2012 league champs Havelocks will take on Hambanthota Sharks - the new kid in the local rugby arena in the curtain-raiser of the much awaited Dialog league tournamnet scheduled to kick off from 15th of November.
The second round will take place between 24th January to 23rd February and the below given is the first round fixture released yesterday by the SLRFU.
By Ameen Mohamed
Sports Strapping is an important aspect to not only rugby, but many different sports as well. Agoal International in a bid to increase awareness on the methods of sports strapping conducted a practical course titled ‘Introduction to Sports Strapping –Application of Rigid and Kinesio Taping in Sports Context’ at the CR and FC Auditorium yesterday.
This course effectively use and highlighted the scientific techniques of strapping and was conducted by Dulan Tharanga Kodikara who is a specialist Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist and has extensive experience in sports strapping due to his various endeavours with professional sports team in Australia.
Dilroy Fernando, Director of Agoal International explained that ‘Our prime aim is to help the Rugby Union and other sports as well in order to take every single sport to a different level and there will be more programmes in the future as well on other important topics as well.’
Addressing the gathering Alastair Saverimutto, CEO of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) said ‘What I have seen in Sri Lanka with respects to Rugby, is that it has fantastic support, following and everybody is naturally talented but the areas where Sri Lanka need to professionalize are the coaching techniques, way we operate in supplements etc". "Today we have to understand that strapping is an important part of the sport, and this course is of utmost importance to help the development of rugby as well’ he further added.
Ryan Gibney, an expert on physical strength and conditioning, addressed the gathering by saying ‘It’s not what they do in the gym of the field, it is also what sportsmen and sportswomen do outside training that is important, such as strapping, supplements etc.’
This course was attended by various physiotherapists, trainers, coaches, instructors, sportsmen and sportswomen in a bid to increase awareness on the importance of proper sports strapping in Sri Lanka.
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The first day's results of the Mercantile Rugby 7s Tournament held at CR&FC ground, Colombo.
Commercial Leasing v Union Bank 38-00
Iconic Advertising v Sri Lanka Insurance A 00-19
Dialog B v HSBC 24-00
NTB v CDB 05-26
Commercial Leasing v CL Synergy 00-12
Iconic Advertising v Union Bank 38-00
Dialog B v Commercial Credit 05-12
NTB v HSBC 05-05
Commercial Leasing v Sri Lanka Insurance A 00-26
Iconic Advertsing v CL Synergy 10-05
Dialog B v CDB 07-12
NTB 10 v Commercial Credit 12
Kandurata Umbrella v Janashakthi 00-28
CL Synergy v Sri Lanka Insurance A 07-19
Commercial Credit v CDB 12-12
Commercial Leasing v Iconic Advertising 05-12
CL Synergy v Union Bank 42-00
Dialog B v NTB 24-00
Commercial Credit v HSBC 14-07
Kandurata Umbrella v Hidramani 05-10
Milenium IT v Ceylon Tobacco 19-19
Digital Commerce v PABC 00-43
Brandix v Janashakthi 17-05
Virtusa v Expo Lanka 05-10
Softlogic v Sri Lanka Insurance B 28-00
Amana Takaful v Hayleys 33-00
Millennium IT v Sri Lanka Insurance B 31-00
Digital Commerce v Hayleys 00-35
Brandix v Hidramani 10-21
Virtusa v Alliance Finance 22-05
Softlogic v Ceylon Tobacco 35-00
Amana Takaful v PABC 00-12
Kandurata Umbrella v Brandix 05-10
Nation Lanka v Commercial Bank 22-07
John Keels A v MAS B 33-07
MAS A v Sampath Bank 35-00
Dialog A v John Keels B 24-05
Nation Lanka v MAS B 39-00
John Keels A v Commercial Bank 21-07
MAS A v John Keels B 19-00
Dialog A v Sampath Bank A 19-00
By Dhammika Heenpella
Sri Lanka's premier rugby league tournament is scheduled to be held in November this year and unlike the previous seasons, the SLRFU has made a decision to hold the tournament two months late so it does not clash with the popular school rugby season.
This year Sri Lanka rugby fans will see the birth of another new contender in Hambantota Sharks and it is speculated that the top rated rugby players in the country would join the new team.
Early this year, the communication giant Dialog Axiata secured the tournament sponsorship deal for the second successive year and has promised to play a bigger and vital role in developing rugby in Sri Lanka.
The finals of the SLRFU Inter Club Sevens took place at Havelock Grounds from 1pm-9pm yesterday (5th May). The results are as follows;
Quarter Finals -
Upcountry Lions beat Police 'A' (31-5)
Kandy 'A' beat Navy 'A' (21-5)
CH&FC beat Air Force 'A' (15-12)
Havelocks beat CR&FC (29-0)