Home / Sports/ Singapore national rugby team confirms Lankan tour

Singapore national rugby team confirms Lankan tour


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00


By Shamseer Jaleel 

The Singapore national rugby team confirmed its tour to Sri Lanka on 20 October. 

Upon arrival on the same night they will head up to Kandy to play the defending league and Clifford Cup champions Kandy Sports Club on 21 October at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 4.00 p.m.

Kandy is expected to field their full team as this encounter will be one week after the Asian Sevens third leg in Colombo. This will be an ideal opportunity for the upcountry club to gain some match practice before they defend their league title, with their game against CH&FC two weeks later in Colombo. 

Players who are nursing an injury, Roshan Weeraratne, Fazil Marija, Shehan Pathirana, Richard Dharmapala and Gayan Weeraratne, are expected to be named in the starting line-up. Players already with the national Sevens squad such as Jason Dissanayake, Dhanushka Ranjan and Srinarth Sooriyabandara are also expected to play in this encounter.

Singapore, who are undergoing intense training back at home, will be naming their touring 25 players this week. They are currently playing in the Asian Rugby Championship (ARC) Division II and they will be playing their promotion/relegation encounter against India on 15 November in Taipei. The four-team event will see Singapore, India, Taipei and Thailand battling it out for ARC Division I promotion in 2018.

 


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Lloyd Yapa’s treatise on export competitiveness: A must reference book for SL economic policymakers

Monday, 11 December 2017

A pressing economic problem faced by the present Government, and any government that would come to power in the future, is the dwindling export earnings.


Brand Excellence – How it all started

Monday, 11 December 2017

Brand Excellence 2017 has just been concluded and it is good to see all the winners proudly displaying their trophies and accolades in recognition of their brand marketing strategies.


Excellence as essence: Reaping the richness of resourcefulness

Monday, 11 December 2017

An annual convocation is an event to remember the social obligation we have in order to produce leaders of the right calibre to the nation.


Nuwara-Eliya, a lost horizon

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Nuwara-Eliya is a pretence. Holding out as a ‘little England’ or a miniature Switzerland, the place is a groundless boast, a show a long way from getting on the road. What immediately hits the visitor to the township in the hills are the dissimil


Columnists More