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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 running at the Racecourse International Rugby Stadium last evening.

The Mobitel outfit were adjudged 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 yesterday.

In the schools segment of the tournament, Kingswood College Kandy clinched the Cup Championship 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 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 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.