Enjoy two days of scintillating 7s rugby action this September, as the highly anticipated leg of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series, powered by Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata, will kick-off on 28th and 29th September at the picturesque Racecourse Grounds, Colombo.
The final Sri Lankan leg of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series will be broadcast live on Dialog Television channel number 77, and will also be available via live stream at the ThePapare.com and the Dialog MyTV mobile app. Entrance will be free for the public at the grounds. On Saturday 28th October, the tournament will kick-off from 1.30 pm. onwards, while the following day matches will commence at 10.00 am.
Asian rugby giants Japan will defend its men’s and women’s 7s title against some stiff opposition, as Hong Kong, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Philippines and others promise some heart-pounding action. The Tuskers are expected to make further inroads in Colombo, after their spirited performance in Korea and China.
Sri Lanka will play their first game against South Korea on 28th Saturday at 2.58 pm and the second game against Hong Kong at 6.38 pm under lights.
The national 7s rugby team is sponsored by Dialog Axiata and is also the proud sponsor of the Sri Lankan National Cricket, Volleyball and Net Ball teams. The Company also has close association with the President’s Gold Cup volleyball, national junior and senior Netball tourneys, Premier Football, schools’ Cricket and Paralympic sports by powering Army Para Games, National Para Games and the Sri Lankan contingent to the World Paralympic Games.
The Sri Lanka squad for the Colombo leg of the Asia 7s comprise of,
Squad Asia 7's Men (Colombo 2019) Final 13
1 Jesan Dissanayaka
2 Buddima Piyarathna
3 Dansha Dayan (Cap)
4 Dinuk Amerasinghe
5 Janidu Dilshan
6 Iroshan Silva
7 Kavin Dixon
8 Nishon Perera
9 Kavinda Keshan
10 Chathura Senavirathne
11 Reeza Raffaideen
12 Sudharaka Dikkumbure
13 Anuradha Herath
14 Rohan Chinthaka(Team Manager)
15 Tharaka Vithanage(Physio)
16 Mathew Lee(Coach)