Dialog Super Sevens
rugby series auction:
Top Lankan player fetches Rs. 750,000
Some of the top Sri Lankan ruggerites were brought for as much as Rs. 750,000 at
the local player auction held in Colombo yesterday for the upcoming Dialog Super
Sevens Rugby tournament. Out of 181 players who are representing the local rugby
clubs, 72 were brought by the eight franchises and the highest offer for a
player was Sri Lankan rupees 750,000/- .
Some of the famous Sri Lanka national players who had the luxury of obtaining
that amount are forward Jason Dissanayake who was brought by Softlogic Warriors,
centre Kanchana Ramanayake by Etisalat Panthers, centre Danushka Ranjan by
Walkers CML Vipers and utility three quarters Srinath Sooriyabandara by EZY
Wolves and Richard Dharmapala by Cargills Gladiators.
Among some of the top schoolboy ruggerites who have been picked to represent
teams in the Super Seven are Singer league and Milo knockout winning champion
Isipathana College captain Kushan Indunil by Etisalat Panthers, and Isipathana
and S. Thomas’ College highest points scorers for the season winger Ranindu
Padmasanka and centre Ashwantha Herath by Just in Group Dragons and Softlogic
The auction for around 30-40 foreign players for the seven franchises will take
place sometime next week. Around 12O Sri Lankan rugby players will get an
opportunity to play and train with world class Sevens players. SLRFU will be
conducting the two tournaments on August 5 and 6 and on August 12 and 13. Both
tournaments will be played at the Racecourse International Rugby Stadium,
Colombo 7. Dialog Axiata Plc. will be the tournament sponsor.The tournament
format will consist of two pools “A“ and “B“ and each pool will have 4 teams.
The teams in each pool will play each other on a round robin basis. Based on day
1 results, the teams will qualify to compete in the title championship on day 2
for the Cup Championship, Plate, Bowl and Shield. After each tournament, based
on the team rankings, tournament points will be awarded to each team as follows:
1st Place - 30 Points,
2nd Place - 25 Points,
3rd Place - 21 Points,
4th Place - 17 Points,
5th Place - 13 Points,
6th Place - 9 Points,
7th Place - 5 Points,
8th Place - 1 Point.
Based on the 1st Leg placings the teams will be pooled as follows for the 2nd
The 2nd Leg will also follow the same tournament format as the 1st Leg.
The team which has the highest number of points from both tournament legs will
be declared the winner of the Dialog Sri Lanka Super 7’s.
The Super Seven teams are
(foreign players to be added):