The Interclub Rugby 7's Segment 2, conducted by Sri Lanka Rugby was worked off on 13th & 14th July at the Navy Grounds in Walisara. There was some exciting Rugby on both days, with some teams fighting hard to win their respective categories.
The tournament featured 15 teams in 4 groups. Group 'A' included Gampaha RFC, Navy Seahorse, Field Force RFU and Matale RFC. Group ‘B’ included Old Kannangara 'A', Virtusan 'B', Central Bank RFC and Hambanthota RFC. Group 'C' comprised Navy Dreadnought, Panadura RFU, Moraliyans - Moratuwa and Mudaliyans - Ratmalana. Group 'D' comprised Virtusan 'A', Old Kannangara 'B' and Rathgama.
The group stage matches we worked off on day 1 with Navy Seahorse, Old Kannangara 'A', Navy Dreadnought and Old Kannangara 'B' toping their respective groups.
On Day 2 the quarter finals, semifinals and finals were conducted for the Shield, Bowl, Plate and Cup categories.
The bottom half competed in the Shield and Bowl categories. Virtusan ‘A’ ended up winning the shield, while Matale went on to beat Central bank 38/12 to clinch the bowl.
The Plate and cup categories were very competitive. The plate final ended up in a trilling game, with Mudaliyans -Ratmalana winning the game by 1 point over Rathgama 20/19.
In the Cup final, the strong Navy Dreadnought team went on to beat Old Kannangara 'A' 7/5 in a another close game which was played in rainy conditions. Navy Dreadnought were unbeaten in the tournament, while Old Kannangara 'A' only lost a game in the cup final.
The 3rd place play off was won by Navy Sea Horse who beat Field Force 27/05.
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