The much looked forward Dialog Club Rugby 7's tournament got underway today (June 29th) at the Race Course Grounds in Colombo. 24 matches were played on day 1, with 16 teams in 4 groups battling it out to clinch the coveted trophy.
Kandy, Havelock's, CR & FC and Police 'A' were unbeaten on day 1 topping their respective groups by winning all 3 games.
Havelock’s came on top in group 'A" beating last year's champions CH & FC 'A' 33/10, Army 'B' 42/00 and trashed Peterson RFC 62/07. CR & FC dominated group ‘B’ defeating Police ‘B’ 31/10, running over Galle RFC 65/00 and a strong Air force 'A' 27/00.
Kandy SC started the season strongly as always dishing out some excellent 7's rugby to defeat CH & FC 'B' 45/05, a challenging 28/12 win over Air force 'B' and a sound win over a strong Navy 'A' side 29/07 to win group 'C'.
Group 'D' saw Police 'A' get a big win over newcomers Malay CC 59/00, a 33/17 win over Navy 'B', and a fantastic 21/14 win over Army ‘A’ in the last game of the day which probably was the most evenly contested game on day 1.
The teams who finished 3rd and 4th in their respective groups; Army 'B', Peterson RFC, Police 'B', Galle RFC, CH & FC ‘B’, Air force ‘B’, Malay CC and Navy ‘B’ will fight it out on Day 2 in the Bowl/ Shield segment.
While Havelock’s, CH & FC 'A', CR & FC, Air force 'A', Kandy SC, Navy 'A', Police 'A' and Army 'A' who ended up 1st and 2nd in the their groups will battle in the Cup/ Plate segment.
Day 2 will feature 20 games. The games will commence at 9am, and the cup final is scheduled for 5.40pm. Who will be the Dialog Club Rugby 7’s champions for 2019? Come over to the Race Course Grounds and witness Sri Lanka's best 7's Rugby.
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