CR enter Clifford Cup final
CR & FC entered the final of the Caltex Clifford Cup knock-out Rugby
Championship with a close 21 points (3 tries, 2 penalties) to 13 (1
goal, 2 penalties) win over Air Force in the first semi-final at Longden
Place yesterday. CR had a slender 8-7 lead at lemons.
CR will now meet the winners of today's semi-final (Havelocks vs CH &
FC at Longden Place) on Saturday (August 12) in the final.
The red shirts were minus five regulars and had to fight hard to win.
They scored their tries through flanker Ashane Karthelis, Prop.
Swarnatilleke and skipper Pavithra Fernando. All three tries were
unconverted, while Senthil Kumar and Sheriff kicked over the two
For the Airmen, scrum-half Ajith Indika scored the solitary try which
was converted by Nalin Sirisena, who also put over two 35-metre
Priyantha Gunaratne refereed.