Sri Lanka national rugby union team (sevens)

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Sri Lanka Sevens
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Union Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union
Coach(es) Mathew Turner[1]
Captain(s) Fazil Marija[2]
World Cup Sevens
Appearances no
Australia playing Sri Lanka at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Sri Lanka national rugby union sevens is a national sevens side. They have competed in the Hong Kong Sevens since the 1980s.[3] In 1989, veteran rugby commentator Bill McLaren mentions them in an article on the Hong Kong Sevens, saying that their team had players such as Kothalawala, Ekanayake and Lakshantha, and that he was grateful that he did not have to broadcast all the names, as he had trouble pronouncing them correctly.[4]

Current Squad[edit]

Squad to 2014 Commonwealth Games:

  • Shenal Dias
  • Sudharshana Muthuthantri
  • Anuruddha Wilwara
  • Lawang Perera
  • Danuska Ranjan
  • Sandun Herath
  • Shehan Pathirana
  • Dinusha Chathuranga
  • Richard Dharmapala
  • Fazil Marija
  • Srinath Sooriyabandara
  • Mithun Hapugoda

Tournament history[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

2014 Asian Games[edit]

Pool C[edit]
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 94 31 +63 9
 Sri Lanka 3 2 0 1 90 28 +62 7
 Chinese Taipei 3 1 0 2 73 64 +9 5
 Lebanon 3 0 0 3 12 146 −134 3

30 September

South Korea  38 – 7  Lebanon
Sri Lanka  24 – 7  Chinese Taipei
South Korea  35 – 12  Chinese Taipei
Sri Lanka  54 – 0  Lebanon

1 October

South Korea  21 – 12  Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka  24 – 19  China

2 October

Japan  40 – 0  Sri Lanka
South Korea  17 – 14  Sri Lanka

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Commonwealth Games[edit]

Hong Kong Sevens[edit]

Main article: Hong Kong Sevens

1984 Hong Kong Sevens[edit]

Main article: 1984 Hong Kong Sevens
Year Venue Cup Plate Bowl
Winner Final Score Runner-up Winner Winner
1984
Details
Government Stadium
Fiji
26-0
New Zealand

Australia

Sri Lanka

Singer Sri Lankan Airlines Rugby 7's[edit]

Year Cup Plate Bowl
1999  South Korea  Malaysia  India
2000  Chinese Taipei  Japan  Thailand
2001  Chinese Taipei  Denmark  Czech Republic
2002  Portugal  South Korea  Hong Kong
2003  Kenya  Sri Lanka Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf
2004  Japan  Sri Lanka  Kazakhstan
2005  Japan  Sri Lanka Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf
2006  South Korea  Thailand  Malaysia
2007  Hong Kong  China  India
2008  Malaysia  Kazakhstan  Singapore
2009  Japan  Thailand  Pakistan
2010  Fiji Barbarians  New Zealand Legends  Germany

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • McLaren, Bill A Visit to Hong Kong in Starmer-Smith, Nigel & Robertson, Ian (eds) The Whitbread Rugby World '90 (Lennard Books, 1989)
  1. ^ Cader, Saabir (14 August 2015). "England's Matt Turner to coach the Sri Lanka 7s". The Papare. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  2. ^ http://sundaytimes.lk/sport/rugby-sri-lanka-sevens-team-faces-tough-task-commonwealth-games.html
  3. ^ McLaren, p70
  4. ^ McLaren, p74