJICNLondon BucksWPNA – Sri Lanka3RHA
Lucky Voice Fusion20-1325-2224-837-131-850-3
Savanna MMI13-2014-1223-828-522-1338-4
Sri Lanka Navy22-2512-1437-1644-1542-1547-5
London Bucks1-375-2815-443-1821-1821-2
WPNA – Sri Lanka8-3113-2215-4221-3118-2138-12

On the other hand, WPNA could only win one and that was a 38012 win against 3RHA, which allowed WPNA finish 7th and face Navy in the quarter finals. Lucky Voice Fusion secured a semi-final place after finishing top of the table

Points Table

Lucky Voice Fusion66001875513218
Savanna MMI6510138627616
Sri Lanka Navy64202049011414
London Bucks624066147-8110
WPNA – Sri Lanka6150113159-468

In the quarter finals JICN defeated London Buck 25-8, Sri Lanka Navy defeated WPNA Sri Lanka 41-21 and Savanna MMI defeated 3RHA 20-0.

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Lucky Voice Fusion moved into the final defeating JICN 25-10 and Navy avenged their group stage loss to Savanna MMI with a thrilling 17-15 win. There was another avenge no the cards in the final as Navy beat Lucky Voice Fusion 22-15 to win the tournament.