Sri Lanka stuns Asian giant South Korea 28-5 | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka stuns Asian giant South Korea 28-5

Sri Lanka’s Kevin Dixon races for the try-line to score
Sri Lanka’s Kevin Dixon races for the try-line to score

Sri Lanka played their hearts out to beat fourth ranked South Korea by 28 points to 5 in their opener at the Asian Rugby Sevens Series second leg encounter in China yesterday.

Sri Lanka led 14-5 at half time.

Janidu Dilshan opened the scoring for Sri Lanka with a good burst of speed to touch down under the post and Reeza Rafaideen made no mistake with the conversion.

The Koreans responded quickly when they scored a try which went unconverted.

Sri Lanka’s second try was scored a Jason Dissanayake when he beat the Korean winger at the stroke of half time. Rafaideen converted to give Sri Lanka a 14-5 lead at the turn around.

Dilshan scored his second try early in the second half followed by Dixon scoring one more try in the latter stage of the match. This win against one of the top four teams in Asia came as a big boost for the Sri Lankans.

Sri Lanka also produced another excellent performance in their second match to register an impressive 26-17 win over Chinese Taipei. Again star player Janidu Dilshan who scored two tries in this game while Kevin Dixon and Jason Dissanayake scored a try each for the Tuskers.

Sri Lanka will face Japan today at 10.04 am Sri Lanka time at the same venue and likely to enter the semi finals. Meanwhile Sri Lanka Women faced a rough time in China as they lost both their matches as Hong Kong won by 22 points to 7 in their first match and in the second match Malaysia stunned Sri Lanka by 20 points to 5.

Sri Lanka will play their final group stage match today against China at 7.52 a.m. Sri Lanka time.