Sri Lanka national rugby union team (sevens)

Sri Lanka national rugby union team (sevens)

Sri Lanka Sevens
Union Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union
Captain(s) Fazil Marija[1]
World Cup Sevens
Appearances no
Australia playing Sri Lanka at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Sri Lanka national rugby union sevens is a national sevens side. They have competed in the Hong Kong Sevens since the 1980s.[2] In 1989, veteran rugby commentator Bill McLaren mentions them in an article on the Hong Kong Sevens, saying that their team had players such as Kothalawala, Ekanayake and Lakshantha, and that he was grateful that he did not have to broadcast all the names, as he had trouble pronouncing them correctly.[3]

Contents

  • Current Squad 1
  • Tournament history 2
    • Asian Games 2.1
      • 1998 Asian Games 2.1.1
      • 2002 Asian Games 2.1.2
      • 2006 Asian Games 2.1.3
      • 2010 Asian Games 2.1.4
    • Commonwealth Games 2.2
      • 2006 Commonwealth Games 2.2.1
      • 2010 Commonwealth Games 2.2.2
    • Hong Kong Sevens 2.3
      • 1984 Hong Kong Sevens 2.3.1
      • 2007 Hong Kong Sevens 2.3.2
      • 2008 Hong Kong Sevens 2.3.3
      • 2009 Hong Kong Sevens 2.3.4
    • Singer Sri Lankan Airlines Rugby 7's 2.4
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Current Squad

Squad to 2014 Commonwealth Games:

  • Shenal Dias
  • Sudharshana Muthuthantri
  • Anuruddha Wilwara
  • Lawang Perera
  • Danuska Ranjan
  • Sandun Herath
  • Shehan Pathirana
  • Dinusha Chathuranga
  • Richard Dharmapala
  • Fazil Marija
  • Srinath Sooriyabandara
  • Mithun Hapugoda

Tournament history

Asian Games

Commonwealth Games

Hong Kong Sevens

1984 Hong Kong Sevens

Year Venue Cup Plate Bowl
Winner Final Score Runner-up Winner Winner
1984
Details
Government Stadium ' 26-0
New Zealand

Australia

Sri Lanka

Singer Sri Lankan Airlines Rugby 7's

Year Cup Plate Bowl
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003  Arabian Gulf
2004
2005  Arabian Gulf
2006
2007
2008

See also

References

  • McLaren, Bill A Visit to Hong Kong in Starmer-Smith, Nigel & Robertson, Ian (eds) The Whitbread Rugby World '90 (Lennard Books, 1989)
  1. ^ http://sundaytimes.lk/sport/rugby-sri-lanka-sevens-team-faces-tough-task-commonwealth-games.html
  2. ^ McLaren, p70
  3. ^ McLaren, p74