League leaders Navy SC consolidated their position atop the league table today when they comfortably beat CR & FC 48 points to 20 in their Dialog Rugby League game, played at Welisara today.
Two missed penalties by Reza Mubarak – well within the fullback’s range – early in the game denied CR&FCamemorablewin against Havelock SC losing 22 points to 17 in their Dialog rugby League match played at Longdon Place yesterday.
Kandy Sports Club got back to winning ways when they opened the second round of the inter-club league tournament beating Up Country Lions Sports Club by 46 points (6 tries, 5 conversions, 2 penalties) to 11 points (1 try and 2 penalties) at Nittawela Rugby Stadium yesterday.
In their last game against the cream of the local club rugby crop for this season, the Hambantota Sharks hardly fit their moniker, overwhelmed by defending champions Havelock SC in the final game of the first round of the Dialog Rugby League, played at Longden Place today.
Navy SC remain the only unbeaten team in the ongoing Dialog Rugby League after beating defending champions Havelock SC 21 points to 17 in the game played at Welisara today, with Kandy keeping pace with a 34 points to 13 win over Upcountry Lions.
Army SC overcame Hambantota Sharks by 26 points to 3 in the Division 1A Dialog Rugby League tournament match played at the Diyagama ground yesterday.
In the present day context of the game of rugby football a communication set (Com Set) for referees could be termed a basic necessity, given the tough scrutiny faced by match officials.
Havelock SC coasted to their fifth successive win of the Division A Dialog Rugby League tournament with a convincing 36 points to 25 win over Upcountry Lions.
Air Force recorded their first win of the ongoing Dialog Rugby League tournament with a close 27 points to 22 win over wooden spoonists CH & FC who succumbed to their sixth successive defeat in the match played at Maitland Place yesterday.
The game between Southern Sharks and Havelock SC which was called off earlier in the season due to a power failure at Havelock Park and re- scheduled for this weekend (27th December), will not go ahead with the Southern Sharks administration insisting on the need for their players to get required rest as the other teams in the fray who enjoy a weekend off come this week. This comes in the backdrop of a suggestion to play the game in Galle this weekend, which had been turned down by the reigning champions. The next date of the match is yet to be confirmed.
Kandy regained some lost pride yesterday when they went past a hapless Hambantota Sharks by 48 points (8 tries, 4 conversions) to 6 (2 penalties) win in their Inter Club “A” division rugby encounter which concluded at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium. At the breather Kandy SC led 26-3.
CR & FC staged a superb come back to record a 24 points (2 goals – 2 try) to 14 ( 2 goals) win over the strong Army SC at Longden place.
Defending league champions Havelock SC defeated the challenging Police SC 27 (3 goals, 2 penalty) – 06 ( 2 penalty ) points in their week 5 fixture of the Dialog Club Rugby League 2013/14 worked out under lights at Havelock Park yesterday.
CR & FC will host the consistent surprise package of the season Army SC in an exciting game of rugby on the 14th of Saturday in the 5th week of the Dialog Club Rugby League 2013/14.
Navy Sports Club halted Kandy SC’s unbeaten run in the Inter club “A” division league rugby tournament by recording a 21 points (2 tries, 1 conversion, 3 penalties) to 14 points (1 try, 3 penalties) win in the game played at Nittawela Rugby Stadium in front of a packed record crowd yesterday.
The, now annual, club rugby superfight will roll into town this week – literally if your town is Kandy – when Kandy SC and Navy, separated by a point at the top of the table, spar for the lead and early season honours at Nittawela on Sunday, in week four of the Dialog Rugby League.
Kandy Sports Club continued their unbeaten run for the third consecutive week when they went past a brave Army outfit by 38 points (4 tries, 3 conversions, 3 penalties, 1 drop goal) to 25 Points (4 tries, 1 conversion, 1 penalty) win in their Dialog Inter Club “A” Division first round rugby encounter which concluded at the Nittawela Rugby Grounds in front of a packed house yesterday.
Cross-town rivals and contenders of years past, CH & FC and CR & FC will lock horns at Royal Sports Complex today, with both teams looking to arrest their two-game losing streaks in the Dialog Rugby League 2013, while Navy SC will face a wounded Upcountry Lions outfit.
Army SC snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when New Zealand born Kawa slanted a stunning penalty-kick in the 80th minute of the game to win a thrilling Dialog Club Rugby League encounter against Upcountry Lions 22 points to 20 at Diyagama today, to register their second win for the season.
With a less than impressive start to their club rugby season, going down 45 points to 12 against Upcountry Lions last Saturday, the expectant CR & FC team will face another tough opponent today, when they face perennial power-house Kandy SC in one of three matches of the Dialog Rugby League, at Longden Place.
The much-hyped about season opener, which was already postponed from last Friday, was postponed again yesterday, after technical failures with the Havelock Sports Club floodlights left the ground in darkness.
There were no shocks on the opening day of the club rugby season, with the favourites in all of the day’s three matches romped to easy wins.
The much anticipated Dialog Rugby League 2013 will kick off this weekend with Kandy SC and CH & FC at Nittawala while the Upcountry Lions will play CR & FC at the Nawalapitiya ground on Saturday.
Argentina scrumhalf Martin Landajo has been banned for a week for stamping after he was cited following the Pumas defeat by Australia in the Rugby Championship in Rosario on Saturday.
South Africa’s disappointment following their 38-27 loss to New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday was tempered by the belief that the Springboks will continue to improve and pose an even greater challenge next year, coach Heyneke Meyer said.
New Zealand hailed the All Blacks’ stunning 38-27 victory over the Springboks to clinch the Rugby Championship at the weekend as “one of the all-time great games”.
A different training schedule and a strategy rethink combined to power Australia to a thumping 54-17 victory against Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, according to Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.
New Zealand retained the Rugby Championship Saturday with a deserved five-try 38-27 triumph over greatest rivals South Africa at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
Australia kept a pre-match promise to run the ball by scoring seven tries and sweeping aside Argentina 54-17 Saturday in the closing 2013 Rugby Championship Test.
South Africa centre JJ Englebrecht came through training unscathed on Friday and will start in the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.