No big surprises on day one | Sunday Observer

No big surprises on day one

There were no major surprises but plenty of speedy running as expected in a tournament of this nature and try-scoring over in Kandy at the Nittawela grounds on the opening day of the 2017 super sevens rugby tournament organized by Sri Lanka Rugby, where eight franchise teams four Men’s, and women’s teams and another eight under 18 school teams were seen in action, where 28 matches were played.

On the first day there was no women’s matches played. But On the second day play starts off with the Women’s games.

Trinity, Kingswood, St. Peter’s and Science have entered the under 18 cup semifinals, the losing quarterfinal teams are St. Joseph’s, Dhamraraja, and St .Anthony’s . It was a good day of for the players , who dished out good quality rugby .

Rugby sevens at the highest level was witnessed and a deluge of tries were scored. This tournament featured some of the top players.

The day two will start off with the women’s games today at 7.40 a.m.

Day One Results

Schools - St. Peter’s 17-14 Isipathana, Dharmaraja 19-19 St. Josephs, St. Antony’s 12 – 7 Kingswood, Trinity 22-17 Science, St. Josephs 14-10 Isipathana, St.Peters 31-5 Dharmaraja, Science 33-19 St. Anthony’s, Trinity 17-10 Kingswood, Dharmaraja 22-19 Isipathna, St. Joseph’s 26 -0 St. Peter’s, Trinity 24-15 St. Anthony’s, Science 28-5 Kingswood.

Cup Quarter finals

Kingswood 17-12 St. Josephs, Science 32-19 Dharmaraja, St.Peter’s 24 – 7 St.Anthiony’s. Trinity 31-21 Isipathana

Franchise teams -

Cargills Gladiators 19- 12 Walkers CML Vipers, Etisalt Panthers 19 – 17 EZY Wolves, Mobitel Egales 26-12 Access Kings, KBSL Dragons 22 – 19, Softlogic Warriors, Second session Etisalat Panthers 26 - 7 Walkers CML Vipers, EZY Wolves 26-5 Cargill’s Gladiators,

Access Kings 17 – 14 Softlogic Warriors., Mobetel Eagles 24-21 KBSL Dragons, Walkers CML Vipers. 17-14 EZY Wolves, Cargils Gladiators 19-15 Etisalt Panthers, K.B.S.L. Dragons 26-15 Access Kings, Mobitel Eagles 14-5 Softlogic Warriors.