The 2017 Edition of the Sri Lanka Super Sevens Rugby Tournament concluded with Defending Champions Mobitel Eagles claiming the overall Championship for the second year in running at the Racecourse International Rugby Stadium a short while ago.
The Mobitel outfit were adjudged the Runners-up during the Second Leg of the tournament however the Roshan Weeraratne led team clinched the Cup championship during the tournament opener in Kandy last week.
Eight Schools, Eight Franchise outfits and Four Women’s teams competed for honours with a total of 56 games being worked-off over the course of Saturday and today.
In the schools segment of the tournament, Kingswood College Kandy clinched the Cup Championship by beating St. Joseph’s College Maradana by 07 points to 05.
St. Peter’s College beat Wesley College by 36 to 05 to claim the Plate while Science College Mt. Lavinia won the Bowl after overcoming Isipathana College by 19 points to 12 in their respective finals.
St. Anthony’s College Katugastota registered a thumping 31-05 win over Zahira College to secure the Shield category of the 2017 Sri Lanka Super Sevens Tournament.
The four team women’s draw was dominated by the Navy Sports Club as they registered three big wins over CR & FC, Sri Lanka Air Force and the Sri Lanka Army Sports Club.
The Franchise segment featured the best of local rugby stars along with international superstars from Fiji, the United States, South Africa and from Kenya.
The international stars displayed some exceptional rugby and made the difference in many close franchise encounters.
The EZY Wolves team won the Colombo Leg of the tournament after beating the Mobitel Eagles outfit by 26 points to 12 in the final.
Etisalat Panthers claimed the Plate by beating by Cargills Gladiators by 22 points to 19 while Access Kings secured the Bowl by overcoming Softlogic Warriors by 34-19 in their respective finals.
Walkers Vipers beat KBSL Dragons by 28 points to 19 to win the Shield category.
The Defending Champions Mobitel Eagles, following their heroics in Kandy secured the overall Championship while EZY Wolves was adjudged the 2nd best team of the 2017 Sri Lanka Supers Sevens Tournament.
Softlogic Warriors and Access Kings secured the 3rd place in the overall rankings.
The two day event concluded following the auction of a jersey signed by the victorious New Zealand Super Rugby team Hurricanes at the grounds. The proceeds of the auction were handed over to the authorities of Science College Mt. Lavinia for the the development of Rugby.
The awards and trophies were handed over by the Chairman of Sri Lanka Super Sevens, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando, Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Rugby and representatives of the tournament sponsors.
Day-2 Complete Results
SCH-Cup Q/F-1 Kingswood College 29 Vs 5 Isipathana College
SCH-Cup Q/F-2 St.Anthony’s College 5 Vs 22 St. Peter’s College
SCH-Cup Q/F-3 Wesley College 24 Vs 0 Zahira College
SCH-Cup Q/F-4 Science College 5 Vs 12 St. Joseph’s College
SCH BOW/SHIELD SEMI FINAL Isipathana College 26 Vs 5 St.Anthony’s College
SCH BOW/SHIELD SEMI FINAL Zahira College 7 Vs 20 Science College
SCH CUP/PLATE SEMI FINAL Kingswood College 15 Vs 12 St. Peter’s College
SCH CUP/PLATE SEMI FINAL Wesley College 7 Vs 29 St. Joseph’s College
SCH/Shield Final St.Anthony’s College 31 Vs 5 Zahira College
SCH/Bowl Final Isipathana College 12 Vs 19 Science College
SCH/Plate Final St. Peter’s College 36 Vs 5 Wesley College
SCH Final Kingswood College 7 Vs 5 St. Joseph’s College
Army SC 43 Vs 0 C R & F C
Navy SC 41 Vs 5 Air Force SC
Air Force SC 19 Vs 0 C R & FC
Army SC 5 Vs 41 Nay SC
F/Cup Q/F-1 EZY Wolves 24 Vs 12 Softlogic Warriors
F/Cup Q/F-2 Cargills Gladiators 36 Vs 19 KBSL Dragons
F/Cup Q/F-3 Walkers CML Vipers 19 Vs 24 Etisalat Panthers
F/Cup Q/F-4 Mobitel Eagles 17 Vs 12 Access Kings
F/ BOW/SHIELD SEMI FINAL Softlogic Warriors 24 Vs 19 KBSL Dragons
F/ BOW/SHIELD SEMI FINAL Walkers CML Vipers 12 Vs 17 Access Kings
F/ CUP/PLATE SEMI FINAL EZY Wolves 17 Vs 10 Cargills Gladiators
F/ CUP/PLATE SEMI FINAL Etisalat Panthers 24 Vs 33 Mobitel Eagles
F/Shield Final KBSL Dragons 17 Vs 28 Walkers CML Vipers
F/Bowl Final Softlogic Warriors 19 Vs 34 Access Kings
F/Plate Final Cargills Gladiators 19 Vs 22 Etisalat Panthers
F/Cup Finals EZY Wolves 26 Vs 12 Mobitel Eagles
SRI LANKA SUPER SEVEN’S – 2017 TOURNAMENT Final Standings
Placings Team Name Points
1st Mobitel Eagles 55
2nd EZY Wolves 43
3rd Softlogic Warriors 34
3rd Access Kings 34
5th Etisalat Panthers 26
6th Walkers CML Vipers 22
7th Cargills Gladiators 18
8th K B S L Dragons 10