Tuskers make history at Borneo with record score


The Sri Lanka national sevens team made history at the Borneo Sevens in their tournament opener, when they defeated the Islanders Rugby Club with a record score of 80-0 while the Ladies impressed in their opener as well.

Sri Lanka Women favourites in Borneo; Fresh-look Men’s team

With a title to defend, the Sri Lanka national women’s sevens team took flight to Malaysia along with a fresh men’s outfit…

The 2018 Borneo Sevens kicked off this evening with the participation of 22 teams and will span out for three days. The Sri Lanka Men’s team played their first group stage game later in the evening with the team taking on the Islanders Rugby Club.

Sri Lanka’s Danush Dayan (R) in action against the Islanders RC. Also in the picture, Chanaka Chandimal, Sithum Peiris (middle) and Kavindu Perera (L). Photo by Sri Lanka Rugby

It was simply one-way traffic for the Tuskers lead by Sudarshana Muthtuthanthri as they scored a record 80 points which is the highest a team has ever scored in the history of the tournament. The Lankans collected their 80 points off 12 tries and 10 conversions.

The Tuskers will tee off with the Sabah Eagles team in the afternoon (1.30 p.m. SL time) in their group stage game.

Earlier in the day, it was an impressive opening statement from the Lady Tuskers when they took on the Sabah Sukma Club side and the ladies were successful in scoring 50 points and deprived their opponents of a single point.

It was a good opening game for the Sri Lanka Women’s team, who are the tournament favourites in the women’s competition, having won it last year. Randika Kumudumali’s team looked very composed and showcased good composure against a rather weak Sabah side.

The 50 point win will mean that the women will have their spirits high as they face tough opponents in the next two days.

The Sabah Sukma team was not spared a single attacking opportunity and the defence was on point by the Lady Tuskers. Photo by Sri Lanka Rugby

The women will play tournament hosts Eagles RFC Select at 6.30 a.m. (SL time) followed by Hong Kong at 10.30 am. (SL time).

Score Summary

Sri Lanka Men 80 (12T 10C) – 0 Islanders RC

Sri Lanka Women 50 (10T) – 0 Sabah Sukma

Fixtures – 17th March

  • Sri Lanka Women v Eagles RFC Select – 6.30 a.m. (SL time) 
  • Sri Lanka Women v Hong Kong – 10.30 a.m. (SL time) 
  • Sri Lanka Men v Sabah Eagles – 1.30 p.m. (SL time)