Rugby looks at September Sevens | Sunday Observer

Rugby looks at September Sevens

11 July, 2021

More than three months after they kick-out a golden opportunity to conduct the inter club Sevens tournament, Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) now wants to see if the sport can recommence in September with a Sevens event and have vaccinated 142 players and officials against coronavirus.

Hopefully SLR is looking at forming a national pool after the Sevens in September to focus on the upcoming Asian Sevens series, the first two legs of which will be worked off in Dubai in November.

Thereafter, they will go into a High Performance training period targetting the Asian Games to be held next year.

The pool will consist of 20 members each for the men’s and women’s segments.

Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) is hopeful to restart playing after the A/L examination in October with the desire of selecting a pool of players to participate in the Under-19 Asian tournament to be held at the Race Course ground in Colombo.

To kick start schools rugby some coaches have expressed their willingness to start with tag or touch rugby.

To get this started the SLSRFA is hopeful that vaccination of players below 16 years will be carried out with the support of the Education Ministry.

The Asian under-19 Series matches will be held on December 5, 9 and 13 with two matches played each day.

The teams expected to participate are Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, South Korea and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka will play Hong Kong on December 5, Korea on December 9 and Taipei on December 13.