Sri Lanka lose both matches on the first day of Borneo Sevens
The Sri Lanka Rugby Sevens team lost both matches on the first day of
the Borneo Rugby Sevens played at Kota Kibulu, Malaysia yesterday.
The Lankans were beaten by the formidable Japan by 34 points (two
goals, four tries) to 7 (one goal) in their first match of Group ‘C’.
The solitary try was scored by Chamara Dabare with Saliya Kumara making
The Lankans put up a gallant display in their second match of the day
against Chinese Taipai before losing by 14 points (two goals) to 17 (two
goals, one penalty) after trialling 7-10 at the breather.
Saliya Kumara and Vishwamithra Jayasinghe scored the tries for the
Lankans with Saliya Kumara converting both tries. With these two defeats
the Lankans were relegated to the Bowl Competition.