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2018-01-13

Police Sports Club will lock horns with Navy Sports Club in a Dialog Rugby League encounter at Police Park at 4.00 this evening.

Last week, Police displayed an impressive rearguard against CR & FC before going down by a 31-33 point margin.

Shamly Nawaz’s men have only managed to draw a game against CH & FC so far and are firmly rooted at the base of the Dialog Rugby Table.

Injuries and player transfers have also contributed to the downfall of the Cops this season.

The Police Park-based club has shown some intent in attack, however hapless defending meant the 12-time League Champions could endure a winless season and could be the recipient of the infamous wooden-spoon.

The Navy Sports Club has also struggled with consistency despite being unbeaten at home throughout the season so far.

Navy registered its maiden away win last week when they beat Sri Lanka Army by 28-10 at Havelock Park.

The win helped the Dhanuska Perera-led team to leapfrog to Third in the Dialog League Table.

Full-back Thilina Weerasinghe meanwhile continues to pile on the points with his reliable boot, and has accumulated a record 102 points in 9 games during the campaign.

The Navy front-eight has also been a force to be reckoned with although at home.

Navy, despite a strong second half rally by Police, registered a 31-24 win during the corresponding fixture in the opening round.

The Sailors are once again overwhelming favourites to take all six available points this evening and head coach Mothilal Jayathilaka will be focused giving game time for his squad players.