Mercantile Rugby Sevens from July 19 to 21 | Daily News


Mercantile Rugby Sevens from July 19 to 21

The 49th edition of the Mercantile Rugby Football ‘Sevens’ together with the third Women’s Tag Rugby Sevens, 2019, conducted by the Mercantile rugby Football Association will be held on July 19, 20 and 21 at CR&FC grounds, Longdon Place.

Entries are called from MRFA affiliated firms and new-comers for the Men and Womens Tournaments, entries closing on July 5.

Entry forms are available with the following MRFA Officials. (1) Nishantha Wickramage , C/o Access Group, Access Towers, Union Place, Colombo

2. (Tel – 0773/125500). (2) Dinushka Jayatissa C/o Ceylon Tobacco Co. , 178, Srimath Ramanathan Mawatha, Colombo 15 (Tel – 0773/659330). (3) Mahesh Wijenayake C/o HNB City Office, 16 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1 (Tel- 0777/281071).

Entry Forms could be down loaded via MRFA web site:

The briefing for the Captain’s and Secretary’s of aspiring teams was held on June 26 at the CR&FC Old Pavilion, 6.30 pm. All intricate details and the new laws pertaining the tournament was explained by Senior Officials from Sri Lanka Society of Rugby Football Referees, Tony Amith, Anil Jayasinghe and Shamrath Fernando.

In the last year’s tournament held on July 20, 21 and 22 at the Race Course International Rugby Football Stadium, where 33 teams took part, Access Group regained the ‘Cup’ beating Dialog Axiata ‘A’. John Keells ‘B’ won the ‘Plate’beating Classic Travel. CDB won the ‘Bowl’ beating Allianz Insurance and Dialog ‘B’ won the ‘Shield’ beating Ceylon Tea Brokers.

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